The Ubisoft video game will have large doses of lore available for all those who want to immerse themselves in the historical background.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be endowed with a large number of elements and references to the history of the saga, what the Anglo-Saxons call lore. The background of this license, which has interconnected elements between each installment, will not be overlooked in the new iteration planned for November (which we have already been able to play), as Darby McDevitt, narrative director, has confirmed in a meeting with GamingBolt.
A game that will close empty gaps in the timeline
In words to the American medium: “In 9th century England, we found the perfect opportunity to introduce players to ideas and narratives that were only slipped into Origins, located in the first century BC. C., hints in the first Assassin’s Creed, located in the Holy Land of the 12th century ”, he begins by saying.
On whether Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will fill the empty space between Origins and Odyssey, located before the first century AD. C, and the rest of the deliveries, the answer is clear: “Absolutely.”
And he adds: “That bridge ended up being the Roman Empire, born in Origins, and now broken into fragments in Valhalla. But when the Empire disappeared, so did the forerunners of our Assassins and Templars, so we used that historical fact to leave behind large doses of historical remnants to tell the stories of the eternal war that underpins our series. Fans who are interested in the history of our series will find plenty to chew at Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, if they are willing to search for it, ”as it will not be necessarily easy to find all that additional content.
November 17 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC; free option on PS5 and Xbox Series X
Among some of the novelties confirmed during these last days we have the incorporation of a fishing minigame and another based on drinking alcohol in an almost competitive way. Regarding the sex of the protagonists, Eivor can change sex at any time. Soon it will be specified what are then to differentiate between the male and female character regardless of whether they are male or female.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will go on sale worldwide in physical and digital format this November 17 for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia. On PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X it will do it later with Smart Delivery on the Microsoft console, where it will also move to 4K and 30 FPS “at least”. At Sony, meanwhile, the upgrade from PS4 to PS5 will be completely free. In this way, everyone will pay only once.
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