Following yesterday's initial reveal for Assassin's Creed Valhalla, the official Cinematic World Premiere Trailer has now arrived! You can watch the full thing above, and Ubisoft has announced that the game will be coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox One later this year in Holiday 2020.
The game is being developed by the Ubisoft Montreal team behind Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Origins, and centres around a fierce Viking raider called Eivor, who can be either male or female and will have access to various forms of customisation including hair, tattoos, war paint and gear.
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.
Ubisoft says Assassin's Creed Valhalla "brings players to a dynamic and beautiful open world set against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages," and players will be able to take advantage of new features including raids, growing your settlement, building your power and expanding your influence.
Three special editions of the game will also be available, with the Gold Edition of the game including the Season Pass, the Ultimate Edition featuring the Season Pass and Ultimate Pack with exclusive customisation content, and the Collector's Edition including all the above with a bunch of extra goodies such as a "high-end Ubicollectibles replica of Eivor and her Drakkar (height: 30cm)".
Additionally, everyone who pre-orders the game will get access to an additional mission at launch called "The Way of the Berserker", in which players will join a Norse Berserker in a revenge quest. However, Ubisoft says pre-orders are only currently available for the retail Xbox One version.
Are you excited for Assassins Creed Valhalla? Let us know what you think of the trailer below.