Where in history is the Assassin’s Creed franchise traveling next? This series has now been running for a full decade, and it seems like all the cool places have already been taken. Ancient Egyptians, Greek mythology, pirates, what’s left? Oh right, vikings, we haven’t done vikings yet.
Ubisoft revealed all the details on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla this morning, after revealing the setting itself via an eight-hour painting session. You are Eivor, dual axe-wielder and leader of your pillaging clan. It’s the ninth century and Norway has simply become too war-torn to tolerate, so you’re setting sail for a grander, richer land full of soft citizenry and spoils to steal: Merrie England.
But if you think the Saxons are going to just let you in with open arms, think again, especially while you’re holding those axes in both of yours. King Aelfred of Wessex wants to be the sole ruler of England and will send waves of armies your way. Will you stand victorious against him? It depends on the state of your resources, meaning how many communities you raided before you got there.
It’s not all hack and slash…building settlements, political decisions and dialogue choices will all factor into the clan’s success or failure. Your Eivor can be male or female, with fully customizable hair, clothes, accessories and tattoos.
No specific day of release has been revealed, but Ubisoft wants to get Assassin’s Creed Valhalla out on everything (except Switch) within the holiday shopping window. This means releases on PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, XBox One, XBox Series X, and even Google Stadia, assuming there’s still a Google Stadia.
You’ll be able to unleash your inner Hagar this Christmas. But after vikings, it seems like every cool vocation in history will be tapped out for this series….no wait, ninjas. They haven’t done ninjas yet.