Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Release Date, leaks, gameplay, trailers, story
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When is Assassin’s Creed Valhalla coming out? Gameplay, locations, leaks & more

Published: 28/May/2020 18:23 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 11:23

by Daniel Cleary

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Ubisoft has revealed the next installment of the ever-popular Assassin’s Creed franchise. Here’s everything we know about Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, including information on the release date, locations, gameplay, and much more.

Ubisoft games fans know all too well that the last game in this series was released back in 2018, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. They have been eager to get their hands on the new title since rumors began to spread in January.

Leakers have been sharing unconfirmed information about the new AC title for months. However, the developers finally made an official reveal with their April 29 live stream. A popular graphic designer, BossLogic, created some incredible artwork for the new game, live on stream, which confirmed the new release would be set in the Viking era.

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Fans watched the setting reveal unfold as BossLogic livestreamed his progress of the Assassin’s Creed artwork from scratch.

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla release date & trailer

The next Assassin’s Creed title reportedly had its release date for Xbox One leaked on July 11 after the Italian Instagram account for the game uploaded a trailer early with the reveal at the end.

If true, the game is set for a November 17 release, just two days before CD PROJEKT RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 comes out.

Ubisoft gave fans a first look at the game during the Xbox Series X event on May 7 after the initial reveal. Their reveal includes a brand-new trailer, also confirming that it is being developed with next-gen consoles in mind.

The First Look Gameplay trailer consists of plenty of action. Developers also shared a glimpse at the world that fans can expect to enjoy when Valhalla drops. You can watch the full Assassin’s Creed Valhalla trailer below.

What locations will be in the game?

Fans of Viking history rejoice! Your Valhalla adventure takes place during England’s Dark Ages in the 9th century. Players will be able to travel between four major English kingdoms during that time period, Wessex, Northumbria, East Anglia, and Mercia, according to Creative Director Ashraf Ismail.

Specific cities such as London, Winchester, and York, as well as smaller towns, should also be included for the game’s launch. Norway will also play a major role as your character’s homeland in the story, with the potential to travel between the two countries.

Ismail claimed that, although Norway and England are set to make up the core of the map, the world will still have many surprises in store that won’t be shared with AC fans quite yet. Stonehenge and other popular attractions have also been teased in the latest trailer.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla story and characters

Since the story of Ezio Auditore came to a close in Revelations, every Assassin’s Creed title has introduced a new leading character. You can choose between a male or female protagonist and customize your character, Eivor, in a number of ways. Eivor’s story will show the character leaving their war-ravaged home country and leading their clan to the shores of England.

King Alfred of Wessex, and his Saxon forces, will be waiting for them in resistance on their arrival. Players will encounter some Assassins along Eivor’s journey. Eventually, players will begin aiding the Assassins in the classic conflict against the Templars.

Similar to titles such as Origins and Odyssey, Ubisoft will be taking inspiration from Norse Mythology and many of the historical figures or even gods could play crucial roles in the game’s main storyline.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay

As it is set during the Viking era, fans of the series can expect to wield some powerful dual-wield weapons such as classic combat axes, swords & shields, and much more.

Players also get more unique gameplay features in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. These include raids, growing your settlements, and the ability to expand political power and influence in-game.

Ubisoft revealed that there would more “Advanced RPG mechanics” compared to previous titles. The developers say these features will provide players with multiple paths to take during their playthrough.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will also contain many features that fans of the franchise have come to love. These include naval travel, stealth gameplay, and the return of hidden blades following their absence in Odyssey.

It is unclear just what else the Nordic-based release will include. However, Ubisoft has already revealed plenty to get fans of the series even more hyped for Valhalla.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Season Pass content revealed

Published: 20/Oct/2020 18:09

by Andrew Highton

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With excitement reaching fever pitch for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft has announced plans for extending the life of the game, post-launch, with brand new expansion packs. These DLCs have been given tentative release dates in the new trailer.

Despite the game not releasing for nearly another month, Ubisoft has already announced their plans for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla after the initial launch. An official video posted to their Twitter and YouTube channel outlines their full-year plan to maintain the game’s status.

Season Pass buyers will gain access to the two main expansion packs – due for release in 2021 – whereas regular owners of the game will still receive smaller pieces of seasonal content throughout the year. Owners of the Gold Edition and Ultimate Edition will have the Season Pass automatically.

A timeline of post-launch content for Assassin's Creed Valhalla
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Ubisoft intends to keep Assassin’s Creed Valhalla going for at least a year.

Wrath of the Druids

Due for release in Spring 2021, Wrath of the Druids takes place in Ireland and tasks Eivor with unravelling the mysteries of a druid cult. Set in Dublin, he has to hunt down members of this mysterious cult and fight them.

The Siege of Paris

Due for release in Summer 2021, The Siege of Paris takes place in France and will have you exploring and conquering Paris during this famous period in Viking history, and will even see the appearance of Charles The Fat (Charles III).

The Legend of Beowulf

This extra content will be available at launch and suggests you’ll be taking on the famed beast, Beowulf.

Free seasonal content

This content will be available to all owners of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and will be released throughout the year. It features: The Yule Festival (late 2020), various other festivals, new events, new gear, and new game modes – including River Raid.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is due for release on November 10 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, and PC.