Recent entries in the Assassin’s Creed franchise have toed a fine line between history and mythology, and the makers of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla have previously said the game will be “historically grounded” and not focus too much on fantasy elements. Well, apparently the game (or messaging) changed somewhere along the way, because Ubisoft just released new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay as part of as part of GamesRadar’s latest Future Games Show, and it’s packed with all sorts of fantasy beasties!
We see a giant dog knowns as Black Shuck, which is said to be the Devil incarnate and the witchy Daughters of Lerion (inspired by Shakespeare’s King Lear). We also get a look at a lengthy sidequest, The Lost Drengir of Ragnar Lothbrok, which tasks you with hunting down the former warrior followers of a famous Viking. And yes, Ubisoft previously said Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will have almost no sidequests. Again, has the game changed, or was the early messaging just really bad? Anyways, check out the new footage below…
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has been the subject of behind-the-scenes turmoil, as the game’s director Ashraf Ismail was fired by Ubisoft following an external investigation into misconduct allegations. It will be interesting how the game comes together without him at the helm. Here are the Assassin’s Creed Valahalla’s key features:
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on November 17. The game will be on Xbox Series X and PS5 whenever those consoles might launch.
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