Watch: ‘Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’ trailer and Viking storyline revealed [video]
Ubisoft is adding Vikings to the mix with its upcoming release, 'Assassin's Creed: Valhalla'. The trailer alone will blow you away; watch it here.
Exciting news! The Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla trailer dropped today. I don’t want to get ahead of myself – and my Assassin’s Creed bias is well-documented – but this might be the best AC game, ever.
Ubisoft’s next big hit will carry on from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey by providing you with the option of choosing a male or female character. Just like Jacob and Evie.
In Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, you can either play as Eivor, a fierce Viking raider all geared for battle and glory. If all that manliness is not for you, play as either Alexios or Kassandra.
The character you choose will not affect the gameplay, but it does change the other character’s story. In addition, both Alexios and Kassandra have different voice actors.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla: What you need to know
When will AC: Valhalla be released?
Most important questions first: when will it be released. Ubisoft confirmed that Valhalla will be released during the 2020 holiday season. Getting it this year still a win in my books.
The game is slated for release on Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PS4, Stadia and PC. If you’re a PC gamer, it will be available exclusively through the Epic Games Store.
Being a console gamer myself, I’m just going to go ahead and pop the PS5 trailer in here:
Watch: Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla trailer
“Being in Eivor’s boots as both a Viking raider and a clan leader, players will face the conflicts of establishing a new home in the midst of a power struggle for control of England”.Creative Director Ashraf Ismail
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla storyline and plot
According to Ubisoft, Eivor and his clan were driven from Norway by “endless wars and dwindling resources” in the ninth century AD. You, the player, must carve out a new future for the clan.
“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 civilised England. Against all odds, Eivor must do what is necessary to keep Valhalla within reach.”
Sounds exciting, right? You’ll create your own Viking village and see it grow, but be warned: the directors said they wanted “players to see the consequences of their actions”.
Lead producer Julien Laferrière says that “you’ll see the effects of alliances – such as weddings to forge relationships between clans – and the consequences of ‘harsh choices you have to face’.”
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