UBISOFT have announced the next entry in the iconic Assassin’s Creed franchise – and it comes from a land of ice and snow, from the midnight sun and where the hot springs flow.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is, as the name suggests, viking themed game – in this case, set in the Ninth Century, with you playing warrior Eivor (your choice of male or female), who sets sail from Scandinavia to England in search of a better life.
The announcement for the game, which is due out around Christmas, says:
“Driven from Norway by endless wars and dwindling resources in ninth century AD, players will lead Eivor’s clan of Norsemen across the icy North Sea to the rich lands of England’s broken kingdoms.
“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.
“To secure resources players can lead raids to select locations using their longship to earn much-needed riches and resources.
“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.”
Ubisoft have confirmed there will be a Gold, Ultimate, and Collector’s Editions of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla too, as well as standalone collectible products.
- The Gold Edition will include the base game and the Season Pass.
- The Ultimate Edition will include the base game, the Season Pass and the Ultimate Pack giving access to players to exclusive customization content: the Berserker Gear Pack, the Berserker Settlement Pack, the Berserker Longship Pack, along with a Set of Runes to improve weapons or gears.
- The Collector’s Edition will include the base game, the Season Pass, the Ultimate Pack, the high-end Ubicollectibles replica of Eivor and her Drakkar (height: 30cm), a Collector’s Case, a Steelbook with a unique artwork, a numbered certificate of authenticity, a Viking Statuette of Eivor with his raven and Dane axe (height: 5cm), exclusive lithographs as well as a Selected Soundtrack of the game. (The Collector’s Edition is available exclusively on the Ubisoft Store_.
- The standalone Ubicollectibles products including the Eivor Wolf-Kissed Figurine and his Hidden Blade Replica.
The cinematic trailer for the game promises plenty of the action and adventure the series is known for, and given how excellent Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey was, I am very much looking forward to finding out more about this one as we get closer to release.