Ubisoft’s Next Major Assassin’s Creed Game Dropping This Holiday 2020

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Ubisoft officially unveiled Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with a debut trailer, following a teaser stream that unveiled the Viking setting two months before. The official reveal has presented details on the new Assassin’s Creed’s protagonist, story, release platforms, and some pre-order details, and we got our first look at the game running on an Xbox Series X during Microsoft’s Inside Xbox presentation on May 7. This is going to be the first of the entire Assassin’s Creed series to be released both on the upcoming PS5 and Xbox Two on 31st December 2020. Adding to that, it has been co-developed by 15 Ubisoft studios worldwide.  

The game casts players as Eivor, “a fierce Viking raider raised on tales of battle and glory.” Eivor, who can be customized as either a man or a woman, leads a group of Norsemen that have been driven from Norway by “endless wars and dwindling resources in the ninth century CE.”

Their journey sees them crossing the North Sea and traveling to England, where players must “carve out a new future for their clan, reliving the ruthless fighting style of Viking warriors with a revamped combat system that includes the ability to dual-wield weapons against a greater variety of enemies than ever before.”

“With little resources at their disposal, players can lead raids to any promising location they see from the waterfront using their long ship to earn much-needed riches and resources,” Ubisoft explains in a press release. “As the Vikings begin to settle in their new home, they encounter resistance from the Saxons, including King Aelfred of Wessex, who denounces them as heathens and looks to be the sole ruler of a civilized England. Against all odds, Eivor must do what is necessary to keep Valhalla within reach.” director Ashraf Ismail added.

This large-scale adventure is what Ismail has specialized in for years. He previously served as game director for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Origins. However, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will not be the biggest or longest game in the franchise to date. The decision to limit the map size was made as a result of past criticism, as Origins and Odyssey both feature enormous maps.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Release Date Window And Platforms:

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set to release in Holiday 2020 for Xbox Series X, PS5, Xbox One, PS4, Stadia, and on PC exclusively through The Epic Games Store. It will also be available as part of the UPlay+ subscription service. Multiple versions of the game will be available to purchase.

The first gameplay for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was shown on Xbox Series X during Microsoft’s May 7 Xbox showcase presentation.

Assassin’s Creed Special Edition Pre-Orders:

Additionally, the Gold, Ultimate and Collector’s editions of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla were announced along with Ubicollectibles products. Check out the list below.

Gold Edition: The Gold Edition will include the base game and the Season Pass.

Ultimate Edition: The Ultimate Edition will include 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, and the Berserker Longship Pack, along with a Set of Runes to improve weapons or gear.

Collector’s Edition: The Collector’s Edition will include the base game, the Season Pass, the Ultimate Pack, a high-end Ubicollectibles replica of Eivor and his longship, a Collector’s Case, a SteelBook with unique artwork, a numbered certificate of authenticity, a Viking Statuette of Eivor with his raven and Dane axe, exclusive lithographs as well as a selected soundtrack of the game. The Collector’s Edition is available exclusively from the Ubisoft Store.

The stand-alone Ubicollectibles products will include the Eivor Wolf-Kissed Figurine and his Hidden Blade Replica.

Fandom’s Reaction:

The fandom is immensely excited to see the return of social stealth and instakill blade. Especially the come back of the original series composer Jesper Kyd along with some friends.

Recent entries such as Odyssey and Origins fiddled with the hidden blade’s mechanics so it wasn’t always a guaranteed kill. It was a change that bothered some fans. These games also phased out social stealth – the series’ original focus on blending into crowds – which will also return in Valhalla.

Kyd composed music for the series’ first four entries, including its entire Ezio saga, and is responsible for the iconic Ezio’s Family tune which now serves as the overall franchise theme. It’s his first return since 2011’s Assassin’s Creed Revelations.

Therefore it ignites the passion and euphoria of Ezio Auditor and they all hope for the best for this upcoming game.

“Everything Is Permitted. Nothing Is True.”

For further information, check out the trailer link below.

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