Yeah, I skipped everything since Brotherhood and didn’t feel like I was missing anything. Origins and Odyssey are related, but even those you can play separately without missing much. They really ditched the modern part.
In terms of setting, my bet is around the reign of King Alfred and the Danelaw. The Norman conquest would be interesting, but I’d be surprised if they went that route. Considering the popularity of both Vikings and Lost Kingdom, and that both of those are in the period of Alfred right now, I think that would be their safest bet.
I’m curious what they will do with continental Europe. Will be able to visit the Frisians and the Franks in modern France and the Netherlands, or will it be all Saxons, Swedes, Danes, and Norwegians?