Ubisoft is adding Vikings to its Assassin series. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, revealed yesterday, is adopting a Norse-inspired setting.
Assassin’s Creed has long been built around open-world parkour, but additions like 2018’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey have moved the series into new territory. It placed a bigger focus on roleplaying elements and gave players the chance to direct their hero (one of two siblings, dealer’s choice) through branching decisions throughout the game. Combat, once mostly stealth-based, is also deeper and allows for more customization.
Valhalla appears to continue that trend. The game is expected to launch this holiday.