For the glory of Odin! The official Assassins Creed: Valhalla trailer has rushed into battle

Written by Stuart Thomas on Thu, Apr 30, 2020 4:25 PM
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After yesterday’s tantalizing setting reveal of the next major Assassins Creed title, Ubisoft teased the world premier trailer for Assassins Creed: Valhalla to be aired today. So here it is, in all it’s viking glory! Command the land and seas, pillage and plunder those that stand in your way, and pave the way to Valhalla itself. The game is being developed by the team behind Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag and Assassins Creed: Origins.

The next Assassins Creed game follows on from the last entry in the series, Assassins Creed: Odyssey, and for a long time fans and critics alike have speculated what the next AC game would be. Yesterday’s livestream confirmed the new setting to be in the lush green hills of England during the Viking era ripe for pillaging. Check out the official world premier trailer for AC Valhalla below:

It looks like we won't be experiencing the Nordic landscapes unfortunately, as Assassins Creed: Valhalla seems to be taking place mostly in the Dark Ages of England. Players will relive the saga of the fierce Viking raider, Eivor, on a quest to carve out a new future for their clan.

"Driven from Norway by endless wars and dwindling resources in the ninth century AD, players will lead Eivor’s clan of Norsemen across the icy North Sea to the rich lands of England’s broken kingdoms. Players must carve out a new future for their clan, reliving the ruthless fighting style of Viking warriors with a revamped combat system that includes the ability to dual-wield weapons against a greater variety of enemies than ever before."

For those that enjoyed the more RPG-focused style of the latest Assassins Creed games, Valhalla seems to have leaned even more into the genre. Just like before, players can choose between a female or male protagonist, but this time can also customize their hair, tattoos, war paint, and gear. Additionally, players will have to make certain political alliances, combat decisions, and dialogue choices in order to protect your clan's future and home.

Additionally, players must secure various resources by leading raids on select locations using the iconic Viking longship in order to plunder vast riches. But you may encounter resistance from several factions including the Saxons and their King Aelfred of Wessex, the sole ruler of England, who has denounced the Vikings as heathens.

Of course this wouldn't be a Ubisoft game without any pre-order bonuses, which includes a unique mission called "The Way of the Berserker" which sees players join a legendary Viking Berserker on his own quest for bloody revenge. Plus, an official Novel is also available for pre-order for fans who want to delve deeper into Valhalla's lore.

Assassins Creed: Valhalla is currently planned for released this Holiday 2020 on PC via the Epic Games Store or Uplay, and for consoles on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

What do you think of the new Assassins Creed game? Are you excited for Valhalla? What looks the most interesting to you? And what setting will the next AC game be? Let us know your thoughts!

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Gib viking game now pls

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This is not "Assassin's Creed" but an RPG with "Assassin's Creed" name slapped on it, so it can sell well.

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19:28 May-01-2020

epic store exclusive? Guess that's a rip from me, too many platforms. Everyday i have to close Blizzard, uplay, wargame.net, steam, jesus christ adding epic store to that... miss me with that

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21:37 May-01-2020

"Everyday i have to close" i guess you are one of thos who for some reason leave them all to launch with windows or something, they are just launchers man

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20:45 May-02-2020

Personally I just use GOG Galaxy 2.0, it is still in beta, but it does allow you to connect Steam, Origin, uPlay, Epic and few other accounts in to have all games in one launcher. And then I just let it run any necessary launcher and game. Pretty neat and it is from CD Projekt Red. Just saying, it is worth checking out. Only one which I don't have in it is BattleNet.

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17:02 May-03-2020

I mean just buy it on uplay, directly from Ubi themselves.

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13:19 May-01-2020

Only thing giving me hope is that the writer and director are the same ones who did Black Flag and the director also did Origins which was one of the better AC games, At least they didn't go back in time even further the weapons would have been sticks and slingshots. I just can't imagine how this could run on PS4/XB1 anymore if it is gonna be that much of an improvement, even Odyssey dipped into 20s frames on Slim PS4/Normal XB1. Anyway I'm really excited for this!

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11:13 May-01-2020

I look forward to this new AC game as they have revamped the combat mechanics eg, Dual weapons (axes), shields back, spear throwing. I like how they are bringing back social stealth and there are 14 studios working on it.

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10:22 May-01-2020

No Steam = No Buy = Bye Bye

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07:04 May-01-2020

Did anybody notice that the Viking had his hidden blade mounted on top. I thought before Altair, the only way to use a hidden blade was to chop off the ring finger. Either the "barbarians" were brilliant or other Assassins were dumb, or Ubisoft forgot the plot of their own games.

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10:06 May-01-2020

They explained it in the Trailer Breakdown. Eviore uses it on top because he thinks it;s such a cool weapon you shouldn't hide it from your enemies as opposed to the assasins that wear it under the wrist to conceal the blade

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16:49 May-01-2020

"Eviore uses it on top because he thinks it;s such a cool weapon you shouldn't hide it from your enemies" damn thats such a ****y excuse they gave us, it works exactlly the same way as old original desing, hidde a blade which your opponent will see only moment before they die.. yea such a shame to hidde it from enemy

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16:45 May-01-2020

finger was never the requirment to use hidden blade tho, assassins did it like a way to show theyr comitment to the order, also bayek is way before altair and he used it without need to cut his finger

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13:10 May-02-2020

Bro, Bayek was the first one to get his finger cut. I hope you remember assassinating that dude in the bath house. Bayek opens his hidden blade and insert comic book sound effect it cuts his finger. Until Altair, no other assassin (I guess until now only precursors of Altair that we have played as are in Odyssey and Origins) thought of improving the design and it was Leonadro who found that the blade design could be improved so that one doesn't need to chop off his/her finger.

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18:57 May-02-2020

but he didnt do it on purpose everyone used it without cutting theyer finger only at the end of origins they did it to show thyer comitment, i mean every assassin we played so far in any of ac game could have cut his own finger if they been in same stuation with closed fist.


other people that worked with bayek didnt even use hidden blade and they cut off theyr finger for that exact reason

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04:27 May-03-2020

The actual explanation is the blade was designed to be used this way (as explained by the Odyssey DLC), and Bayek used it wrong, and that's what started the intitation process of cutting off the ring finger.

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07:43 May-03-2020

well bayek did the way his wife showed him and she got that from someone she got it from in the first place, also they cant be used "wrong" like Connor for ac3 used it as detachable weapon as a regular knife/dagger,
what do you mean by "that's what started the intitation process of cutting off the ring finger"

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10:53 May-03-2020

Bayek uses the original, which Darius designed to be worn on top of the wrist. That's why he accidenlty cut off his finger. He opted to keep it in it's more concealed state, and made the cutting of the ring finger the initiation into the assassin order. Connor's is a different design altogether. 2000 years does that.

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17:30 May-03-2020

Darius could lean his fist upward and blade could pierce thry it thats same as here with Bayek i was just an accident, he didnt want others to cut theyr finger but they did on theyr own and Connors hidden blade is loicaly improved version but forks almost the same way he could have cut his finger as well by accident so there is no real explanation why did they changed it no other then for use

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04:25 May-04-2020

Leaning his fist upward wouldn't extract the blade. It only works when moving the hand away from the blade. Connor wouldn't have cut his finger off because it was already modified by Altair to allow a closed fist during use. You couldn't become an Assassin before then without removing the finger.

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04:59 May-04-2020

well Altair always did use it with a closed fist as blade would go right thry the hole of the missing finger, "It only works when moving the hand away from the blade" can you give me the source of where is that sayed as its not from games, also i dont remember Ezio ever closing his fist even tho it was the modified blade as well, and at the end Bayeks hidden blade should be activated also by just leaning fist backward yet idk why did it came out while his hand was straight

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10:01 May-04-2020

Because it's activated by a string, him moving his hand up would put slack on the string rather than tension. Here and Ezio could use it either way that's the point of the updrade.

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11:31 May-08-2020

pic dosnt show much still dont see the difference btween old and new hidden blade, both can have string for actiation on both sides so it can be activated from leaning fist back or down

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11:48 May-08-2020

The new hidden blades aren't even string activated, they are activated by tensing certain muscles. I don't know how you're coming to the conclusion you are but okay then.

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00:18 May-01-2020

All the AC things from what I saw in the trailer were the hidden dagger and the eagle nothing more, and hwere is the hood...disappointing

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22:09 Apr-30-2020

JuSt GiVe Us A pRoPeR AsSaSsInS cReEd GaMe


When they did that


wHy Is It AlWaYs ThE sAmE gAmE?


Assassins Creed games from before Origins only needed a year to be developed. And people complained that they were released. Now after Origins, they take longer, with more studios. And because its not an insta kill stealth game, people are complaining that its too long. And that its big. wtf


Shut up.


I for one am looking forward to this.

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02:26 May-01-2020

I'm with you on this one mate, or should I say, shield brother!


Seriously though, lots of complaining in the comments, and we haven't even seen a glimmer of gameplay yet.

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09:52 May-01-2020

No AC game has ever had a single year of development, they've on average had 3 years to develop every one. Different studios worked on each game at the same time so the release schedule could be yearly.
What people argue about is that none of the newer games needed to be Assassin's Creed games, they were fine ideas on their own. Making them an AC game leaves it uncertain if the studios will ever return to the old mechanics of deeper parkour, social stealth and treating a blade in the throat as a blade in the throat.

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12:55 May-01-2020

But they tie into the lore of Assassin's Creed.


What a dumb argument that it can't have the AC name. Of course they're all in the whole RPG gameplay. Why would they return to stealth when Syndicate failed? Or at the very least, is mediocre at best? Just look at metacritic

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10:17 May-01-2020

You can refine the old formula. But instead they cut all of it out, replaced it with PAINFULLY MEDIOCRE RPG stuff and slapped the "Assassins' Creed" on it. That's my problem with the franchise as it is now.

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12:52 May-01-2020

Painfully mediocre? With the amount of features they've added? Are you sure you're playing the right game? metacritic's score seems to say otherwise. Syndicate was mediocre according to metacritic

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14:07 May-01-2020

Yeah, I think I am. I usually do everything in games, but not with Origins, no Sir. I got tired of the forced (mediocre) side quests, so I raised my level to 45 so I could finish the (mediocre) main story. Funnily enough, the first DLC was the only time I felt like I was playing Assassins Creed.

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14:09 May-01-2020

That feeling was quickly gone with the combat. Why would I try stabbing people when I could just spam charge attack and kill everything with ease - rinse and repeat. The combat had no weight to it and was spammy, which made the core gameplay loop very boring - since all you do is fight.

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14:13 May-01-2020

Why would I buy ANYTHING in the game when you just randomly pick up great weapons (with ridiculous stats!), upgrade those and become the ultimate war---sorry, assassin. There are still lots of things about that I could complain about, but let's just leave it here. I hate what Ubisoft made AC into. Just my opinion.

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21:44 Apr-30-2020

Cinematic trailers are nice, but I really want to see gameplay. Origin and Odyssey were great, but hopefully they will shake up the formula now, because it might get bit stale for third game. Still, can't wait to see more about actual gameplay. They definitely got my interest, unless I will still be too busy with Cyberpunk by then. But I totally look forward to play as viking. :-D

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21:24 Apr-30-2020

Hopefully it's not gonna be as thrash as the last few Assassins Creed games. Meaning Unity, Syndicate, Origins and Odyssey. Hated the rpg elements in those

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13:22 May-01-2020

Well you're in for a treat, this game is going to expand even further on the RPG elements and system, you'll even be able to construct buildings and manage your settlement. On a side note, Origins was one of the best in the series (It didn't have as much RPG elements as Odyssey did).

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21:12 Apr-30-2020

ODIN IS WITH US NOW!

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21:06 Apr-30-2020

Ashraf Ismail is involved with this one so I am definitely going to get this. The dude knows what he is doing as he is responsible for all the best AC titles.

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18:43 Apr-30-2020

Can't WAIT!!! I miss playing me a good ol' Assassins Creed game (2018 feels like the distant past already)

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18:15 Apr-30-2020

This is not "Assassin's Creed" but an RPG with "Assassin's Creed" name slapped on it, so it can sell well.

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21:44 Apr-30-2020

All i care about is if the game is gonna be good.

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18:07 Apr-30-2020

For Honor failed, Let's use it's assets for AC, what else? Oh yes the eagle, don't forget about it. - Ubisoft

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21:44 Apr-30-2020

I like For Honor, lol

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07:07 May-01-2020

I am pretty sure that's a raven. Ravens and Odin go hand-in-hand.

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18:03 Apr-30-2020

I wonder if this one will have dismemberment, or if that's only in this trailer..

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01:58 May-01-2020

They probably will sell it as a DLC, to gain "For Teen" rating with the base game to sell more copies, just like Total War series did.

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18:01 Apr-30-2020

Where is it stated that the game takes place mostly in England? I mean yes the story revolves about migration from Norway to England, but that doesn't mean that the world won't include Scandanivia or that there won't be events there. Also, the game's description says something along the lines of "England and more", could it be Frankia at the time?

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17:41 Apr-30-2020

Probably just another awful RPG with a neat skin by Ubisoft.

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17:38 Apr-30-2020

From the looks of it, i think major battle between factions like the one in Odyssey will return. It's also a confirmed RPG. Damn.. i think i'll skipping this one, or maybe wait for it to be on sale.

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17:10 Apr-30-2020

The only thing I worry about the next AC game is it's performance. The last 2 AC games were good, but the technical performance left something to be desired.

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18:56 Apr-30-2020

Wonder if the visuals will justify the performance hit this time...

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19:29 Apr-30-2020

i doubt that it will look any different then origins and odyssey i mean thats how they make theyr games
1,2, brotherhood and revelation all look almost the same just a little modifications same as ac3,4, rogue, then ac unity and syndicate for some reason they didnt make that trilogy as well and now this trilogy, so perhaps it will look slightly better but nothing major as jumps between trilogies

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01:45 May-01-2020

True, however they were releasing yearly then. Perhaps this ones utilised it's extra year well, from the screenshots we have it looks great but it's hard to tell if it's any better than Origins or Odyssey because of the vast difference in setting.

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05:28 May-01-2020

well both origins and odyssey had more then 2 years yet they ended up being just a reskins of eachother so this one will be same my guess

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16:56 Apr-30-2020

wish it was on steam but the hype train left the station yesterday, can't wait.

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