After an 8-hour live tease of the next game in the Assassin’s Creed series, Ubisoft with help from artist Boss Logic confirm we’re going to the Dark Ages of England with Vikings.
Today brought us the official Cinematic World Premiere Trailer that introduces us to the new playable protagonist, Eivor, a Viking looking for a better life. We learned that players can choose between a male or female character with both customization tools for hair, tattoos, clothing, war paint, and gear. Ubisoft is also incorporating ship battles, a Viking settlement to grow, raids to secure resources for their home and a revamped battle system.
Ashraf Ismail, Creative Director on both Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and Assassin’s Creed Origins, returns to helm Valhalla, with support of 14 co-developer studios assissting on this ambition take on Vikings.
Exciting! An immense congratulations to our studio warriors for all the good work and passion building to that reveal. We’d also like to thank the 14 co-dev studios all around the world. You know who you are, and we’re thankful for your dedication! Skàl! pic.twitter.com/hBPpFZKkrP
— Ubisoft Montréal (@UbisoftMTL) April 29, 2020
There are three versions available to pre-order, and there is a glimpse of the female protagonist in the Collector’s Edition.
- Gold Edition: The Gold Edition will include the base game and the Season Pass.
- Ultimate Edition: The Ultimate Edition will include the base game, the Season Pass and the Ultimate Pack, giving players access to exclusive customization content: the Berserker Gear Pack, the Berserker Settlement Pack, and the Berserker Longship Pack, along with a Set of Runes to improve weapons or gear.
- Collector’s Edition: The Collector’s Edition will include the base game, the Season Pass, the Ultimate Pack, a high-end Ubicollectibles replica of Eivor and her longship (30 cm high), a Collector’s Case, a SteelBook with unique artwork, a numbered certificate of authenticity, a Viking Statuette of Eivor with his raven and Dane axe (5 cm high), exclusive lithographs as well as a selected soundtrack of the game. The Collector’s Edition is available exclusively from the Ubisoft Store.
- The stand-alone Ubicollectibles products will include the Eivor Wolf-Kissed Figurine and his Hidden Blade Replica.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla launches on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 as well as Google Stadia and Epic Games Store.