Assassin's Creed Valhalla Coming To Old And New Gen Consoles, Features Choice Of Male Or Female Protagonist

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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.

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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.

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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”.

The collector’s edition comes with a female Eivor statue.
The collector’s edition comes with a female Eivor statue.
Image: Ubisoft

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.

Illustration for article titled iAssassins Creed Valhalla/i Coming To Old And New Gen Consoles, Features Choice Of Male Or Female Protagonist
Image: Ubisoft
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Check out the game’s official website for more info, including a question and answer session covering the game’s Viking setting and history.

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And yes manchildren who will inevitably complain about this, there is archaeological evidence that there were were female vikings.