“Become Eivor, a mighty Viking raider and lead your clan from the harsh shores of Norway to a new home amid the lush farmlands of ninth-century England. Explore a beautiful, mysterious open world where you’ll face brutal enemies, raid fortresses, build your clan’s new settlement, and forge alliances to win glory and earn a place in Valhalla.

England in the age of the Vikings is a fractured nation of petty lords and warring kingdoms. Beneath the chaos lies a rich and untamed land waiting for a new conqueror. Will it be you?”

Lead your people in massive assaults against Saxon armies and fortresses, and expand your influence far beyond your settlement’s borders. Command a crew of raiders and launch lightning-fast surprise attacks from your longship to claim your enemies’ riches for your clan.

Unleash the ruthless fighting style of a Viking warrior and dual-wield axes, swords, or even shields against fierce, relentless foes. Choose your tactics and dismember opponents in close-quarters combat, riddle them with arrows, or assassinate them with your hidden blade.

The advanced RPG mechanics of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla give you new ways to grow as a warrior and a leader. Influence the world around you while acquiring new skills and gear to suit your playstyle. Blaze your own path across England by fighting brutal battles and leading fiery raids, or form strategic alliances and triumph by your wits. Every choice you make in combat and conversation is another step on the path to greatness.

Grow and customize your own settlement by recruiting new clan members and building upgradable structures. Get better troops by constructing a barracks, improve your weapons at the blacksmith, discover new customization options with a tattoo parlor, and much more.

Create and customize your own mercenary Vikings to share online, and reap the spoils when they fight alongside your friends in their own sagas. Recruit mercenaries created by other players, and add their strength to your forces.

Sail across the icy North Sea to discover and conquer the broken kingdoms of England. Immerse yourself in activities like hunting, fishing, dice, and drinking games, or engage in traditional Norse competitions like flyting – or, as it’s better known, verbally devastating rivals through the art of the Viking rap battle.

1. Explore Ancient Roman Ruins from 400-500 years ago.

2. The Kingdoms of England available for exploration are: Northumbria, East Anglia, Mercia, and Wessex. The major cities of the game are London, Winchester, York and Norway.

3. Dynamically traverse between Norway and England.

4. Sail through the rivers in the Drakkar longship.

5. The Hidden Ones and Order of Ancients are present.

6. Eivor meets and works with the Hidden Ones and obtains a hidden blade.

7. King Alfred the Great is a complex antagonistic figure.

8. Large scale battles make key moments in the game.

9. Valhalla will remove the traditional leveling system and replace it with a player progression system. It’s less about level and more about the sense of power. There will be a number attributed to power value but it won’t be like Origins and Odyssey.

10. The game maintains a more grounded approach on history. Mythological elements will be explored as things the people strongly believed to be happening, rather than the game itself being fantasy-driven.

11. The main cities are: London, Winchester, Jórvík (York), along with Norway.

12. Romance and relationship options, both same and opposite sex will be present and will be more meaningful than Odyssey.

13. Eagle Vision, like Origins and Odyssey, is present through a companion bird of prey, but this time it’s a raven, not an eagle and therefore, it is renamed Odin Sight.

14. Stonehenge will likely be part of the world of the game, according to game director, Ashraf Ismail.

15. Hidden Blade won’t require finger amputation.

16. Hidden Blade may be upgradable and changes design, similarly to Origins.

17. Parkour combat returns.

18. Paganism vs. Christianity seems to be a key plot line.

19. Battering Ram is likely part of your arsenal. 

20. Modern day has many surprises.

21. Lore will be much more meaningful and not Easter Eggs. There’s plenty to find

22. Hadrian’s Wall is present in the game.

23. Level design is crafted to make the most out of stealth and parkour.

24. Locations are built to feel unique, not repetitive.

25. A lot of effort went into parkour.

26. Navigation puzzles are back.

27. Vikings culture encourages stealth.

28. Eivor will meet Assassins (known as Hidden Ones) early on, and they will train him/her their ways.

29. Enemies do unexpected things, using each other, the environment and tools.

30. Variety of hoods, hairs and beard styles, tattoos and war paints.

31. Valhalla began production 2.5 years ago.

32. Valhalla uses Anvil Next 2.0 engine, with a new rendering engine.

33. In terms of visuals, Valhalla will be “the most beautiful Assassin’s Creed ever made”

34. SEASON PASS: “The Legend of the Beowulf”

35. SEASON PASS: Exploring new countries

36. Composers Jesper Kyd, Sarah Schachner and Einar Selvik will create the soundtrack.

37. The Drakkar can be called when players are close to waterflows.

38. It is customizable and holds 8 crew members.

39. Crew disembarks to help.

40. Recruits/crew are characters you meet, with a backstory, or customizable Vikings you create.

41. Story arcs are designed to be unique and expansive.

42. Begin and end in the Settlement and task Eivor to gather resources.

43. Push the Viking narrative in England.

44. Each arc is the size and scope of a TV show episode.

45. Skill tree features more options for customization, and it’s more than a selection of skills.

46. 3 archetypes will be present like the Assassin, Hunter & Warrior in Odyssey. It will be discussed later if they’ll be the same or different pathways.

47. Ubisoft won’t say if this is Layla’s final game.

48. New location “Puzzle Wood.

49. 25 enemy archetypes.

50. Factions, armies and clans in both in England & Norway.

51.Combat is brutal and not for the faint of heart.

52. An evolution of Origins’ artificial intelligence.

53. A new mission structure delivers a chance for diplomacy.

54. Controls won’t change much.

55. The choice of playing as a male or female Eivor won’t change the game.

56. There won’t be any big progression walls.

57. Ubisoft is not discussing micro-transactions yet, but the dev team is working to make an experience where you “earn every penny you’re going to pay”

58. The world includes the four kingdoms of England, a huge chunk of Norway and more that is yet to be revealed.

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