Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Release Date, New Details, Gameplay Preview

July 15, 2020 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

The Ubisoft Forward live stream over the weekend not only included a new gameplay overview trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, but also its release date and an extended gameplay preview after the main showcase. Many more details have been released since then, so let’s late a look at everything that was revealed.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Release Date

Asssassin’s Creed Valhalla will be out on November 17 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. Its PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X release date has not been confirmed, but if you own it on PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll be able to upgrade it to the respective next-gen console for free.

Story and Gameplay Details

The Assassin’s Creed Valhalla protagonist is a Viking warrior named Eivor, who can be either male or female. It features RPG mechanics and choices, dual wielding weapons, and an open world to explore that covers both Norway and England. You’ll be leading raids and recruiting new clan members to your settlement, and there will also be an online component that lets you create a Viking raider friends online can use in their raids.

In an extended preview from Ubisoft, we learn a bit more about what the basic gameplay loop for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be like and see some of the previously-mentioned activities. During a raid on the village of King’s Bury, Eivor finds a Book of Knowledge and learns a new ability called Dive of the Valkyries, which helps the raiders reclaim the village for the Vikings. Next they attack Burgh Castle and show off more of the game’s combat as they fight their way through enemy territory. At the end, they have a choice to make – whether to spare their enemy or not.

The next section of the gameplay preview focuses on exploration as they discover many things in the game’s world: a cat that can be recruited, a “Flyting” insult battle, tattoo drawings to collect to give Eivor new tattoos, and a grim side quest with environmental puzzles that they stumbled across in their travels. Once they return to the story, we get to see the ramifications of the choice they made earlier and another battle to wrap things up. All of this can be seen in the 30-minute Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay demo walkthrough posted by Ubisoft.

It appears as though the natural way they encountered the side quest in that preview is how side quests will be handled in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. That is, you won’t gather up quests from NPCs and then head out to solve them, but instead will come across them as you play and explore. More details about the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla side quests should be revealed as we get closer to the release date.

Assassins and Templars?

While there is a lot of excitement for Valhalla, there is also some consternation from fans who see the series straying further and further away from its traditional story and themes. After all, a Viking warrior isn’t exactly what comes to mind when you hear “assassin.” In fact, the Assassin Brotherhood and Templar Order haven’t even been established yet, although the series’ timeline established as of Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey allows for their predecessors to appear instead: the Hidden Ones and the Order of the Ancients.

According to an interview with Game Informer from April, Eivor’s goals will align with the goals of the Proto-Assassins met in the game, although further details have yet to be revealed.

Meanwhile, the modern-day storyline will continue as well. Another extensive demo preview, this time from the PlayStation Blog, mentions encountering Animus Anomalies. These glitches in the system will switch you to controlling Layla in the present day to continue that storyline as well.

Conclusion

We have a much better idea now of what to expect from the latest entry in the long-running Assassin’s Creed series when Assassin’s Creed Valhalla launches on November 17.

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Viking-Era Assassin’s Creed Game Announced for 2020

April 29, 2020 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

Fans have been waiting for news about the next Assassin’s Creed game, especially since the long-running series took a year off from its annual release schedule in 2019.

The last entry in the series was Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which took the player back to the era of ancient Greece and Sparta and featured a story with more mythological themes than is typical for the series, while also introducing more RPG elements than ever.

Leading up to the announcement of the next game, Ubisoft is holding a live stream with artist Kode Abdo, or BossLogic, to reveal the next Assassin’s Creed setting through his art. This art, which shows ships on one side and fighting warriors on the other, with presumably the protagonist in between, appears to tease a Viking-era setting.

Ubisoft also registered a website domain called “assassinscreedvalhalla.com” around the same time, making it likely that the title of the game will be Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Since Valhalla is the hall of the dead in Norse mythology, this choice for the title suggests it might follow Odyssey in dealing with mythology once again alongside the historical setting.

Update: It has now been officially announced as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and the trailer was revealed on April 30 at 8 AM PT.

This Viking-themed Assassin’s Creed game is planned for holiday 2020, but no other details are known at this time.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity: Size, Parkour, and More

June 17, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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Fans of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and the rest of the series are probably eager to learn more about Assassin’s Creed Unity, which is coming to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. A lot of good gameplay information came out of E3, and new details keep on coming.

First of all, if you felt Black Flag didn’t have enough land–you did spent a lot of time on the water, after all–you’ll be pleased to know that Unity’s Paris was confirmed to be bigger than all the land in Black Flag. (You’ll get to visit a few areas outside of Paris, as well.)

You’ll have a large city to explore, and as for the way you explore it, Ubisoft had some comments to make about that, as well. The series’ parkour system has been redone for Unity to give movement a smoother feel. According to Game Designer Max Spielberg, “you no longer have to drop down from climbing a wall to an object to continue running. You can, from your climb, perform a transition into a direct run, or swing, or any move possible in the game.”

The new parkour movement will involve two vertical controls and one horizontal control, and you’ll learn special parkour moves as you play through the game.

Now, when we talk about playing the game, you might be thinking about playing with your friends, since co-op was revealed at E3. However, it turns out that your friends won’t be able to join you during most story missions. You can explore the open world and complete certain missions together, but when it comes to the main story, you’ll be on your own.

Even with co-op, therefore, Assassin’s Creed Unity is still focused on story, and on its new main character, Arno Dorian. If you’d like to learn more about Arno, Ubisoft released a new trailer all about him.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to taking control of Arno and exploring Paris?

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Assassin’s Creed Unity: New Trailers, Co-op Revealed

June 9, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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Once again, Assassin’s Creed Unity speculation was proven true. As some fans suspected based on the four assassins pictured on the banners, Assassin’s Creed Unity does have four-player co-op gameplay.

And instead of just being announced, a special co-op trailer was revealed.

Startled by the ending? Well, this is a grim period of history, after all, as today’s cinematic trailer makes clear.

There you have the preorder bonuses, as well. And if you’re still eager to see more of this game, Ubisoft released a new batch of beautiful screenshots.

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So, what do you think? Are you ready to enter the time of the French Revolution?

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Assassin’s Creed Unity: Four Assassins Shown on Banner

June 7, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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Well, E3 is just around the corner, and that means preparations are well underway. Ubisoft has put up a huge banner outside of the area to advertise Assassin’s Creed Unity. It features four assassins, which has led some fans to wonder if Unity will have a co-op option for the campaign. Maybe that’s why it’s called “Unity.”

That’s not the only Assassin’s Creed rumor we have for you today. A GameStop advertisement suggests there will be two preorder bonuses for Unity, one of which is a mission called “Chemical Revolution.”

Meanwhile, a screenshot has surfaced which what appears to be a crossbow an assassin can conceal at his wrist.

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All of these things are just rumors for now… but we imagine we’ll have a lot of answers in just a few days. E3 is almost upon us, and we can’t wait.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity Confirmed

March 21, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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Two days ago, we reported the rumors of two new Assassin’s Creed games, Unity and Comet. Well, at least one of them is official, as Ubisoft reacted to the rumors by announcing Assassin’s Creed Unity and uploading a trailer (with the message that they weren’t planning to show footage yet, but changed their mind after the leak).

Unity will be released exclusively Xbox One, PS4, and PC, and it should be released sometime this holiday season. As the leak claimed, it is set in Paris. Check out the new trailer.

It looks pretty impressive, especially for alpha footage. The game is already available to be preordered from Amazon and GameStop. Share your thoughts and reactions in the comments below.

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New Assassin’s Creed Images Leaked

March 19, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has been quite successful, but we haven’t heard too much about upcoming Assassin’s Creed games. Now, however, we have some new rumors about the next games in the series.

Kotaku received images from an anonymous source, showcasing early shots from an upcoming Assassin’s Creed game called Unity, although we don’t know for sure if that is its title or just a codename. From the scenery and environments seen in the screenshots, it appears to be set in Paris. Current rumors claim the game takes place during the French Revolution and the protagonist is named Arno.

According to Kotaku, Unity is planned for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while a second Assassin’s Creed game will be made for the Xbox 360 and PS3. This second game is referred to as Comet.

Both of these games are rumored to be released sometime this fall. They will also feature parkour up and down buttons, which suggests dedicated controls to make the assassins’ parkour moves work more smoothly.

So far, Ubisoft has declined to comment on the matter, so don’t take this as an official announcement just yet. Still, it gives us something to think about. Are you looking forward to the next Assassin’s Creed game? Does a game set during the French Revolution sound like something you’d enjoy?

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New Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell, and More

March 10, 2014 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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If you’re a fan of Ubisoft’s games, you’ll like this piece of news from SXSW. According to Managing Director Jade Raymond, Ubisoft Toronto currently has five new, unannounced games in development, two of which are being co-developed with other Ubisoft studios.

Of the five, she only named two franchises. One of the co-developed games is the next Assassin’s Creed title. Ubisoft Toronto is also working on a game connected to Splinter Cell.

Raymond also gave a hint as to what the second co-developed game might be. It is a part of one of Ubisoft’s “biggest” series. This could be Far Cry 4, which has been hinted about but never officially announced, but we can’t say for sure.

The remaining two games are new IPs.

A new Assassin’s Creed, a new Splinter Cell, an addition to another one of their big franchises, and two brand-new IPs—it certainly sounds like Ubisoft should have some exciting announcements in the near future. Perhaps at E3?

We’ll let you know if we hear anything else, but in the meantime, feel free to speculate over these mysterious games.

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