Ubisoft announces Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla30th April 2020
Ubisoft has finally unveiled the next Assassin’s Creed (AC) project and as many expected, it is Vikings-themed.
The setting for the upcoming entry to the AC series has been a point of contention for some time.
Back in November 2019, an insider let the cat out of the bag to eGaming Desk when we reported it would be entitled ‘Ragnarök‘.
Soon after, other publications likewise began to report similar stories from other sources. However, many were swift to denounce any links to a Vikings setting.
While the doubts persisted, supposed leaked images concerning two special editions – Valhalla and Mjolnir – surfaced.
Many of these images proved, or at least seemed, to be fake, and so they were debunked.
Soon after, achievement lists detailing how the epic world-eating snake Jormungandr would be a boss fight also appeared.
At that point, the general consensus was that Ubisoft’s next Assassin’s Creed game would indeed be centred on Vikings. However, there was no official announcement.
Earlier this week, industry analyst Daniel Ahmad highlighted how the developer’s Chinese social media accounts were preparing for an announcement.
An hour before the rumoured announcement was set to take place, Ubisoft’s Twitch channel went live with BossLogic, an artist who has been working closely with the studio.
Throughout the stream, BossLogic was working on an image that would subsequently reveal the theme for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed title.
Unsurprisingly, it unveiled that the series would indeed explore Viking culture.
It is officially called Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and it seems most probable players will invade England, though this much is not yet confirmed.
There is no release for the game at this time, but many expect it to launch alongside the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
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