Ubisoft Forward showcases a gameplay trailer for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, as well as a more in-depth look at its Viking England inspired story. The game, which is coming out for both current and next generation consoles, is set for release November 17, 2020.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s main focus appears to be on settlements. The trailer showcases Viking raids on Saxon towns, pillaging for both resources and tactical advantage as you conquer England. There is also a focus on maintaining your own settlements, to protect your followers and their families.

We also got a glimpse at how the combat will work. Ubisoft claim that Valhalla will boast the “largest amount of enemy types,” all with unique battle strategies. In the footage, we saw some enemies coordinating into different battle formations, whereas others operate independent from allies – even resorting to picking up and throwing their fallen friends at the player. Similarly, Ubisoft say that the player will be granted a great deal of customization when it comes to their own battle style.

As for the stealth elements, this centers around blending into Saxon society, as the Vikings are completely unwelcome across England.

As with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, players can select between a male and female protagonist, who is a Viking named Eivor. It remains to be seen if romances will be making a return from the previous installment.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen gameplay for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, following a leak earlier in the week in which 30 minutes of footage appeared online. That was, however, much less refined than what we saw at the main Ubisoft Forward event. This footage was then officially uploaded in the post-show.

In case you didn’t already see it, you can see the walkthrough for yourself below.

 

Did anything at Ubisoft Forward pique your interest, or are you unimpressed? Let us know in the comment section below!

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