Assassin's Creed Valhalla trailer premiere

Today, Ubisoft announced the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, will release worldwide, Holiday 2020 on Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and for Windows PC exclusively on both the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store. The game will also be available on UPLAY+, Ubisoft’s subscription service.

Developed by the team behind Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Origins at Ubisoft Montreal, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla invites players to live the saga of Eivor, a fierce Viking raider raised on tales of battle and glory. Offering a captivating Viking experience, the game brings players to a dynamic and beautiful open world set against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages. In this latest iteration, players can take advantage of new features including raids, growing their settlement, building their power and expanding their influence.

“We can’t wait for players to experience the incredible Viking journey ahead of them,” said Ashraf Ismail, Creative Director of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. “Being in Eivor’s boots as both a Viking raider and a clan leader, players will face the conflicts of establishing a new home while in the midst of a power struggle for control of England.”

Players will be able to choose to play as either a male or female Eivor, and will have access to customisation tools including the ability to customize hair, tattoos, war paint and gear. Political alliances, combat decisions, and dialogue choices can influence the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, so players must choose wisely to protect their clan’s home and future.

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.

Additionally, the Gold, Ultimate, and Collector’s Editions of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla were announced as well as the Ubicollectibles products:

  • The Gold Edition will include the base game and the Season Pass.
  • The Ultimate Edition will include the base game, the Season Pass and the Ultimate Pack giving access to players to exclusive customisation content: the Berserker Gear Pack, the Berserker Settlement Pack, the Berserker Longship Pack, along with a Set of Runes to improve weapons or gears.
  • The Collector’s Edition will include the base game, the Season Pass, the Ultimate Pack, the high-end Ubicollectibles replica of Eivor and her Drakkar (height: 30cm), a Collector’s Case, a Steelbook® with a unique artwork, a numbered certificate of authenticity, a Viking Statuette of Eivor with his raven and Dane axe (height: 5cm), exclusive lithographs as well as a Selected Soundtrack of the game. The Collector’s Edition is available exclusively on the Ubisoft Store.
  • The standalone Ubicollectibles products including the Eivor Wolf-Kissed Figurine and his Hidden Blade Replica.

Fans who pre-order Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will receive at launch an additional mission The Way of the Berserker, in which players will join a legendary Norse Berserker on his quest for revenge.

Finally, fans will be able to step even further into the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with the original novel published by Penguin Random House, available starting now for pre-order.


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Players will be able to choose to play as either a male or female Eivor
Ugh, seriously? This crippled Odyssey, due to how being able to play as a female clashed with actual ancient Greek culture - which did not allow women to become mercenaries or soldiers. Not even Sparta allowed this; they allowed women to learn how to defend their homes, but not to become soldiers or mercenaries.

Hopefully they won't further bastardise Viking culture...

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Ugh, seriously? This crippled Odyssey, due to how being able to play as a female clashed with actual ancient Greek culture - which did not allow women to become mercenaries. . .
Fun fact for you! Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon also aren't real and yet they were real in the game. Oh and Atlantis wasn't real.

Wanna know something else? Turns out there weren't assassin's in ancient Egypt or in Colonial America or hanging out with Da Vinci!

Also something to note is that the Apple of Eden isn't a real thing and that the Templars haven't been around for quite a while and don't control the world.

Interesting, right?

Edit: Now that I think about it could it be at all possible that Assassin's Creed actually has never been historically accurate and takes place in an alternate universe? And that there's literally no issue with having a woman assassin?

And assuming that in the Assassin's Creed universe it's common knowledge that women were not warriors in those cultures, could it be because that information was surprised by the Templars like all of the other information that they suppressed? Big if true.
 
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https://www.dualshockers.com/assassins-creed-valhalla-will-support-smart-delivery/

Xbox users will only have to purchase Assassin's Creed Valhalla once to get access to the current and next-generation versions of the game.

As we are heading into the next generation of consoles we are naturally going to be getting cross-generation titles that will be available on platforms both new and old.
Xbox has already taken the initiative by announcing its Xbox “Smart Delivery” program which will allow third-party developers to opt-in making it so that players who buy a title on Xbox One will also have it for free on Xbox Series X and vice versa.

Cyberpunk 2077
has already announced that they will be taking part in the program and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the latest to do the same.

Currently, Sony has not said anything regarding cross-generation purchasing of titles or how they might implement something similar to Xbox.
However, in the past, Sony has done cross-buy functions with the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita so it is definitely plausible that they might do something similar for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
 
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Fun fact for you! Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon also aren't real and yet they were real in the game. Oh and Atlantis wasn't real.

Wanna know something else? Turns out there weren't assassin's in ancient Egypt or in Colonial America or hanging out with Da Vinci!

Also something to note is that the Apple of Eden isn't a real thing and that the Templars haven't been around for quite a while and don't control the world.

Interesting, right?

Edit: Now that I think about it could it be at all possible that Assassin's Creed actually has never been historically accurate and takes place in an alternate universe? And that there's literally no issue with having a woman assassin?

And assuming that in the Assassin's Creed universe it's common knowledge that women were not warriors in those cultures, could it be because that information was surprised by the Templars like all of the other information that they suppressed? Big if true.
My issue is that people might become misinformed as to what ancient cultures were like, and knowingly misinforming people is one of the worst acts one can do. Ancient Greece also had no black people, for instance, yet because of modern inclusivity standards they, along with female soldiers, politicians and mercenaries, are everywhere in-game.

Inclusivity is fine when it makes sense - like, say, the modern-day parts of Assassin's Creed games, or that old England game - but when it conflicts with historical accuracy, when it approaches historical revisionism, it becomes unwanted, unnecessary, and dangerous.
 
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However, in the past, Sony has done cross-buy functions with the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita so it is definitely plausible that they might do something similar for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
This is enough to make me sure that it's a guarantee that the PS5 is going to have this option as well, at least for select titles. It should be noted that crossbuy existed not just between PS4 and Vita, but with PS3 as well for many games.
 
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Ancient Greece also had no black people, for instance, yet because of modern inclusivity standards they, along with female soldiers, politicians and mercenaries, are everywhere in-game.
My issue is that people might become misinformed as to what ancient cultures were like
my dude you checkmated yourself here

i'm fairly sure black people in ancient greece is a fairly well recorded thing?? a quick google search will inform you of such lol
 

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My issue is that people might become misinformed as to what ancient cultures were like, and knowingly misinforming people is one of the worst acts one can do. Ancient Greece also had no black people, for instance, yet because of modern inclusivity standards they, along with female soldiers, politicians and mercenaries, are everywhere in-game.

Inclusivity is fine when it makes sense - like, say, the modern-day parts of Assassin's Creed games, or that old England game - but when it conflicts with historical accuracy, when it approaches historical revisionism, it becomes unwanted, unnecessary, and dangerous.
Pope Alexander VI gets beat up and nearly murdered by an Italian assassin who had a change of heart at the last second? Sounds fine.

A woman warrior in Scandinavia? THIS IS WHERE WE DRAW A LINE! I CAN ONLY SUSPEND MY DISBELIEF SO MUCH!

Bro, Assassins Creed has never been about historical accuracy. In fact it's literally been about how history has been distorted and suppressed by the evil Templars. It takes place in an alternate universe. You're making a very foolish argument.
 
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Still haven't finished Origins, but I'm actually kinda looking forward to this? Could just be the whole viking thing drawing me in though.

I'll be watching this with interest.
 

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As I wrote on the previous news topic:

Hopefully they won't butcher Viking culture like they did ancient Greek culture.

For those who don't know, while Greece was a "democracy", only men had any kind of political or military power; women couldn't join in. Furthermore, there were no Africans, or people with African descent - the only skin colour was, well, "white". And homosexuality was unthinkable back then, too.
So Odyssey having brown and black mercenaries and citizens? Odyssey having female politicians, soldiers and mercenaries? The evil conspiracy training your thought-to-be deceased sister (if you're rightfully playing as the guy, Alexios) as a powerful soldier? An openly-gay guy inserting all kinds of innuendo into his speech? All bullshit, all historical revisionism, all disgusting to see in an "ancient Greece" game.

I just want to see ancient cultures represented faithfully, or as faithfully as possible while inserting the Apple of Enlightenment or whatever nonsense assassins and templars like to fight over. I don't give a single crap about "inclusivity" or "representation"; if it misconstrues what ancient cultures were like - warts and all - and leads to people being miseducated about said cultures, it should not exist.
 

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Still haven't finished Origins, but I'm actually kinda looking forward to this? Could just be the whole viking thing drawing me in though.

I'll be watching this with interest.

I kinda got bored or Origins maybe because the main character is lame.. I gotta force myself to beat Origins and Odyssey before I touch this....

But what is the story plot? Ever since Desmond died in AC3 idk what the hell is going on anymore
 

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All bullshit, all historical revisionism, all disgusting to see in an "ancient Greece" game.
I'm going to say it again for the people in the back.

The. Point. Of. Assassin's. Creed. Is. The. Templars. Rewrite. History. And. We. Can't. Take. Our. Perception. Of. Historical. Events. At. Face. Value. Also. It. Is. A. Video. Game. Oh. My. God. Get. Over. Yourself.

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My issue is that people might become misinformed as to what ancient cultures were like, and knowingly misinforming people is one of the worst acts one can do. Ancient Greece also had no black people, for instance, yet because of modern inclusivity standards they, along with female soldiers, politicians and mercenaries, are everywhere in-game.
my dude you checkmated yourself here

i'm fairly sure black people in ancient greece is a fairly well recorded thing?? a quick google search will inform you of such lol

i would say the spirit of what he said was more right then wrong regardless but giving AkiraKurusu the benefit of the doubt it sounds like he's be hyperbolic.
its not that there were literally no black people in Ancient Greece, because our earliest provable indicator for Ancient Greece contact with Africa is about 1000 years prior...

that said, seeing a black person in the time period of the game would be rare and they are clearly unrealistically over-represented in the game.
accurate to the timeframe we have no evidence of black settlement in the Aegean.
to the greek populace all blacks were considered exotic, they were all classed as being "Ethiopians" regardless of where they came from not to mention large cohorts of Xerces army were composed of black and other dark-skinned ethnicities couple that being relatively recent events (the Greco-Persian Wars was only in Alexios/Kassandra's grandfathers time) the already heavily prevalent racism the greeks would have been more likely than not heightened.
so i'd expect if they were to be accurate the few blacks we'd seen would have been well-guarded merchants of foreign dignitaries etc.

either way im certain it was definitely part of the "diversity" push at the company even though i cant prove it.
 
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Ugh, seriously? This crippled Odyssey, due to how being able to play as a female clashed with actual ancient Greek culture - which did not allow women to become mercenaries or soldiers. Not even Sparta allowed this; they allowed women to learn how to defend their homes, but not to become soldiers or mercenaries.

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I too remember when Assassin’s Creed was purely historical and featured the real life tale of an Italian man flying through the skies thanks to Leonardo DaVinci. Why oh why can’t Ubisoft go back to those days instead of breaking my suspension of disbelief by including girls in muh vidja gaem?

that said, seeing a black person in the time period of the game would be rare and they are clearly unrealistically over-represented in the game.
accurate to the timeframe we have no evidence of black settlement in the Aegean.
It has been a very long while since I’ve cared about AC’a modern story, but wasn’t it about how Abstergo was using memories to make movies out of memories of Assassins as a front for their search for the Apple? And thus it could be considered how we in real life make movies: by casting people talented or diverse rather than representative of the actual history? I dunno.
 

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It has been a very long while since I’ve cared about AC’a modern story, but wasn’t it about how Abstergo was using memories to make movies out of memories of Assassins as a front for their search for the Apple? And thus it could be considered how we in real life make movies: by casting people talented or diverse rather than representative of the actual history? I dunno.
yes some of the modern subplot (black flag specifically) was Abstergo was using memories to make movies but your analogy was wrong, because unlike casted cinema it would be closer to found footage, documentary style.

so you would be required to be representative of the actual history because thats what the genetic memory saw.

devils advocate since its never been established whether genetic memory is based on the ancestor's perception or not or whether the blood/DNA is an unbiased observer.

if it's the later it definitely would need to be representative of the actual history.

if its the former and its what ancestors perception/belief was it would allow for the supernatural BS in the games to exist because it would be seen through their skewed/biased lens.

this would have the knock-on effect of any mental illnesses to also carry over in the memory.
so if hypothetically the person had a delusion that everyone was a black person that could be argued we would see it in the memories until we get a definitive ruling on how the genetic memory works/doesn't.

that said it would be a pretty unrealistic premise that the ancestor we accessed had a delusion so rare(if it even exists) its not even named in published psychiatric literature.
 
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