French publishing giant Ubisoft will launch Assassin's Creed: Valhalla at the end of 2020.
As announced in its premiere trailer (below), the game will be released on both current and next-gen consoles. However, on PC, it will only be available through Ubisoft's Uplay store and the Epic Games Store. This follows the company releasing The Division 2 on the Fortnite firm's platform, drawing in six times the pre-orders than the original.
The game is centred on the Vikings. Much like in AC: Odyssey, there is a male and female protagonist to choose from known as Eivor. There will be customisable options such as hair, gear and tattoos. Players will also be able to establish and grow their own settlements.
Set in England, the game will have a vast open-world as it tells the tale of Vikings versus The Saxons. From the trailer, the game appears to be somewhat gritter and dark in tone than recent instalments.
Furthermore, Ubisoft has claimed that decisions made by Eivor will have a lasting impact, building upon the RPG foundations placed in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. Another new feature includes raids – we are Vikings after all.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla was first revealed in a live stream on Twitch. Artist Bosslogic gradually drew a piece of outwork that gave away the title concept. Ubisoft Montreal will be at the helm, the last game in the series that they worked on was Origins. However, the developer will be supported by 14 other studios.
In 2018, Odyssey experienced a 33 per cent increase in concurrent players on Steam than that of Origins. The French publisher claimed the game was made without a "massive crunch."