Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Is First Assassin’s Creed Set In Viking Age & Will Continue Embracing Expansive
Open-world RPG framework that has redefined the franchise in recent years. Originally announced with a November 17 release date, Valhalla will release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC (via Uplay and the Epic Games Store) on November 10 to match the Xbox One Series X and Series S release date. Valhalla will be available on both next-gen consoles: PS5 and Xbox Series X. This means Valhalla will be playable on a whopping six platforms (including Stadia). As an Assassin’s Creed game, you can bet Valhalla has multiple editions to choose from when pre-ordering. All editions are available to pre-order now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and you can currently get a nice discount at Amazon and Walmart.
Valhalla will have a free upgrade from Xbox One to Xbox Series X and PS4 to PS5 when the next-gen consoles launch this holiday. If you purchase a physical edition for PS4, you’ll have to insert the disc in your PS5 to play with the next-gen enhancements. The same goes for Xbox One to Series X. Digital edition PS4 and Xbox One owners will be able to download the next-gen version. So you’ll only have to buy one edition of the game to play on both generations of consoles, and you can save some money this holiday by getting the PS4 edition and upgrading to the PS5 for free.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set in the ninth century in a period of turmoil for the Vikings. You play as Eivor, a Viking raider who leads their clan away from the war-torn homeland of Norway on an adventure to England. Eivor can be played as male or female, and Ubisoft promises its combat will take cues from Viking fighting styles, with a reworked combat system that includes dual-wielding and more enemy variety. Like recent iterations of the franchise, Valhalla will have a season pass that grants access to post-launch DLC.
For more on the next entry in the Ubisoft franchise, check out our roundup of everything we know about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla so far. GameSpot spoke with Valhalla narrative designer Derby McDevitt about the highly anticipated game, too. We learned Valhalla will connect to both Origins and Odyssey, and the storytelling will lean on a different structure than fans have become accustomed to. If you’re getting God of War vibes from Valhalla’s thanks to the Norse gods, McDevitt said Ubisoft’s take on Norse mythology will be more grounded.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla pre-order bonuses
Pre-ordering Assassin’s Creed Valhalla unlocks access to a bonus mission dubbed The Way of the Berserker.
This news was originally published at gamespot.com