After an exhaustively long tease yesterday, Ubisoft has officially unveiled Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, coming to PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Stadia this holiday season.
A collaborative effort by Ubisoft Montreal and 14 other Ubisoft teams, the game will be along the lines of more recent games in the series like Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, leaning into the more RPG-driven mechanics that have become so prevalent in the series as of late. Players will be able to play as a male or female version of protagonist Eivor, a viking raider who must lead their clan to a new home in ninth-century England.
You’ll be able to customize the appearance of Eivor, but that’s not cosmetic decisions aren’t the only ones you’ll be making as Valhalla continues the choice-driven story of previous games. As the story is about expanding your clan’s presence and influence, that can be either through force or by diplomacy, and you’ll be in a position to decide which is more effective.
Check out the cinematic trailer below:
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As Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is a AAA video game in the year of our lord 2020, it comes in one of five editions. While the frugal among us will probably just go for the $60 standard edition (which does come with the pre-order bonus of an exclusive “The Way of the Berserker” mission), there are a few other versions that come with some extra stuff.
- The Gold Edition, which comes with the game and the season pass for $100.
- The Gold Steelbook Edition is the physical version of the previous edition that comes with a fancy steelbook case.
- The Ultimate Edition will run you $120, and includes the game, season pass, and exclusive Berserker content packs for new gear, settlements, and a longship.
- Then there’s the $200 Collector’s Edition. It’s a Ubisoft Store exclusive and comes with the game, a figure of female Eivor, a male Eivor statuette, three lithographs, a soundtrack CD, the steelbook case, and all the digital content included in other editions like the season pass and Berserker content packs.
Interestingly enough, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of Valhalla aren’t available for pre-order yet on Ubisoft’s official site as of this writing, so if you’re looking for the Collector’s Edition to go with your fancy new console later this year, you might have to wait before you can throw down the cash for those versions. Maybe it’s because those console launches are still hypotheticals in the eyes of the public as the coronavirus pandemic throws a wrench into every launch the industry has going on right now? Despite that, Sony and Microsoft are both adamant that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are still coming this holiday season.
It’s worth noting that if you’re planning on getting the game on PC, it will only be available through either Uplay or the Epic Games Store. So plan accordingly if that matters to you.