Ubisoft unveils Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay video!
After revealing the setting for the title in late April, Ubisoft has unveiled a full 30-minute video full of work-in-progress gameplay from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla at its virtual Ubisoft Forward event, giving a deeper look at the title’s Viking setting! The video can be viewed in the player below!
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is an open world action-adventure game, structured around several 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 (voiced by Magnus Bruun) or female (voiced by Cecilie Stenspil) and is able to customize Eivor’s hair, warpaint, clothing, armor and tattoos.
The variety of weapons available to the player has been expanded to include weapons such as flails and greatswords, with combat 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 previous titles 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 foes and aspects of the game world from afar before Eivor engages in combat.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the eleventh installment in the primary Assassin’s Creed franchise, was released in October 2018 to very positive reviews from critics and fans for its expansive world-building, strong gameplay and intriguing story. The game, set in the years 431-422 BCE, saw players take control of a mercenary who fights for both Sparta and Athens in an attempt to unite their family.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set to hit shelves 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 title for the next-gen consoles (via GameRevolution).