Ubisoft has just unveiled the latest chapter in the Assassin's Creed franchise: Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, which will cover Vikings this time around.
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla chucks players into ninth-century England where they will play as Eivor, a Viking raider that can be either male or female. Eivor will lead his or her clan to build a new home in England as his clan will raid, conquer, and fight for glory.
However, it isn't all blood and guts, as Valhalla will allow players to get what they want with diplomacy and earn the player more friends as well. Players will earn new political alliances, with their wits as well as their sword, which in an RPG is pretty important.
The raids in Valhalla will have the player leading longship attacks to pillage enemy territories or launch assaults on Saxon strongholds. There will be a new combat system that will have players bashing, dismembering, and decapitating their foes with dual-wielded axes, swords, and even shields. As seen in the trailer, the Hidden Blade will make a return as well. Newly featured will be the ability to build up your own clan.
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla will be available Holiday 2020 on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and PC.
Assassin's Creed has always been a series that has always interested me but something that I've never got into. They have cool time periods like Ancient Greece or Revolutionary France, but there's always been something that's held me back, whether it's glitches or open-world RPG gameplay, which for me is mediocre at best and tedious at worst. So, now that we are at vikings--which everyone and their dog likes--I'm somewhat interested again. Will I spend $90 to buy it? Most likely not.
What do you think of this unveiling? Do you think it's a worthy Assassin's Creed setting? Do you miss the old Assassin's Creed? Let us know in the comments!