Assassin’s Creed Valhalla takes us to Dark Ages England this holiday, features male and female protagonists

By Stephany Nunneley
30 April 2020 16:15 GMT

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is coming this holiday, and it allows you to choose between a male or female Viking raider named Eivor.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla stars a Viking raider by the name of Eivor and features an open world set during England’s Dark Ages.

You will also be able to play as either a male or female, and can customize your hair, tattoos, war paint, gear, and even you Viking longboat.

In this entry, you can expect new features including raids, the ability to grow your settlement, “build your power” and expand your influence.

Choices made in political alliances, combat, and the various dialogue options can influence the outcome.

Here’s the story blurb:

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. To secure resources players can lead raids to select locations using their longship to earn much-needed riches and resources. As the Vikings begin to settle in their new home, they encounter resistance from the Saxons including King Aelfred of Wessex, who denounces them as heathens and looks to be the sole ruler of a civilized England. Against all odds, Eivor must do what is necessary to keep Valhalla within reach.

 

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There will be three editions of the game available alongside the standard version: Gold, Ultimate, and the Collector’s Edition.

  • The Gold Edition will include the base game and the Season Pass.
  • The Ultimate Edition will include the base game, the Season Pass, and the Ultimate Pack giving access to players to exclusive customization content: the Berserker Gear Pack, the Berserker Settlement Pack, the Berserker Longship Pack, along with a Set of Runes to improve weapons or gears.
  • The Collector’s Edition will include the base game, the Season Pass, the Ultimate Pack, the high-end Ubicollectibles replica of Eivor and her Drakkar (height: 30cm), a Collector’s Case, a Steelbook with a unique artwork, a numbered certificate of authenticity, a Viking Statuette of Eivor with his raven and Dane axe (height: 5cm), exclusive lithographs as well as a selected soundtrack of the game. The Collector’s Edition is available exclusively on the Ubisoft Store.

There will also be a standalone Ubicollectibles product featuring the Eivor Wolf-Kissed Figurine and his Hidden Blade Replica.

Pre-ordering any edition will net you an additional mission called The Way of the Berserker, which sees you joining a Norse Berserker “on his quest for revenge.”

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, will release worldwide holiday 2020 on Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and for Windows PC exclusively on both the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store.

The game will also be available on Uubisoft’s subscription service, Uplay+.

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