Ubisoft is making the most of a captive audience to offer an alluring glimpse of the next game in the Assassin’s Creed series. In an expose that dovetails with leaked information from months back, we now know that the next experience in gaming’s own historical Magic School Bus series will be embeded in the Viking age, and it’ll be called Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Enjoy the Opening Night of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla April 30 th at 8am PDT/ 5pm CEST. #AssassinsCreed
— Assassin’s Creed (@assassinscreed) April 29, 2020
The company teased the expose with an art stream. Many people would have pegged the setting as Norse based on the longships alone, but the livestream kind of gave the video game away (literally) by asking Viking-related trivia questions to the audience about five hours into the stream.
The leakage at the time looked rather dubious, so I adopted a wait-and-see attitude and now that’s what I’m in fact getting. I ‘d be interested to see if the business nails the historical details, as conventional knowledge about the Vikings in the US is rather (for absence of a much better word) Hollywood-ified.
Super excited to expose what I have actually been dealing with for the past couple of months with @Ubisoft! Make certain to tune into @assassinscreed for a really first appearance and catch the whole process live at ( https://t.co/pUuNj9GgpJ) pic.twitter.com/W5hU5TiSbh
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) April 29, 2020
From what we understand of the historic Vikings, we can surmise the video game will include the cruising mechanics from previous entries (due to the fact that as soon as Ubisoft does something right, it’ll do that same thing over and over again up until we stop paying for it). The dripped info likewise indicated a big return to stealth gameplay, though offered the series has morphed into a Witcher– design action RPG, I’m unsure how much weight to give that particular detail.
BossLogic’s stream was actually quite relaxing, in that it was basically viewing somebody play with Photoshop while soothing songs from the various games’ soundtracks played over it. To each their own, I know, but it still harshed the relaxing vibe of the stream.
The trailer drops tomorrow early morning.
Update, the next early morning: Well, here she is:
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