Eschewing a yearly release of the Assassin's Creed franchise, Ubisoft took its time after development of Assassin's Creed Odyssey in 2018 to flesh out another historical epoch—the Dark Ages. Called Assassin's Creed Valhalla, the game focuses on Evior and its set in a time when Norse tribes left their homes to settle in Anglo-Saxon England.
Like Odyssey, you can choose to either play as a male or female version of Evior. Not only do you go on raids and develop your settlements; you'll also have to decide whether diplomacy requires the swing of the sword or a silver tongue. Even your dialogue choice will alter your journey.
Speaking of which, there's an intriguing gameplay aspect that caught our eye: you get to engage in a competition called flyting, where two parties exchange insults. Can't wait for a 'yo momma' zinger.
Pre-orders for ACV is opened, where you can purchase versions like the Standard Edition (comes with the base game and a Season Pass for future content for download) or the Collector's Edition (comes with the base game; statue of Evior; soundtrack; artwork, among others).
According to the launched trailer, it is looking to be a corker of a game. The visuals look glorious; the violence intense and a special surprise makes its return near the end of the clip.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla will be released in Q4 2020 and will be on the Xbox One; PlayStation 4; the Xbox Series X; PlayStation 5; Google Stadia and PC platforms.