Ubisoft has revealed Assassin’s Creed Valhalla today with a cinematic world premiere trailer. The trailer (which you can see below) shows us the environments we will be exploring in this Vikings adventure and a look at our new protagonist.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is primarily set in the backdrop of England’s Dark Ages, although will feature parts of Scandinavia and Norway. You play as Eivor – who can either be male or female to build your settlement and take control.
Settlements seem to play a big role in this new Assassin’s Creed. At this settlement, you can recruit new clan members and slowly upgrade structures. This will also be the place to upgrade Eivor with new weapons and gear, and there’s even a tattoo parlor! Side activities will also keep you occupied in and around the settlement. Players can finish, hunt, and even take part in drinking games. This very much reminds me of the main camp in Red Dead Redemption 2.
Like Odyssey and Origins, Valhalla dives even further into the RPG mechanics. Returning from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey are dialogue options, which may likely affect the outcome of the story. Also returning from Odyssey are the large scale battles that had a heavy presence in the CGI trailer.
Eivor will have a raven as his/her companion in the game which acts in a very similar way to the eagles of Senu and Ikaros in Assassin’s Creed Origins and Odyssey respectively.
The trailer finished with the confirmation of the return of the hidden blade as Eivor assassinates a foe. The hidden blade is an essential part of Assassin’s Creed law that was not in Odyssey.
Many had hoped that a co-op would return for Valhalla, but Ubisoft has confirmed the game is single-player only.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will release later this year on Xbox Series X, PS5, Xbox One, PS4, Stadia, and PC
A gameplay trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be released next Thursday, May 7 at 8 AM PT/4 PM UK time on Inside Xbox, where we will get a first look at a number of Xbox Series X titles.