Curious what Ubisoft's next Assassin's Creed game will feature? Don't have the time to read 10 articles to piece together information? We compile all the info currently known about Assassin's Creed: Valhalla.
Today Ubisoft revealed an amazing cinematic trailer for Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, the long-rumored Viking-themed game with the "Kingdom" project codename. The game will be a next-gen launch release and stands as Ubisoft's most ambitious game to date, complete with dazzling graphics, brutal combat, a deep and robust RPG system, and a story arc set in the tumultuous 9th century when Vikings conquered Anglo-Saxon England.
There's a lot to dive into here, so let's get right to it.
What you need to know about AC: Valhalla:
- Black Flag/Origins devs at Ubisoft Montreal helm development
- Releases in 2020 as next-gen PS5, Xbox Series X launch game
- Coming to current-gen too
- Supports Smart Delivery on Xbox Series X, next-gen owners won't have to re-buy the game
- SIngleplayer campaign with live service hooks (events, online-driven content)
- No co-op
- 4K HDR confirmed
- Supports Smart Delivery for free upgrades on Xbox Series X
- Set in 9th century medieval Europe in the middle of Viking invasions in 873 AD
- Spans four kingdoms in Anglo-Saxon England: Northumbria, Mercia, Wessex, East Anglia
- Alfred The Great of Wessex, last of the kingdoms, is the principal antagonist
- Takes place in both Norway homeland and conquered England
- Eivor is the main character
- There's a female version of Eivor too
- Raven companion, has new abilities
- RPG elements like dialog choices will affect long-term outcomes and alliances
- Massive settlement system where you build up clans and villages, Sim-City style
- Villages will change dynamically based on your decisions
- Three cities to explore: London (England), Winchester (England), Jorvik (Norway)
- Longships are for travel and exploration, not naval combat
- Ubisoft describes it as "the ultimate Viking fantasy"
- Supernatural Norse mythology plays a big part
- Hunting, fishing, recreational drinking games are included
- More visceral and impacting this time, similar to For Honor
- Players can bash, dismember, or decapitate foes
- You can embark on big raids on towns and other areas with your clansmen
- Raids are smaller-scale, but much more tactical and strategic
- There's also assaults, which are sieges against castles
- Skill tree similar to other AC games, but Ubisoft promises it's unique
- RNG gear system similar to Origins/Odyssey
- Gear can be upgraded/customized
- Players can dual-wield shields
- Dual-wielding is in
- Bows are in
- Hidden blade returns
- 6 SKUs: Standard, Gold, uPlay+, Gold Steelbook, Ultimate, Collector's - Buy Link
Info from Ubisoft, key art, and more
Become Eivor, a legendary Viking raider on a quest for glory. Explore England's Dark Ages as you raid your enemies, grow your settlement, and build your political power.
Lead epic Viking raids against Saxon troops and fortresses.
- Dual-wield powerful weapons and relive the visceral fighting style of the Vikings.
- Challenge yourself with the most varied collection of deadly enemies ever found in Assassin's Creed.
- Shape the growth of your character with every choice and carve your path to glory.
- Explore a Dark Age open world, from the shores of Norway to the kingdoms of England.
- Personalize your experience by growing your clan's settlement.
Write Your Viking Saga
The advanced RPG mechanics of Assassin's Creed Valhalla give you new ways to grow as a warrior and a leader. Influence the world around you while acquiring new skills and gear to suit your playstyle. Blaze your own path across England by fighting brutal battles and leading fiery raids, or form strategic alliances and triumph by your wits.
Unleash the ruthless fighting style of a Viking warrior and dual-wield axes, swords, or even shields against fierce, relentless foes. Choose your tactics and dismember opponents in close-quarters combat, riddle them with arrows, or assassinate them with your hidden blade.
Lead Epic Raids
Launch massive assaults against Saxon troops and fortresses throughout England. Lead your clan in surprise attacks from your longship and pillage enemy territories to bring riches and resources back to your people.