With the reveal of the next chapter in the Assassin's Creed franchise comes the introduction of Vikings. As for the actual game, we won't see more gameplay or footage until tomorrow. It seems like stealth is no longer the priority in this game and instead we'll see more in the way of violent raids and destruction.
The trailer didn't make mention of Stadia, but Ubisoft confirmed the game will be launching on Google's cloud gaming platform right alongside next- and current-gen consoles and PC. Assassin's Creed is a huge brand, and one that will set tongues wagging as the hype for next-generation steps up a gear in this odd, post-E3 summer of staggered info drops.
Though the story begins in Scandinavia, the game will give players their own Viking settlement in England.
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As far as combat goes, you'll have a choice of weapons, including axes, swords, or shields which you'll be able to dual-wield, and a new combat system will allow you to "bash, dismember, and decapitate your foes".
Ubisoft has since launched a website as well that offers more general information on its latest title, which details preorders and a look at the $200 Collector's Edition, which serves up our first official glimpse at female Eivor (below).
All pre-orders come with access to a bonus in-game mission called The Way of the Berserker.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla has been interesting in its reveal. Ubisoft announced that nearly a third of all of its studios were working on Valhalla, which was something that made me feel rather faint. "We want you to be playing the ultimate Viking fantasy, so you'll get to have your Viking buddies going with you on a longship", said Laferrière. In terms of raw numbers, Ubisoft revealed that just under 1,000 staff were working on Assassin's Creed: Origins, with around 200 to 300 working on the art alone.