After a year of leaks and rumours about a Viking-themed Assassin’s Creed, we finally got confirmation that those leaks were mostly true. What was originally dubbed “Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok” has now been revealed to be Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
Besides a Feudal Japan setting, fans have been begging for a Viking-themed Assassin’s Creed for years now and finally we got one. It seems Ubisoft is doing us a bit of fan service these days seeing as though Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece were heavily requested settings from fans and we got both of those along with a soft reboot of the series.
Now, we are getting yet another fan request, so maybe Japan is on the table in the near future?
The reveal started with famous artists Bosslogic who live-streamed his process of creating a piece of art related to the new Assassin’s Creed, which ended with an announcement that a trailer was inbound. It was a clever and unusual way to reveal the game but I suppose since everyone is under lockdown, the developers and marketing teams had to get creative.
I’m not going to spoil too much of the trailer, but one thing that really made me happy was seeing dismemberment. Now, I could be getting excited over something that was just put into the trailer for dramatic effect, but if this game does feature actual dismemberment, then I’m going to be over the moon.
One thing I have always griped about when it comes to the Assassin’s Creed games is that although the combat and executions are extremely brutal, the lack of actual damage on the enemies makes the combat lose weight. Seeing legs and heads be chopped off really added to the dramatic effect of the trailer and I hope the game features it too. But that’s all I will say about the trailer which you can watch below:
It was announced that on 7 May, Xbox is hosting another Inside Xbox episode via live stream and they will be showing off gameplay for some third-party games running on the Xbox Series X. Ubisoft confirmed via their Twitter that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be among those games shown off during the stream.
It’s an exciting time to be an Assassin’s Creed fan and I for one love Vikings. So, I’m looking forward to seeing more about this game. Now if you’d excuse me, I still want to play through all the other Assassin’s Creed games before this one drops in Holiday 2020.