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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla first trailer shows off huge Viking battles

Ubisoft has dropped the first trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, showcasing new characters, its ninth-century England setting, while detailing some new features.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla first trailer shows off huge Viking battles

After teasing the Viking setting in a elaborate painting reveal with artist BossLogic, Ubisoft has revealed the first trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. 

If you had around eight hours to spare, you would have seen digital artist BossLogic designing a special painting to reveal the next Assassin’s Creed title would be called Valhalla. 

Following that tease, Ubisoft has since dropped a new cinematic trailer for the new release, teasing ship combat, huge brutal battles and more. 


The trailer itself doesn’t show any gameplay which is perhaps to be expected, although it at least gives an indication of the serious, murky tone they’re going for. 

As confirmed in a blog post, the game will also launch on next-gen consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X, along with the PS4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia. 

Valhalla is set in ninth-century England, where players control Viking raider Eivor in an age defined by warring kingdoms and Viking conquest.

Ubisoft promise the decisions you make “will have lasting effects” on the world, teasing you’ll also  be using your “silver tongue” instead of just settling disputes in battle. 

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Assassin's Creed Valhalla promises huge raids (Picture: Ubisoft) 

A new feature will also be Raids, where you’ll launch huge assaults on Saxon strongholds. Much like Odyssey, you’ll also be able to play as either a male or a female.

A synopsis reads: “Playable as female or male, Eivor leads a clan of Norse people across the icy North Sea to flee Norway’s endless war and dwindling resources. 

“If they hope to survive, they’ll have to build a home in the hostile lands of England. There, you’ll provide for yourself and your people by constructing, customising, and upgrading your settlement with new buildings like barracks, blacksmiths, and tattoo parlors, all while recruiting new members to grow your clan.”

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the follow-up to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which expanded the RPG mechanics in Origins and took place in Ancient Greece.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla releases holiday 2020 on PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One and PC.