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There have been so many Assassin’s Creed games that you’d believe the series has been around for over 20 years, but it’s been just 13 years. But And while that may sound like a long time, it’s not when you consider there are over 20 games in the series. Sure, many of them are spin-offs and smaller releases, and there are even mobile games included. The mainline series is more reduced and generally better than the rest, and the next in line for this is Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The game is set to be released on November 10, but we have a good deal of information about the game already, so let’s talk about that.
Vikings for life
It seems as if the Vikings and Nordic themes have been getting more and more popular. The TV show Vikings probably helped with this, and there's also Marvel's Thor. But in the Video Game world, the closest triple-A title in this theme would be the latest God of War. It's only natural that this is one of the most requested themes by the fans of the series.
So it's only natural that while it wasn't a surprise to have an Assassin's Creed with nordic and Viking themes, it had an incredible reception at the announcement.
An astonishing setting
We won't be getting much into the plot of the game since it isn't even out yet, but we can talk a bit about its setting. It's set in East Anglia in the IX century, and we play as Eivor, a Viking warrior during the Viking wars. From the start of the game, it's clear that they've put a lot of effort into the artistic elements of this game. Not only thanks to the incredible visuals but also with the design and general direction.
A familiar style?
Assassin's Creed Valhalla features a gameplay style similar to that of AC Odyssey, and many of the controls and mechanics are still the same. They actually took the RPG mechanics and developed them further. However, this also means that if you have not played any of the recent Assassin's Creed games, this will be a completely new experience for you. Of course, Vikings were pretty violent and extreme, so the combat system is adapted to them as well. This means there are different, new weapons, an incredible move set, and massive battles. They've also kept the naval battles and adapted them to the current setting.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla looks like it's going to be one of the best AC in recent years, the setting is one that the fans have been asking for for a long time. The visuals are gorgeous so far, not just thanks to the awesome graphics, but also thanks to the art. In many ways, Valhalla uses The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and that's one of the best things any game can do. Also, we really don't mean to spoil anything, but there are some interesting mythological elements mixed into the game.
When we mentioned that they enhanced the RPG mechanics we really meant it. With the improved interface and weapon selection, you can unlock and level up different abilities. There are different types of equipment and even levels. They included a new ability tree so that the plater can manage the upgrades easily, and see what's the next upgrade.
This seems to be a risky shot for the series since it’s just so different from the classic AC we are used to seeing. But we’re confident Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is going to do excellent, so let’s just keep our fingers crossed.
- Very original
- Amazing visuals
- Excellent art
- New gameplay
- Great design
- Huge world
- Mythological creatures
- A big change for the series