Ubisoft has announced the next addition to the Assassin's Creed franchise, Assassin's Creed Valhalla. If will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Google Stadia, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X this holiday season.
Ubisoft released details on the game, as well as a cool new trailer to watch!
The game is set in the ninth century, specifically England's Dark Ages. You are playing as Eivor, a Viking raider, and a clan leader. However, what is interesting about this game is that you can select between either a male or female Eivor, thus being the first time an Assassin's Creed game has starred a female character in the main character role!
Valhalla will also bring back the traditional open-world playstyle from the other Assassin's Creed games, with added mechanics like raids, settlement building and expansion, and political influence.
In a statement from Ubisoft, "Political alliances, combat decisions, and dialogue choices can influence the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, so players must choose wisely to protect their clan’s home and future."
Honestly, it sounds like the butterfly effect may have a hand in how the game plays out?
Ubisoft Montreal, the studio behind Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed Origins, is leading development for the new Assassin's Creed game.
Here is the official story breakdown for Assassin's Creed Valhalla:
Driven from Norway by endless wars and dwindling resources in ninth century AD, players will lead Eivor’s clan of Norsemen across the icy North Sea to the rich lands of England’s broken kingdoms. Players must carve out a new future for their clan, reliving the ruthless fighting style of Viking warriors with a revamped combat system that includes the ability to dual-wield weapons against a greater variety of enemies than ever before. To secure resources, players can lead raids to select locations using their longship to earn much-needed riches and supplies. As the Vikings begin to settle in their new home, they encounter resistance from the Saxons, including King Aelfred of Wessex, who denounces them as heathens and looks to be the sole ruler of a civilized England. Against all odds, Eivor must do what is necessary to keep Valhalla within reach.
The PC version of Valhalla will currently only be available through the Epic Game Store and Ubisoft's own game launcher platform, Uplay. It will also be available through Ubisoft's Uplay Plus service.
So, who is ready for their Viking adventure!?