Ubisoft gave us our first real look at Assassin’s Creed Valhalla today with the debut of the game’s world premiere trailer. Action-packed and unsurprisingly bloody, the four-minute cinematic trailer shows the game’s Vikings training, taking to the icy seas, and invading England, with everything culminating in a one-on-one duel between an English knight and a Viking assassin.
You can watch the trailer above.
The next installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise has been confirmed for a Holiday 2020 release on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Stadia. It will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store on PC.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla comes to PS4 and PS5 holiday 2020. Claim glory in battle and prove your worth to the gods as a Viking warrior. Full trailer: https://t.co/LY1EjlZjwn pic.twitter.com/wvLZJBgIgG
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) April 30, 2020
Ubisoft confirmed that Valhalla will take place in the 9th century CE in England. The game will follow protagonist Eivor, with the developer telling IGN that Eivor can be either male or female.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was announced yesterday during an epic eight-hour livestream that saw digital artist BossLogic create a unique piece of art for the game in real-time. While the reveal was probably longer than some had anticipated, seeing the entire process play out was certainly a treat.
2020’s Assassin’s Creed game has been rumored for a while now, with Kotaku reporting on insider information way back in early 2019. Based on what we know so far, it looks like those details were mostly correct.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the first entry in the previously-annual series since 2018’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla as it comes in.