Ubisoft has just released the trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The trailer follows yesterday’s tease, an 8-hour-long art piece by BossLogic. The trailer is fully cinematic and shows no gameplay. But the game’s official site lists gameplay and preorder details Check it out below:
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the 12th major and 22nd overall installment in the wildly popular action-adventure series. It follows 2018’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which was set in Ancient Greece. Valhalla had been heavily rumored to focus on a Nordic setting for a while. But BossLogic’s piece confirmed it.
While the trailer doesn’t show any gameplay, it gives some important story details. It shows a war between Norway Vikings and England during the 9th century. Before the action-packed battle, we get English narration on how brutish the Vikings are. Though footage of them shows there’s much more humanity to them. The trailer is extremely light on the game’s connection to others in the series. We only see a hidden blade at the very end, the only hint towards the Assassin Brotherhood. Players will control Eivor, a Viking raider looking to claim good land for his clan.
Thankfully, the trailer also gave Assassin’s Creed Valhalla a release window of Holiday 2020. It will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, and Google Stadia.
The original Assassin’s Creed released in 2007 and has since become one of Ubisoft’s most cherished IPs. In September of last year, it was Ubisoft’s best-selling franchise at over 140 million units. Origins and Odyssey were a return to form with Ubisoft taking more development time to work on each entry. Odyssey, while mostly based in the real Peloponnesian War, featured a few Greek creatures of myth. Though the trailer gives no sign of monsters, Ubisoft could follow the same route. With the popularity behind the franchise and with Norse mythology being fairly trendy right now, the studio will likely have another hit.