Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be the 12th title to come to the series, and it has come at the perfect time.
The trailer and cover art were recently unveiled, confirming the theme of the game and putting an end to the speculation.
We now know that the upcoming title will be set in the Viking-era game, so gamers can expect to see a lot of raids, boats and blood.
But we also know that the game will feature some RPG elements too, making it more of a customised experience than we've seen in previous titles.
On top of this, we've heard that players will be able to join friends in raids with their very own mercenary!
Continue reading for all of the details.
Customize Your Character
There's always been pre-determined main characters in the Assassin's Creed series, and Valhalla is no different.
TWEAKING: Gamers will be able to customize their character all the way down to their gender
However, as in Odyssey, Valhalla will give players some form of control over the character you play with.
In fact, the first choice that you get to make about your character is whether you play as a male or female - and it goes much deeper than that.
According to Ubisoft, players can customize their character’s hair, give them tattoos and war paint, and equip them with gear that will change their appearance for the final touch.
This is a similar level of customization that we will see in Cyberpunk 2077 when it lands on consoles in September.
Is there Multiplayer?
One of the other features confirmed on the official Ubisoft website is the ability to create your own ‘custom raider’.
GANG: Your raider can be used by friends, and in return, you'll get a share of the riches
The game will not have a traditional multiplayer, but it will let you customize and share a Viking mercenary for friends to hire for raids.
Players will be able to to “reap the spoils” when their raider fights alongside their friends.
Your raider will be controlled by AI, but they should help make raiding easier and may even bring home some spoils.
This could be the closest that Assassin’s Creed has come to multiplayer in years.
Will there be Crossplay?
We already seen some cross-gen rumours pop up earlier in 2020, but other than that, there has been very little said about cross-platform play.
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The ultimate goal would be cross-gen play, as this ensures that Xbox One players will not be isolated by the move to Xbox Series X.
We're unclear on how this feature will be implemented, but one thing is for sure - by the time the game releases, cross-gen and cross-platform play will likely have been nailed for the game.