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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Officially Announced

The next entry in the popular Assassin’s Creed series is taking us back in time to the days of Vikings. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla stars a Viking warrior named Eivor, and is set during the Dark Ages. The game expands upon the action RPG mechanics of Origins and Odyssey by adding a settlement building component.

As is standard for modern AAA releases, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be available in multiple editions. Pre-ordering the standard edition adds a new bonus mission to the game, “The Way of the Berserker.” The Gold Edition and Gold Steelbook editions come with the aforementioned mission, as well as the game’s Season Pass. The Ultimate Pack and Collector’s Edition will come with all of the above, plus a number of helpful in-game items. The Collector’s Edition will also include a number of physical collectibles for diehard fans.

Check out the announcement trailer below.

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.

Key Features:

Write Your Viking Saga – Advanced RPG mechanics allow you to shape the growth of your character and influence the world around you. With every choice you make, from political alliances and combat strategy to dialogue and gear progression, you will carve your own path to glory.

Visceral Combat System – Dual-wield powerful weapons such as axes, swords, and even shields to relive the ruthless fighting style of the Viking warriors. Brutally decapitate your foes, vanquish them from afar, or stealthily assassinate targets with your hidden blade. Challenge yourself with the most varied collection of deadly enemies ever found in an Assassin’s Creed game.

A Dark Age Open World – Sail from the harsh and mysterious shores of Norway to the beautiful but forbidding kingdoms of England and beyond. Immerse yourself in the Viking way of life through fishing, hunting, drinking games, and more.

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.

Grow Your Settlement – Construct and upgrade buildings that allow for deep customization, including a barracks, blacksmith, tattoo parlor, and more. Recruit new members to your clan and personalize your Viking experience.

Mercenary Vikings – Create and customize a unique Viking raider within your clan and share it online with friends to use during their own raids.

Stay tuned to RPGFan for more coverage of the Assassin’s Creed series. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be releasing on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Uplay and the Epic Games Store. be sure to check out our gallery for more new screenshots from the game!

Source: Gematsu

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Peter Triezenberg

Peter Triezenberg

Peter is a reviews editor for RPGFan, and quite possibly the spooniest bard you'll ever meet. He's also the site's resident Kingdom Hearts fan, Final Fantasy XV apologist, and Yu-Gi-Oh! enthusiast. In between playing video games or writing news, he can usually be found drinking unsafe amounts of caffeinated beverages. He also really likes cats.

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