Ubisoft has revealed this year’s highly-anticipated installment in the Assassin’s Creed series. The game is called Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and moves the action to the era of the Vikings. The game will be fully unveiled when Ubisoft drops the game’s first trailer on April 30 at 11 am ET.
The announcement was made by the publisher during a live stream that featured artist BossLogic creating a piece of promo art for the game’s protagonist and setting. You can see the art above.
The Viking reveal may not come as a surprise to those who have been following rumors about the next Assassin’s Creed game online. We’ve suspected since 2019 that the new game would be set in the era of Vikings, although the rumor mill claimed the game would be called Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok. Regardless of the title, this new era should allow Ubisoft to highlight the series’ best gameplay mechanics on both land and sea. It’s likely that ship battles will play a big part in this installment, just as they have in the past few entries.
There’s not much else we know about the new game at the moment. It’s likely that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will feature the revamped RPG mechanics that have made the last two installments, Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, two of the most popular and successful entries yet. It remains to be seen how the Viking setting itself will affect the gameplay. Odyssey, for example, had players face off against creatures and gods from Greek mythology. Will Assassin’s Creed Valhalla allow you to face off against the Norse gods and visit Valhalla?