Assassins Creed Valhalla: UK Release Date, Gameplay, Trailer, Price, Platforms Features, Pre-Order Guide And Everything You Need To Know
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Assassins Creed Valhalla: UK Release Date, Gameplay, Trailer, Price, Platforms Features, Pre-Order Guide And Everything You Need To Know

Nick Farrell
18 September 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla will take players to the Dark Ages of England as a viking!

Assassin's Creed Valhalla will be the next title in the famous Ubisoft franchise. 

Ubisoft steered away from their yearly model of games, and they are gearing up to make Valhalla the best Assassins Creed title.

With your choice of next-gen or current-gen for Valhalla, everyone will get a chance to play. 

Here's everything you need to know about Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

Release Date

The game will launch on November 10, the same day as the Xbox Series S and Series X.

Open World Features

  • Players will travel using their Viking longboats
  • Players can spot fortresses from the water to attack
  • Open-world activities include hunting, fishing, dice, and drinking games.
  • Players will be able to take part in Viking rap battles called flyting

You will also need to explore, forage and hunt to survive. The more you explore, the more of England's secrets you will unlock.

Trailer And Gameplay

You can check out the World Premiere Cinematic trailer below.

 

Check out some gameplay footage below:

 

What Is Assassin's Creed Valhalla About?

In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, you are Eivor, a fierce Viking warrior raised on tales of battle and glory. Explore a dynamic and beautiful open world set against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages.

Raid your enemies, grow your settlement, and build your political power in your quest to earn your place among the gods in Valhalla.

The protagonist can be either a male or female - both are considered "canon", and players can switch between them at different points in the story.

Locations And Settlement

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s map won't be the franchise's largest, but there will still be plenty to explore.

Here's everywhere we know you'll be able to visit in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla:

  • Wessex
  • Northumbria
  • East Anglia
  • Mercia
  • London,
  • Winchester
  • Jorvik
  • Stonehenge

Players will also be able to contribute to a settlement, building it up and facing tough choices about which alliances to forge and which sacrifices to make.

Eivor

Assassins Creed Valhalla will allow players to play as both a male and female version of the protagonist, Eivor.

This is exciting as it gives players a deeper level of choice in their journey.

The game has a number of romance options as Eivor.

The player can romance either gender, offering a less restrictive experience.

In terms of story, the Narrative Director Darby McDevitt has explained that gender choice does not deviate from the game's canon.

The choice will be done through the Animus layer of the game through something called genetic memory.

It's nice to see this feature is tied into the lore and canon of the game.

Gameplay Features

Assassin's Creed Valhalla will bring multiple new features and additions to the game, according to Ubisoft.

  • Write Your Viking Saga - Advanced RPG mechanics allow you to shape the growth of your character and influence the world around you.
  • A Dark Age Open World - Sail from the harsh and mysterious shores of Norway to the beautiful but forbidding kingdoms of England and beyond.
  • Visceral Combat System - Dual-wield powerful weapons such as axes, swords and even shields to relive the ruthless fighting style of the Viking warriors.
  • Lead Epic Raids - Launch massive assaults against Saxon troops and fortresses throughout England
  • Grow Your Settlement - Construct and upgrade buildings that allow for deep customisation, including a barracks, blacksmith, tattoo parlour, and more.

Combat

Dual-Wield Weapons

The new game will feature new elements in the combat system. This Visceral Combat System will allow players to dual-wield powerful weapons such as axes, sword and even shields.

ANYTHING can be dual-wielded in Valhalla.

Wrist Blade Insta-Kills

According to Ashraf Ismail, the Creative Director of Assassin's Creed, Eivor receives the hidden blade early on. Eivor has to learn quickly and early in the game learns a "technique" that with the right timing can one-shot-kill virtually anybody.

This confirmed that this technique requires some skill to pull off.

Social Stealth

Surprisingly, social stealth is back. It's odd in a game built around Vikings, famed for their less-stealthy warriors, but being an Assassin's Creed game you need to implement an element of stealth.

There will no doubt be moments where Eivor's present is unwanted and will require a more cover approach behind enemy lines.

Skill Tree

You will have the ability to put points into three separate skill trees.

These skill trees are Bear, Wolf and Raven.

This will allow the player to customize their abilities and strengths to their playstyle.

Ubisoft Game Director, Eric Bapizat explained the thinking behind the skill tree system:

"We wanted to have some symbolic animal to represent the three directions of the skill tree. If we do a caricature, we could say that the Bear is more of a warrior-oriented element. The Raven is more stealth-oriented, whilst the Wolf is more hunting-oriented.'

Players have the ability to reset their trees at any point so they are not locked into a specific style.

Skill trees are always exciting and offer the player an extra level of customization.

Enemies

Assassins Creed Valhalla will come with 25 unique enemies, all with specific weaknesses and strengths.

These weaknesses can be exploited, allowing players to kill enemies with finishes.

Enemies will also use objects from their environment to fight Eivor.

This is a unique mechanic and could prove to be entertaining depending on what the enemy decides to pick up.

Missions

Assassins Creed Valhalla is looking to develop the typical RPG side quest system.

Side missions will not appear on the map for players to check off one by one.

Instead, players will encounter missions within their exploration across the open world.

This adds a level of immersion not achievable through a checklist map system.

That should help events and missions feel more like part of the world than a laundry list of tasks.

Flyting

Assassins Creed Valhalla will bring a number of Viking traditions to our screens, one of which is flyting.

Flyting involves taunting your opponent back and forth in rhythms. 

It's a sort of Viking rap battle.

A system is in place for players to challenge certain characters about the world to flyting.

This is an interesting feature and will add a bit of humour to the Valhalla experience.

Here's some flyting gameplay:

Pre-Order And Price

The game costs £49.99 for the standard edition and comes with three other editions - Collector's, Gold and Ultimate.

The game is also included as part of Uplay Plus, Ubisoft's subscription model for PC that includes every new game from the publisher.

Those that pre-order will get access to a bonus mission called "The Way of the Berserker".

You can pre-order the game from the Ubisoft store NOW - here are the four editions available:

  • Standard Edition (£49.99)
    • Copy of the Assassin's Creed Valhalla game
  • Gold Edition (£83.99)
    • Copy of the Assassin's Creed Valhalla game
    • Season Pass
  • Ultimate Edition (£91.99 - pre-order discount)
    • Copy of the Assassin's Creed Valhalla game
    • Season Pass
    • Ultimate Pack
  • Collector's Edition (£179.99)
    • Copy of the Assassin's Creed Valhalla game
    • Season Pass
    • Ultimate Pack
    • Collector's Edition
    • The high-end Ubicollectibles® replica of Eivor and her Drakkar (height: 30cm)
    • Collector’s Case with unique artwork
    • The Ubisoft Store Exclusive Steelbook® with an iconic design inspired by in-game emblems
    • A Viking Statuette of Eivor with his raven and Dane axe (height: 5cm)
    • A Premium Certificate of Authenticity serialised with the unique number of your Collector’s Edition
    • A set of Three Lithographs showcasing some of the most stunning concept art created for the game
    • A Selected Soundtrack of the Game

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Screenshots

These Valhalla screenshots are amazing, check them out:

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