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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla announced, coming this year

The next Assassin’s Creed adventure has been revealed by Ubisoft, and it’s one long rumored. The vikings finally arrive in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

See you in Valhalla

There are a few locations and/or time periods that keep popping up when it comes to Assassin’s Creed. Feudal Japan might be the most requested of all, but it’s not meant to be just yet. Pretty close though, and coincidently pretty popular in pop culture right now, is the viking age.

That’s just what Ubisoft has announced this morning with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. First teased just yesterday, Valhalla takes place in the year 873AD, and it sounds like the game’s tale will be starting in Norway, but then segueing to England.

It’s there that players will be starting a settlement. That’s right, a first for the series, Valhalla’s gameplay will feature building and maintaining settlements. Still, Valhalla does look to hold over the sea-faring gameplay of previous AC’s, and probably plenty of the gameplay.

Here’s the first trailer:

While some of the play might feel familiar to longtime fans, there are some new elements as well. In the trailer, you see a huge battle taking place, so there’ll be that, and it sounds like you’ll actually be able to raid English settlements for their riches as well.

There’s also plenty of dual wielding, and you can apparently dual-wield any of the weapons in the game. Actually, not just the weapons. According to Ubi’s own deep dive video below, you can even dual wield a pair of shields if you like.

Oh, and then there’s that little tease at the end. The hidden blade is back, such as it is.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set to hit consoles and the PC this Holiday. It’ll be on the way for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia, and will also be a launch title for the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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