Assassin's Creed Valhalla Officially Announced

The long-rumored Assassin's Creed game set during the time of the Vikings is currently in development at Ubisoft.

The theme and title for the newest Assassin’s Creed game was revealed today during a Twitch livestream. Assassin's Creed Valhalla is the official title of Assassin's Creed 2020, and it will be all about Vikings. 

The title and setting were revealed during an eight-hour-long livestream, which saw BossLogic create a unique piece of art for the game (seen above). 

The world-premiere trailer for Assassin's Creed Valhalla will debut tomorrow, April 30, at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST. Currently, there is no information on what exactly the trailer will include or if any gameplay will be shown. 

Considering what we know about real-life Vikings, Valhalla is set sometime between the late 8th century and the 11th century CE. None of the game's locations have been confirmed by Ubisoft as of this writing, but they are likely to include Nordic countries such as Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, as well as other European locales such as Britain, Ireland, and France.

Eastern European locations such as Russia could also make an appearance in some capacity when taking Viking history into account. 

Rumors about the latest Assassin’s Creed game have swirled for some time. Sources told Kotaku a long time ago that Assassin’s Creed 2020 would be Viking-themed, and it looks like those sources were right. The theme was also teased in last year’s The Division 2, where an eagle-eyed YouTuber noticed in-game posters depicting a Viking warrior or hero holding an Apple of Eden. 

Some leaks, such as those regarding the long-spoken-of Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok, may still hold some merit, specifically those including runes, locations such as York, Paris, and Kiev, and the alleged beginning of the game. However, like the game’s possible locations, none of those rumors have been confirmed by Ubisoft yet.   

We also don’t know when Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will release or what platforms it will launch on. Though it’s widely accepted the game will release sometime in 2020, that has yet to be confirmed. It’s very likely, however, that Valhalla will release on next-gen platforms, including the PS5 and Xbox Series X. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla as Ubisoft shares more details, and be sure to check back tomorrow for the game's official trailer. 

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Published Apr. 29th 2020

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