Ubisoft Forward: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Release Date and Gameplay Trailer

On July 12, Ubisoft Forward live-streamed their upcoming greatest and latest titles. By far one of its most anticipated titles is none other than Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Players will take control of Eivor, a Viking Chieftan that sets out to raid and settle English lands during the 9th century. Eivor is forced to raid and settle this new land since their ancestral land becomes more inhospitable. The protagonist must ensure that the settlement flourishes and is protected.

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Unlike the two previous installments of Assassin’s Creed, Valhalla heavily focuses on settlement building mechanics. Everything Eivor does in the game is for improving the settlement in England. For instance, Eivor can open the Alliance map to help strategize your every move such as planning raids and scouting valuable resources. Additionally, Eivor can build and upgrade buildings and recruit new members to your clan, which allows players to customize their Viking experience.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla‘s combat will also get some new features as well. New mechanics like dual-wielding weapons and stunning opponents to help depict the brutality of Viking combat. Stunning enemies will help you take control of battles and ensure Eivor always has the upper hand against foes.

Following the live-stream, Ubisoft uploaded an extensive 30 minute-long gameplay walkthrough with one of the game’s developers.

Extensive Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Gameplay Walkthrough

During the Ubisoft Forward post-show, one of the developers showed off Rued, the main antagonist of the game. Players can likely expect some serious tension in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla‘s narrative. The game will explore the dynamic and brutal time period of England’s Dark Ages, which players can expect will make for compelling storytelling.

Players can expect to partake in a wide variety of activities. Fishing will also be featured in the game as well, but it has a useful purpose.  Throughout the game, players will lose health out in the world, and they’ll need supplies to replenish your health. Supplies such as fishing and hunting wildlife will help heal you during your expeditions.

Ships are also back in the game! And yes, your shipmates will tell tales and sing songs when you’re journeying out in the open waters. This is a small but nice touch of the game that helps the game to life.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla launches on November 17, 2020 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and PC.

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