Assassin's Creed Valhalla has arrived and comes bringing with it a confirmation that the Hidden Blade is indeed making its return in addition to a pretty sweet Collector's Edition as well! In addition to the stellar world premiere trailer showing off an epic battle during the England Dark Ages, the team over a Ubisoft confirmed a few more key details for fans to be hyped over!
According to Ubisoft, players will be able to play as Eivor, choosing a male or a female version just like in Odyssey. Eivor is a "fierce Viking warrior raised on tales of battle and glory" and it's because of those tales that this character becomes a power to be reckoned with. With an open world to explore juxtaposed by the hellish England Dark Age's landscape, players will be able to harness their inner warrior by taking on vicious enemies, growing customizable settlements, and build power from the ground up that the world can't help but to recognize.
Another aspect that Ubisoft revealed is that the rumors of even more RPG exploration were true! Valhalla will offer "advanced RPG mechanics" to allow players to craft their ideal Viking with life or death choices throughout the entire narrative. Your choices, your alliances, your combat, even how you look will influence Valhalla's progression, upping the ante quite a bit from Odyssey!
Assassin's Creed fans have already seen the confirmation that the Hidden Blade is also returning but that's not the only weapon players can enjoy. Powerful dual-weild weapons like the axes seen in the trailer will also be an option in addition to shields, swords, and other crafty tools meant to demolish.
There will also be epic raids for players to enjoy where players can lead massive assaults against Saxon troops throughout the land of England. You can also have the element of surprise on your side for total takedowns while truly immersing yourself in what it means to be a Viking during these trying times.
Another interesting feature is the customization of settlements. Players will be able to not only build but also customize buildings throughout the game including the following structures:
More structures will also be revealed at a later time but given that the Collector's Edition has already shared that players can customize their tattoos in-game, that will be one of the first buildings I will personally have my eye on when it comes to looking like the biggest, baddest Viking to have ever lived.
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla releases this holiday season on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Google Stadia. The Xbox One version will also be able to play on the Xbox Series X so that nobody has to miss out on playing the latest epic adventure!