Over the recent games, Ubisoft have made some ground-breaking changes in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. It used to be a lot simpler but now they have taken the series towards RPG style. They brought this change with Origins and then finally made it fully RPG with Odyssey. Now, Ubisoft are taking it further with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
Some gameplay features will be brought back from Odyssey. However, many changes have occurred in the upcoming installment. This time, we will get to play as a Viking leader. We will have our own settlement to upgrade. We will explain this with more details below.
The game seems to be huge in scale and will be feature-rich. There are 15 studios working on the game to make it better. Only 7 studios worked on Odyssey. This clearly shows the amount of effort Ubisoft is putting on this game.
The Release Date
According to what we saw in the trailer, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will release during Holiday 2020. This means that the game will be out around December. It will release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC. You can go ahead and pre-order Valhalla right now.
Valhalla is set in 9th Century Britain. The Vikings are starting to move towards England and make a home for themselves. At first, they are in Norway. However, politics and other reasons force them to move. The protagonist for the game is Eivor, he is the leader of the clan. We saw his bravery and rage during the cinematic trailer.
King Alfred the Great is also in the trailer. He is ordering the decimation of the Vikings. It seems that he could be part of the Templars. The game will have the players roaming around Britain, Norway and Scandanavia. Besides that, the director for Valhalla said that settlement will be a very important component in the game. Each upgrade and building will affect the gameplay. You will have your own clan. You will be able to make or break alliances through your dialogues. The story and character development will be based on your choices.
The basis for the game is taken from the previous games. However, the combat is more realistic for the era of the Vikings. The gore and the weapons are just perfect. Eivor will be able to dual wield weapons. For example, he will be able dual wield axes, swords and more. There are shields in the game to give that extra protection and hidden blade is back.
As a player, you will be able to do so much with your gear and character. According to the description given by Ubisoft, you will be to make a tattoo parlour. Choices will impact the story and characters. Also, you will have your best companion, the eagle.
We know that the Vikings had really great ships. They were able to fight fiercely on land and sea both. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will allow the players to travel and fight on the Viking longboats. The game will have more action and it will be brutal than the previous games in the series. You will be able to extend your clan and bring in fierce warriors. Besides this, the players will be able to create a special character. This character can be shared with other players who can use it for their raids.
Watch the cinematic trailer for Valhalla.