Wars will rage. Kingdoms will fall. This is the age of the Vikings…

Ubisoft has released the first official trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla; the game itself was announced yesterday, but the Viking setting has been rumoured for years. Check out the full cinematic trailer below:

A lot of details about the game have been confirmed, allowing again to choose between a male or female main character in the form of Viking Eivor. The game will be set in parts of Britain and Norway and will prove upon the RPG elements of Odyssey and Origins. Allowing you to build your own settlement, which will be a very important part of the game according to lead producer Julien Laferrière, via Eurogamer, who states, “It’s your own Viking village you’ll see prosper and grow, and which your clanmates will live in… It’s at the centre of our quests and the centre of the decisions you make. We want players to see the consequences of their actions… Instead of exploring one territory, then moving on to another and having no real opportunity or reason to return, the settlement changes the structure. So you’ll go on an adventure and then be encouraged to come back to your settlement. It changes the way we’re playing the game we’re making – at least, that’s the bet we’re making.”

There will be a lot more customisation this time around, delving deeper into RPG territory. There will also be both land and sea exploration, which has been encountered multiple times in past AC games. The exploration experience is said to be a rewarding one and will be exciting for many fans of open-world type games.

It will debut in Holiday 2020 on PC, PlayStation 5,  Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One and Stadia.

By Jimmy Ioannou

Images provided by Assassin’s Creed Twitter/Ubisoft

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