Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s release date for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Stadia was leaked on July 11 when an Instagram post mistakenly went up early. On July 12, it was confirmed during Ubisoft’s Forward event.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s rollout has been the victim of several leaks in 2020, such as when 30 minutes of gameplay made its way online. And on July 11, an accidental Instagram post revealed its release date early.
The latest title in the long-running Ubisoft franchise is the first game since the critically acclaimed Odyssey in 2018. Players will get their chance to live out their Viking fantasy this Fall, as officially revealed during the Forward presentation.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla date revealed
Valhalla was first announced in April by Ubisoft, and centers on a Viking tribe from Norway in the year 873 CE. The latest in the open-world RPG series will have players taking control of protagonist Eivor, as he leads his clan to resettle in Anglo-Saxon England.
During the event, Ubisoft released a new trailer which revealed the release date at the end: November 17. It is set for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia, with it also dropping on PS5 and Xbox Series X sometime during the Holiday 2020 season.
The day before, on July 11, the Italian Instagram account for Assassin’s Creed accidentally posted a commercial on the account before deleting it.
The short video showed various cutscenes from the title, before revealing the November 17th release date.
Leak: Assassin's Creed: Valhalla releasing November 17
Likely the PS5/XSX date too, within a day or two pic.twitter.com/XNWsevhHsD
— AllGamesDelta (@AllGamesDelta_) July 11, 2020
Another interesting aspect to the date is that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will drop two days before CD PROJEKT RED’s Cyberpunk 2077. Often major AAA titles with similar genres will try to space out their release from each other, however the two giants will be going head to head.
Sony and Microsoft have yet to announce when exactly PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X is actually coming out. Both publishers have simply stated “Holiday 2020.” Regardless of when, it looks like players are going to have a wealth of titles to choose from.