All We Know about ‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’ so Far


Ubisoft hasn’t been sharing that many details about their upcoming AAA games but now they have revealed everything that’s going to be interesting for the new Assassin’s Creed game which will go by the name “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla“.

What do we know about the story and setting in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla?

As the name of the game suggests, the new Assassin’s Creed game will take place in a Viking-themed setting. You will find yourself in the shoes of Eivor Wolfsmal (the wolf-kissed), a clan leader driven out of their home in Norway. They are now looking to settle in England and whether you’ll be a brutish invader or a silver-tongued diplomat for going about it will be up to you.

What platforms will Assassin’s Creed Valhalla be released on?

The game is planned to be released for the following platforms:

Sony and Microsoft will also soon introduce their next generation of gaming consoles, so it’s always a hard decision for the gamers if they should buy the version for their current console or wait for the next-gen release. We have no information how Sony is going to deal with that but from Microsoft Xbox, it has been confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be part of their “Smart Delivery” service, which means you only need to buy the game once and it will work on current-gen as well as next-gen, as soon as gamers buy the new console.

Are there any visuals out yet?

There is not much yet that we can share yet but these images should give a good first impression.

Will there be an option to play as a female hero in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla?

Just like in the predecessor Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, you will be able to play the Viking hero, named Eivor Wolfsmal, either as a male or a female protagonist. This decision was important to many gamers and in 2020, the very least developers should do if not offer a fully customizable player character is to offer to choose the gender they want to play with. Currently, there are no known implications to the story based on what gender your hero has, but it is possible that you’d meet the “other” hero that you don’t pick in some way throughout the campaign, as it was also the case in previous installments.

Will there be a hidden blade in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla?

We missed the hidden blade, the signature weapon of the Assassin Brotherhood, in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, but it looks like we’ll finally be able to use the hidden blade once again when going stealth. There has been no written confirmation but the published key art clearly shows the retractable blade which indicates that through the game at some point you will be able to use the hidden blade of the brotherhood.

When will Assassin’s Creed Valhalla be released?

Ubisoft’s latest installment of the popular Assassin’s Creed franchise is planned to be released during the holiday season 2020, which very likely means December but no exact date has been announced yet.

What will Assassin’s Creed Valhalla cost?

There are several editions gamers can choose to buy, all containing the main game plus some goodies, depending on which version they go for. The press information tells us about a standard edition ($59.99), a gold edition ($109.99), and an ultimate edition, but the freshly released product website also shows the option to buy a collector’s edition ($199.99). As the product page for the ultimate edition currently is dead and no pricing information is available it is unclear if it might be the same as the collector’s edition or not. Pre-order is live as of now.

YouTube: Trailer – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Cinematic CGI Announcement)

Photo credit: All material shown is owned by Ubisoft and was provided to us with permission to use in this article.
Source: Ubisoft press information, blog, product site

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