Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: everything we know about the Viking-inspired adventure

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Ubisoft has confirmed that the next chapter in the Assassin's Creed series will be Assassin's Creed Valhalla, which will see players visiting the Viking era (rumored to be long).

Assassin's Creed Valhalla sees players embody the Viking raider Eivor, who leads their clan from their homeland, Norway, to the shores of the Dark Angel in England – in the hope of settling definitively. But the resistance of the Saxons will not make it really easy.

With less emphasis on stealth, Valhalla introduces new features such as raids, colony management and customization. It looks like the bloodiest entry to date and we can't wait to get hold of it when it comes out for current and next generation consoles in “Holiday 2020”.

And we won't have to wait long to see Assassin's Creed Valhalla in action, as Ubisoft has confirmed that we will have a first look at gameplay when Microsoft's Xbox Series X gameplay is revealed on May 7.

We're more than ready for our latest action-packed story and can't wait to see what the series' great locations look like on next-generation consoles. So without further ado, here's all we know so far about Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

[UPDATE:[UPDATE:[MISEÀJOUR:[UPDATE:Here's how to watch Xbox Series X gameplay. Continue reading to learn more.]

Cut to the chase

Assassin's Creed Valhalla release date

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla will release “Holiday 2020” (so between October and December) to coincide with the release of the PS5 and the Xbox Series X.

The game will be released on Xbox Series X, PS5, Xbox One, PS4, Stadia and PC, and will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store on PC. In addition, Assassin's Creed Valhalla will be available on the Ubisoft UPLAY + subscription service.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Trailers

Ubisoft launched the first trailer for Assassin's Creed Valhalla on April 30. Discover it below:

News and rumors about Assassin's Creed Valhalla

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Below, we've brought together all of the biggest news and rumors about Assassin's Creed Valhalla for your reading:

More to come during the revalidation of the gameplay of the Xbox Series X
Microsoft is hosting a gameplay revelation on Xbox Series X on May 7 and Assassin's Creed Valhalla will be one of the titles present.

Ubisoft has confirmed that the game's first gameplay trailer will be released first during the livestream dedicated to third-party titles coming to Xbox Series X.

Want to watch all the action live? Then check out our handy guide on how to see the gameplay of the Xbox Series X come to life.

Voice actors revealed
Art director Ashraf Ismail unveiled the voice actors for female and male Eivor: Danish actors Cecilie Stenspil and Magnus Buun. With Ubisoft taking a closer look at the RPG elements of Assassin's Creed and making really important dialogue choices, it's likely we will hear a lot.

Norway and England to present
In an interview with BBC Click, creative director Ashraf Ismail confirmed that the game, which takes place in the 9th century, will take players between Norway and England, with the majority of the action taking place in the four kingdoms of England.

“Norway is big enough in itself, but if we are talking specifically about England, this is where the majority of the match takes place. We have four kingdoms in England, so it's Northumbria, East Anglia, Mercia and Wessex. We have big cities like Winchester, London, York – or Jorvik at the time. ”

Playable today
In an interview with Eurogamer, main producer Julien Laferrière confirmed that the day will be playable.

“We have found a way to blend the present into a new type of experience for players,” said Laferrière. “And today is playable – I can confirm it.”

No cooperative
Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a single player game.

Raven animal companion
In Assassin's Creed Odyssey, players had an eagle companion who could spot areas from above. In Assassin's Creed Valhalla, you will have a raven companion who will have new abilities.

Romance available
Assassin's Creed Valhalla will have romance options, but it's unclear whether players will be able to romance everyone, regardless of gender.

Exclusive Epic Games Store
The PC version of Assassin's Creed Valhalla is only available on the Epic Game Store and Uplay, which we hope will ruffle more than a few feathers.

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Pre-orders and special editions
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gold, Ultimate and Collector's editions are available – pre-orders are open now.

The Gold Edition of the game includes the base game and the Season Pass. The Ultimate edition includes the base game, the Season Pass and the Ultimate Pack giving players access to exclusive customization content: the Berserker Gear Pack, the Berserker Settlement Pack, the Berserker Longship Pack, as well as a set of runes to improve weapons or gears.

The Collector's Edition includes the base game, the Season Pass, the Ultimate Pack, the high-end replica Ubicollectibles of Eivor and his Drakkar, a collector's case, a Steelbook with a unique work of art, a certificate of authenticity numbered, a Viking statuette of Eivor with his crow and his Dane ax, exclusive lithographs as well as a selected soundtrack of the game. The collector's edition is available exclusively on the Ubisoft store.

Additionally, fans who pre-order Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will receive an additional mission, “ The Way of the Berserker, ” in which players will join a legendary Nordic Berserker in his quest for revenge.

Choices matter
Things like political alliances, combat decisions, and dialogue choices will influence the world of Assassin's Creed Valhalla – so choose carefully.

Bloodier than ever
Assassin's Creed Valhalla looks a lot more brutal than previous entries in the series, with the trailer depicting bloody massacres on English soil. It seems that stealth is no longer the priority in this game and instead, we will see more the way of violent raids and destruction.

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More RPG elements
According to Ubisoft, Valhalla introduces new features such as raids, the ability to grow your establishment and boost your power, and the ability to increase your influence in this dark and brutal new world. These raids will allow you to collect the resources necessary to improve your colony.

As your village grows, you will be able to add new buildings such as a barracks, a blacksmith and a tattoo parlor – all available for customization and upgrade.

Personalization
Players will have the option of playing as a male or female Eivor, with new customization options that will allow you to customize the hair, tattoos, war paint and equipment of your Eivor.

Story
Here is the description of Ubisoft's story:

“Driven from Norway by endless wars and dwindling resources in the 9th century AD, players will lead the Eivor Nordic clan across the icy North Sea to the rich lands of the broken kingdoms of England.

“Players must carve out a new future for their clan, reliving the merciless fighting style of the Viking warriors with a revamped combat system that includes the ability to carry dual weapon weapons against a greater variety of enemies than ever. ”

“To secure resources, players can raid certain places using their drakkar to gain much-needed wealth and resources. As the Vikings begin to settle in their new home, they meet resistance of the Saxons, including King Aelfred of Wessex, who denounces them as pagans and appears to be the sole ruler of a civilized England. Unexpectedly, Eivor must do what is necessary to keep Valhalla close at hand. “

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Launch window and platforms
Assassin's Creed Valhalla is expected to release “Holiday 2020” (so between October and December this year) to coincide with the release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Ubisoft has confirmed that Valhalla will be released for Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox One , PS4, Stadia and for PC – it will also be available on the Ubisoft subscription service: UPLAY +.

15 studios working on Valhalla
According to a tweet from Ubisoft Montreal, 15 studios around the world are working on Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

Viking age
Assassin's Creed Kingdom is rumored to take place in the Viking Age. It became clear when BossLogic started drawing Vikings-themed art on Assassin's Creed's Twitch stream – but the name also reveals it.



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