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Assassin’s Creed dev reveals more new Valhalla gameplay features

Published: 14/May/2020 8:29 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 11:28

by Brad Norton

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is gearing up to be one of the most customizable entries in the franchise, according to Ubisoft creative director Ashraf Ismail, who has revealed new details on the 2020 title’s gameplay.

Following the success of 2018’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the upcoming twelfth entry in the franchise will depict a journey through the Viking age.

According to Ismail, Valhalla will be taking things up a notch with customization. From refining your combat preferences to the altering appearance of protagonist Eivor, there will be plenty of new options to choose from in the 2020 title.

“We wanted players to play the game as they want,” he said in a May 13 interview with Washington Post. When the game launches in late 2020, you’ll be able to mix match armor pieces in “five separate” categories as per usual. However, players will also be allowed to “swap the look of a piece of gear.”

If one piece of armor has a buff that compliments your playstyle, but another piece has a far more appealing look, you can simply swap out the visual appearance. Additionally, when armor is upgraded throughout the adventure, “that gear also changes visual,” he confirmed.

While the new protagonist will also come with changeable tattoos and war paint, players can still expect to tweak the usual hair color and style too. Breaking down Valhalla’s upgraded combat systems, Ismail highlighted a new level of customization on that end as well.

“At a certain point, you can gain skills that allow you to wield two-handed weapons in a single hand, and then combine two of them if you want.” Dual-wielding two devastating heavy weapons? Such is the Viking way now in Assassin’s Creed.

Ismal joins the conversation at the 10:57 mark for mobile viewers.

From heavy weapons to light axes and even shields, it looks as though players will be able to dual wield absolutely everything in Valhalla.

There’s no date set in stone for the next Assassin’s Creed just yet, but players can expect to learn all about Eivor’s story in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla cosplayer raids new lands as Eivor

Published: 22/Nov/2020 23:07 Updated: 23/Nov/2020 3:11

by Brent Koepp

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A cosplayer made waves on Instagram after sharing her epic real-life take on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla protagonist, Eivor. The artist brought the fierce viking to life with some stunning work.

Assassin’s Creed made its debut in 2007, and has since exploded into an annual franchise. Players around the world became captivated by the series’ recreation of historical periods.

A talented cosplayer tackled the 2020 release, Valhalla, by transforming into its lead protagonist Eivor. Her insanely accurate depiction of the Viking heroine is one of the best things you will see all week.

Screenshot of Assassin's Creed Valhalla protagonist Eivor.
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Eivor is the latest protagonist to lead the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla cosplayer becomes real-life Eivor

Assassin’s Creed’s latest release takes place in Norway where a Viking community called the Raven Clan struggles to keep their independence. Due to a power struggle in their region, they take off on a voyage to find a new home in England.

Cosplayer Maja Felicitas shared her mind-blowing transformation into the game’s lead protagonist, Eivor. Talented photographer ‘eosandy_’ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s iconic brown and red Viking attire.

Maja’s outfit is full of accurate details from the action role-playing title, including the thick fur that lines her neckline, wrists, and boots, as well as her intricately patterned armor. She even faithfully depicted the signature raven tattoo which wraps around her left ear.

 

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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, she also teamed up with her husband Ben ‘Maul Cosplay‘ who portrayed the male version of Eivor. The couple perfectly bring Valhalla’s protagonist to life with their incredible work.

 

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Assassin’s Creed officially made its next-gen debut on the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5. The latest release in the long-running series has players taking on Viking history in Norway and England.

Despite only releasing at the start of November, the title is already a major hit. According to Ubisoft, Valhalla has already had the franchise’s best opening week in sales of all time.