A New Kingdom Awaits in Truly Beautiful Story Trailer for ASSASSIN’S CREED VALHALLA
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Ubisoft is slowly ramping up the Assassin's Creed Valhalla marketing campaign, as the French publisher has released a strikingly beautiful story trailer for the upcoming sequel to 2018's Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
Said video introduces us the picturesque — yet incredibly brutal — world of Assassin's Creed Valhalla's 9th century England. During your epic search for a new home for your Viking clan, you will have the chance to meet many intriguing — and sometimes even real-world — characters, including Alfred the Great, the sons of the legendary Ragnar Lothbrok (Ivarr, Ubba, and Halfdan), and Sigurd Styrbjornson, Eivor's closest friend.
"Sigurd Styrbjornson is Eivor’s brother by adoption," Narrative Director Darby McDevitt told Ubisoft's Youssef Maguid. "After the death of Eivor’s parents at a young age, Eivor was taken in by Sigurd’s father, King Styrbjorn of Forberg. As was custom among the Norse, Eivor was raised as one of Styrbjorn’s children, with no differentiation made between blood relatives and adopted relations. Sigurd is five years Eivor’s senior and has helped mold Eivor into the warrior we know today. As the son of a King, Sigurd expects to follow in his father’s footsteps and lead their clan with Eivor as his right hand. Sigurd is a proud and charismatic man, full of confidence and the desire for adventure. But there is a darker side to him as well, one that begins to trouble Eivor as our story moves forward."
Fans of the long-running franchise should be happy to hear that the main story of Assassin's Creed Valhalla will actually be focused on the enteral conflict between the Order of the Ancients are the Hidden Ones. In the upcoming game, the villainous group has completely overtaken England "with the aim of spreading their retrograde views. We have taken great pains to dive deep into the beliefs of the Order of the Ancients in our game, beliefs that differ somewhat from the Templars as we know them today. So, at the core of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a story of how Eivor and Sigurd and the rest of their clan have a deep and permanent impact on the future of these two groups," the AC IV: Black Flag writer added.
Although McDevitt was unable to provide any sort of answer on whether Assassin's Creed Valhalla has more than one ending, he did confirm that there will be "multiple fascinating pathways through [your] epic tale," so it sounds like the sequel to AC: Odyssey won't alter the series' well-established structure too much.
Without further ado, take a look at the action-packed story trailer for Assassin's Creed Valhalla down below:
Become a legendary Viking warrior raised on tales of battle and glory. Raid your enemies, grow your settlement, and build your political power in the quest to earn a place among the gods in Valhalla. Advanced RPG mechanics allow you to shape the growth of your character and influence the world around you. With every choice you make, from political alliances and combat strategy to dialogue and gear progression, you will carve your own path to glory.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Google Stadia, and PC (via Uplay and the EGS) on November 10; will arrive on PlayStation 5 on November 12, 2020.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bartosz Sobczak - Owner, Editor-in-Chief
Lawyer by day, video game reporter by night. Long-time fan of the Mass Effect, Age of Empires, Prince of Persia, BioShock — especially the second one — and Splinter Cell series (who still believes that the best is yet to come). Tries his hardest to shine a new light on the Polish game-development scene. Gameplay Mechanix is his biggest passion project to date. Often listens to old episodes of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson while writing. Privately a cat person.
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