“Assassin’s Creed” remains an Ubisoft game staple as it enters its third decade, and a trailer for a new title called “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” was released Thursday.
The company on Wednesday provided hints of what to expect from the trailer, publishing a teaser image of a Viking torso.
Ubisoft then put out a four-minute cinematic trailer on YouTube that revealed the game would be released in late 2020.
Here’s what to know about “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla”:
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Here’s a look at the trailer, which focuses on the legacy of the Vikings in a nuanced perspective that manages to be battle-heavy while offering a glimpse into how Ubisoft might portray the Norse people beyond mere brutes.
What is the name of the announced ‘Assassin’s Creed’ game?
The next edition of the game will be called “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla.”
What does ‘Valhalla’ mean?
Valhalla is the mythological setting in which heroic Norse combatants are chosen to go following their deaths. It is considered heaven-like.
Odin, the Viking god who presides over Valhalla, is referenced in the trailer.
p class=”block-element__p”>”Odin is with us!” shouts a Viking to his fellow warriors amid a battle scene in the clip.
What is else is known about the game?
In addition to the name, which gives clues of its own about the game’s setting, the teaser image released Wednesday shows what appears to be a muscular, axe-wielding Viking warrior. There’s a raven flying in the upper left-hand corner of the picture and a split of a ship scene and a land battle.
The trailer expands on that imagery, showing the Vikings sailing into an epic battle scene.
What is the release date for ‘Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’?
The trailer announced the game would be released during the holiday season at the end of this year. The last “Assassin’s Creed” game — “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey” — hit stores in October 2018.