As promised, Ubisoft has revealed the first Assassin’s Creed Valhalla trailer after yesterday’s teaser reveal! While no actual gameplay was shown even if this is CGI or just cinematics, it’s still very impressive. What’s more, Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be out this Holiday 2020 for the PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series X and PC!

As for the first gameplay details, players will step in the shoes of Eivor, “a mighty Viking raider” who must lead his clan from the shores of Norway to a new home. It will be set in ninth-century England. where players wil be able to raid fortresses, build clan settlements and more.

Here are the game’s key features (via Ubisoft):

LEAD EPIC RAIDS – Lead your people in massive assaults against Saxon armies and fortresses, and expand your influence far beyond your settlement’s borders. Command a crew of raiders and launch lightning-fast surprise attacks from your longship to claim your enemies’ riches for your clan.

VISCERAL COMBAT – 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.

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. Every choice you make in combat and conversation is another step on the path to greatness.

GROW YOUR SETTLEMENT – Grow and customize your own settlement by recruiting new clan members and building upgradable structures. Get better troops by constructing a barracks, improve your weapons at the blacksmith, discover new customization options with a tattoo parlor, and much more.

SHARE YOUR CUSTOM RAIDER – Create and customize your own mercenary Vikings to share online, and reap the spoils when they fight alongside your friends in their own sagas. Recruit mercenaries created by other players, and add their strength to your forces.
So far, so good, Valhalla looks to be the new blood the series needs, and it definitely looks fantastic and different enough from past iterations of the franchise.
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