Combat, exploration and new gameplay features were shown
Ubisoft has officially released gameplay footage from Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, and also announced the game’s release date.
The gameplay overview trailer was unveiled during the publisher’s Ubisoft Forward event. Ubosoft also revealed that Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla will launch on November 17 on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Check out the in-depth gameplay reveal below.
Several new features were highlighted in the gameplay presentation, including settlements that can be upgraded. One of the ways the settlement can be improved is through raids, where players attack enemy encampments and pillage them for resources. An additional crew can also accompany players during raids and be used to attack the town or to source treasure.
Another gameplay feature highlighted was assaults, in which players will engage in large-scale battles against opposing forces. Operating in a similar vein to Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey‘s conquest battles, these climatic fights will push players through cinematic action to achieve victory.
Combat has also received a overhaul with more brutal animations to fit the violence of the Viking period. Dismemberment was heavily focused on alongside a variety of new weapons, including a harpoon which can be used to hook into enemies. Dual wielding will also be a primary means of combat and will allow players to customise the fighting style to their choosing.
Outside of combat, exploration will include hunting for animals and fishing. Temples and ruins can be scoured for activities and special rewards. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla will be based in England and include a variety of locales including dense cities and vibrant forests.
The Ubisoft Forward presentation also provided glimpses at other titles upcoming from the company. Watch Dogs: Legion finally received a new release date after being delayed earlier this year, while Far Cry 6 delivered an official announcement, also coming partnered with a release date.
Other companies are gearing to showcase their titles with Microsoft set to showcase an Xbox Games Showcase next week (July 23). Nintendo is also rumoured to be delivering a Direct show very soon, unveiling its plans for the remainder of the year.