The Assassin’s Creed franchise is a very curious one when you look at its grand history. When the first game was revealed, and then gameplay was shown for it, people were instantly hype. For the first few games people loved everything they saw about it and more. Then, slowly but surely, the games became less interesting, more convoluted, and less like the ambitious titles that started everything off. But in recent years, with Origins, Odyssey and the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla things have finally turned around.
During the Ubisoft Forward event, Ubisoft revealed many details about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, including that it will release on November 17th of this year, and also giving a 30-minute gameplay video that you can see below. But something rather interesting that they revealed is about the gender of the Viking characters you’ll be playing.
For the longest time, Assassin’s Creed had you playing as a male character no matter what. Later on there was an option to play as a female assassin, but it was limited or had to be story-focused like in Liberation to make happen in full. But in Odyssey, players were given the option of whom to be, and Valhalla will be the same way. The difference though is that while Odyssey had to playing twins (thus making them both canonical), this time you’ll apparently be able to just switch your gender on the fly.
This means that no matter what kind of gender your Viking is, people will react a certain way that won’t depend on gender. Aside from likely relationships of course.
The Viking experience of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is one that many are aiming to take full advantage of as it’s something that the series hasn’t tackled yet. Plus, both Origins and Odyssey were very good titles in terms of both story and gameplay, so Valhalla should be able to grow even more.