Now that we’ve spent eight hours watching artist Bosslogic paint a picture of a Viking, it’s time for something more substantial. Here’s the epic cinematic trailer debut for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, along with the first concrete details on the holiday 2020 release.
First we have the trailer. Looks like England is going after the carefree, fun-loving Vikings, tired of their raiding and pillaging and wild hairstyles. Axe violence ensues.
In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players are cast as Eivor (pronounced AYY-vor), a fierce Viking warrior raised on stories of fighting, fame, and glory. Though the official art depicts a male Viking, Eivor can be a man or a woman, leading their clan into battle against dark age Britain, establishing a settlement, and living up their heroic legacy.
Eivor will be able to utilize both violence and diplomacy as they attempt to forge a new life for their clan in Britain. There will be pillaging and raiding, the latter of which Ubisoft says will be “more action-packed and brutal than anything Assassin’s Creed has seen before”.
With a release aimed at the 2020 holiday season, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will span two generations of consoles. It’s coming to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, as well as Google Stadia and PC as an Epic Game Store exclusive.
Check out the game’s official website for more info, including a question and answer session covering the game’s Viking setting and history.