Anticipation Grows for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla


Patrick Otte

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 

Ubisoft’s newest creation: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, is set to debut in December 2020. It’s the dark ages, and our main protagonist is Eivor: a ferocious Viking raider, and clan leader. The player can choose Eivor to be either male or female. Eivor leads his tribe from the shores of Norway to raid 9th century England. England is split up by petty lords, and warring provinces. The time is ripe for Vikings to strike—Vikings dream of sharing the spoils of lush and wild England. 

There are several critical features in Assasin’s Creed Valhalla. One can lead raids, grow a settlement, and engage in visceral combat. The player can create their own Viking Saga. 

As one gains more influence in Saxon-controlled England, the player can upgrade and grow their settlement. Recruit new clan members and upgrade buildings. One can build a barracks to upgrade Eivor’s troops or visit a local blacksmith to improve your weapons. Ubisoft has said there would be more options revealed with time, in terms of one’s settlement. Assasin’s Creed fans can’t wait. 

The player can launch lightning-fast raids and extend their influence far beyond Viking borders. Catch the Saxons on their unawares with speedy Viking longships. Lead grand assaults against the varying Saxons of England, and bring back riches for your settlement. 

Visceral combat is bloody, brutal, and immersive. What makes combat visceral is instead of distinguishing combat on an intellectual level like: “I am fighting somebody,” visceral combat aims to make combat immersive on an unconscious level. For instance, when cutting down a foe in Assasin’s Creed Valhalla one is not cutting through a styrofoam doll, but instead a Saxon of flesh and bones. 

Unleash the ruthless fighting style of a Viking warrior, and dual wield swords, axes, or choose a trusty shield as a combat companion. Fight recklessly, and up-close to dismember opponents, or pick off enemies from afar with a bow and arrow. And of course, use the staple hidden blade feature, which is in all the Assasin’s Creed games. The hidden blade is concealed in the Assasin’s brace, or gauntlet, and is used for stealth and insta-kills. Players can choose, and hone different fighting styles, mastering them against menacing opponents. 

Playing as a Viking member of the Brotherhood of Assasins has never been seen before in the lengthy Assasin’s Creed series. The concept is fascinating and should draw the attention of many gamers who may be unfamiliar with the Assasin’s Creed saga. The game will be available on the: PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. The time will soon be at hand, where players can experience firsthand conquest and unrelenting supremacy of 9th Century Vikings.