Ubisoft announced that the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, will release Holiday 2020 on Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and Windows PC via 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 features 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 open world set against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages. Players will also be able to 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 Assassins 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 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 customization tools, including the ability to customize hair, tattoos, clothing, 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 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 supplies. 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 Assassins Creed Valhalla were announced, along with 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 players access to exclusive customization content: the Berserker Gear Pack, the Berserker Settlement Pack, and the Berserker Longship Pack, along with a Set of Runes to improve weapons or gear.
The Collector’s Edition will include the base game, the Season Pass, the Ultimate Pack, a high-end Ubicollectibles replica of Eivor and her longship (30 cm high), a Collector’s Case, a SteelBook with unique artwork, a numbered certificate of authenticity, a Viking Statuette of Eivor with his raven and Dane axe (5 cm high), and exclusive lithographs, as well as a selected soundtrack of the game. The Collector’s Edition is available exclusively from the Ubisoft Store.
The stand-alone Ubicollectibles products will include the Eivor Wolf-Kissed Figurine and the Hidden Blade Replica.
Fans who pre-order Assassins Creed Valhalla will receive an additional mission at launch, “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 an original novel published by Tor Books, also available Holiday 2020.
PC players can only pre-order the digital game through the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games Store.