A NEW Assassin’s Creed is just weeks away – and we’ve got all you need to know about the blockbuster game.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla follows the journey of a Viking raider in the 9th Century, and promises to be one of the biggest titles of the year.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – what is it?
Valhalla is the twelfth (yes, really) instalment of the hugely successful Assassin’s Creed series.
You play as a Viking who takes part in brutal raids on English towns and villages during the 9th Century.
According to game maker Ubisoft, gameplay will be “visceral and brutal” to reflect the violence of the raids in the real world.
“Fight brutal battles, lead fiery raids or use strategy and alliances with other leaders to bring victory,” the French firm writes on its website.
“Every choice you make in combat and conversation is another step on the path to greatness.”
When is the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla release date and price?
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be released on November 10 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
It’ll also launch on the next-gen consoles when those hit shelves later that month.
As a reminder, that’s November 10 for the Xbox Series X and S, and November 12 or 19 for the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition depending on your region.
Helpfully, if you buy the Valhalla on a current-gen console and then upgrade to a next-gen one, Ubisoft will upgrade your game to a PS5 or Xbox Series X/S one for free.
There are multiple versions of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla at a range of price points.
The standard, plain-old-disc will set you back £50/$60, while a Gold Edition with extra missions and lands to explore will cost £84/$100.
Moving up, you can add an extra set of character items with the Ultimate Edition. That’s priced at £100/$120.
Finally, the £180/$200 Collectors Edition adds a treasure trove of collectors items, including a collector’s case with unique artwork and a Viking Statuette of Eivor with his raven and axe.
AC: Valhalla – story
Like previous games in the franchise, the new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be partly inspired by real-world history.
Players take control of Eivor, a Viking raider raised to be a fearless warrior.
Rather than being entirely set in the Viking homeland of Norway, the game will take place in England in large parts.