Ubisoft has announced its latest installment in the long-running Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The game was initially teased through a promotional image a live stream by artist Kode Abdo, also known as Bosslogic. A full cinematic trailer showed the game to be set in the 9th century around the war between the Viking and English that took place between the 8th to 11th centuries.
Players will be able to choose between the male(voiced by Danish actor Magnus Bruun) or female (voiced by Cecile Stenspil) Viking Raider, named Eivor, leading their clan from the shores of Norway across the icy North Sea to settle to their new home in the farmlands of England. “To succeed, the players will go raiding using longships and their raiding party; they’ll assault giant fortifications in epic battles; they’ll have to gain alliances with kings and legendary Vikings, and they’ll be faced with some very harsh choices as the leader of a community,” said Ashraf Ismail, creative director Valhalla about the gameplay.
Valhalla will incorporate visceral combat based around the Viking warrior’s brutal fighting style choosing from an arsenal of dual-wielded axes, swords and shields, as well as series classic, Assassin’s hidden blade. Along with the combat, players will have to grow their settlement by recruiting new members to their clan and building and upgrading structures to aid you such as blacksmiths for better weapons and tattoo parlors for customization options.
Ubisoft Middle East’s head of communication Malek Teffaha had addressed criticism of previous games and had stated the game will not be as large in length as the previous titles. In a tweet, he said(translated by VG247) “FYI, it won’t be the longest or biggest game in the series. They addressed criticism on this one.” The game’s map will feature some of Norway as well as four kingdoms of England.
The Assassin’s Creed franchise is centered around the millennia-long war between the sect of Assassins and the order of the Templars. Valhalla is following the 2018’s release of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which was set in Ancient Greece.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be releasing this holiday season in 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, PC as well as the next-gen consoles, PS5 and Xbox Series X.