Ubisoft Revealed The Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Gameplay Video!
After showing off the setting for the new upcoming game in late April, Ubisoft has revealed a full 30-minute video full of work-in-progress gameplay from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla at its virtual Ubisoft Forward event, giving a detailed look at the video games Viking setting!
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is an open world action-adventure game, based around many main story quests and numerous optional side missions where the player takes on the role of Eivor, a Viking raider, as they lead their fellow Vikings against the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in 873 CE. The player will have the choice of playing Eivor as either male or female (voiced by Cecilie Stenspil) and is able to customize Eivor’s hair, warpaint, clothing, armor and even tattoos.
The choice of weapons available to the player has been expanded to come with weapons such as flails and greatswords, with battle also being changed to allow dual wielding of almost any weapon, including shields and every piece of gear that the player collects is unique. The Eagle Vision mechanic of earlier games will return in the form of “Odin Sight,” with the player’s companion animal being a raven named Synin, which is Old Norse for “insight,” and can be used to scout the nearby areas, much like previous avian companions had done in Origins and Odyssey, identifying enemies and aspects of the game world from afar before Eivor engages in battle.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the eleventh game in the primary Assassin’s Creed franchise, was released in October 2018 to very good reviews from critics and fans for its expansive world-building, strong gameplay and engaging story. The game, based in the years 431-422 BCE, saw players take control of a mercenary who battles for both Sparta and Athens in an attempt to unite their family.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be released on November 17 for the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Stadia followed by releases on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X as Ubisoft’s launch game for the next-gen consoles.