It seems that all of the previous Assassin’s Creed Valhalla were true as today during Ubisoft Forward, it was announced that Valhalla is scheduled to be released on November 17 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and more importantly, will receive a free next gen upgrade for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X as part of its launch lineup.
Part of the leaks from the past week involved a ton of gameplay and with Ubisoft Forward, brand new gameplay was shown that highlights the new features that players can enjoy, including dual-wielding, raiding, assaults, and open-world activities.
Raids will be more action-packed and brutal than anything Assassin’s Creed has seen before, with players able to take advantage of a new visceral combat system that lets players bash, dismember, and decapitate foes. Eivor will be able to dual-wield axes, swords, and even shields against the greatest variety of enemy types ever seen in Assassin’s Creed.
More importantly, stealth aspects have been incorporated into the gameplay once again, allowing Eivor to blend in with the surroundings and with the return of the Hidden Blade, assassinate targets with deadly precision.
Apart from the game, the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla experience can be had through various mediums with the following details:
- On July 17, a seven-song EP taken from the official soundtrack featuring original compositions from Jesper Kyd and Sarah Schachner as well as an original song by Einar Selvik, will be available to listen to on Spotify and purchase on iTunes. Spotify pre-save and iTunes pre-order is now available and the full soundtrack will be released at a later date.
- The Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Geirmund’s Saga novel, written by Matthew J. Kirby, will tell an original story set in the world of the game. Players will discover the epic tale of Geirmund Hellskin, a man determined to prove his worth as a Viking and a warrior who joins the ranks of King Guthrum’s army to participate in the invasion of England. The book cover will be revealed on reknowned Korean artist Jung Gi Kim’s Instagram page in late July.
- Dark Horse Comics will release ‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Song of Glory’, a comic series written by Cavan Scott, illustrated by Martin Tunica, and colored by Michael Atiyeh. In this prequel to the game, fearless Vikings Eivor and Sigurd embark on separate adventures to show their mettle and seek glory. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Song of Glory #1 (of three) will be in comic shops on October 21, 2020.
- Finally, the Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and the Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Deluxe Edition will invite readers on a visual journey through the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla—A world defined by the harsh beauty of Viking life, rich with fascinating characters and breath-taking landscapes. This book offers an enticing collection of art and commentary that is sure to attract returning fans and newcomers alike.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is scheduled for a November 17 release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions available during launch.