Ubisoft Goes Viking with Next AC game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
The game is scheduled for release in late 2020 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Google Stadia, and is to be Ubisoft’s launch title for the next-generation consoles, the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5
The trailer that they released was a cinematic trailer and we didn’t get to see any actual gameplay. We did get a buttload of screenshots for the upcoming game which prominently features the new character Eivor, a viking raider who gets thrust into the world of Assassins.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Trailer
A central feature of the game is the settlement that the player, as Eivor, will help build and lead during the game. Game director Ashraf Ismail described its importance as “a lot of what you’re doing in the game world is, at the end of the day, going to feed into the settlement so that it can grow, it can flourish.” The player will be able to direct construction of certain types of buildings which in turn provide benefits for gameplay. To build these structures, the player will need to lead the Vikings on raids to collect resources. Though the use of naval transport has returned, naval combat has been dialled back, with Eivor’s longship acting more as a faster medium for travel when performing raids and for escaping after land combat, rather than in engagement with other naval vessels.
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