The countdown to Assassin's Creed Valhalla is well and truly on, with the release date now set for 10 November!
The latest instalment of the Assassin franchise will transport us to the Viking invasions, so keep reading as we bring you everything we know on the game's map and locations so far!
Latest News - Story Trailer released!
The story trailer for Assassin's Creed Valhalla is here!
NOW WATCH BELOW - VALHALLA STORY TRAILER
It covers a lot of ground, but without unveiling too much.
The game lands on 10 November, just in time for the Xbox Series X & S to release!
We got to see the Alliance Map during the Gameplay Trailer at Ubisoft Forward.
ALLIED FORCES - Which Kingdoms of England will you team up with
You can consult the Alliance Map to see what areas of England you have control over.
We can see all the following Kingdoms on the Alliance Map:
- Cent (Kent)
- Suthsexe (Sussex)
- Hamtunscire (Hampshire)
- Essexe (Essex)
- Oxenefordscire (Oxfordshire)
- Glowecestrescire (Gloucestershire)
- Grantebridgescire (Cambridgeshire)
- East Anglia
- Sciropescire (Shropshire)
- Ledcestrescire (Leicestershire)
- Lincolnscire (Lincolnshire)
- Snotinghamscire (Nottinghamshire)
- Eurviescire (Yorkshire)
It's yet to be revealed how much of these kingdoms we will see, but expect a few key locations in each area to feature in the game.
In an interview with Game Informer, a Ubisoft developer shed more light on what locations we can expect to find in AC Valhalla.
The map will revolve around four major kingdoms of England - Wessex, Northumbria, East Anglia and Mercia.
BACK IN TIME – Valhalla’s London will look very different to the one we saw in Syndicate
This includes three major cities – London, Winchester and Jórvík (otherwise known as York).
The iconic UK landmark Stonehenge will also appear in the game, which was already 4,000 years old during Alfred the Great’s reign.
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You also have the option to return to Viking’s homeland of Norway at any time.
New Location Confirmed!
Narrative Director, Darby McDevitt has exclusively revealed a new location that will feature in the upcoming game!
The reveal came as a response to a fan’s question on Twitter, asking about Robin Hood’s involvement in the game.
McDevitt confirmed that the character will not be appearing, but did tease us with a little more information...Find out more here!
As for traversing the harsh oceans and dense cities, the sailing mechanic from Black Flag is returning, meaning the Map is expected to be of a grand scale (similar to Black Flag’s titanic map).
IT'S BACK - The popular sailing mechanic from Black Flag is returning
Although people were hesitant at first with sailing mechanics in Assassin's Creed games, this feature has allowed for a more exciting and immersive travelling experience.
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Not to mention, the sailing mechanic has been perfected over multiple instalments.
Although we don't know the exact size of the Assassin's Creed Valhalla map, Ubisoft producer Julien Laferriere has now confirmed that Valhalla's map is bigger than Odyssey's -
The map includes the creation of the whole of England and a part of Norway.
A list online breaks down the sizes of the maps which have come before, so you can get an idea of where Valhalla's map might rank in comparison to previous titles:
- AC1: 0.13km2
- AC3: 1.41km2
- AC Origins: 80km2
- AC Odyssey: 130km2
- AC Black Flag: 235km2
MASSIVE: The last game's map was huge!
With the most recent additions, we can see the size jump up massively, with AC Odyssey coming in at a whopping 130km2!
That's not to mention the even bigger Assassin's Creed Black Flag, which topped the scales at a staggering 235km2.
With Valhalla also likely to heavioly feature sea exploration, could we see a map that rivals Black Flag's size?
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