Ubisoft’s next step into the popular Assassin’s Creed series takes us back to the Viking age. It was supposed to be the highlight of Ubisoft Forward, but the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla footage from an early build of the game leaked earlier than usual.
Ubisoft will hold the Ubisoft Forward live stream on July 12. The event will feature new details about upcoming titles such as Cyber Scape, Watchdogs Legion, and of course, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
The early build footage from the upcoming game was leaked recently, giving us an idea of what’s to premiere soon. We now have a closer look at the next entry in the popular franchise.
Female Eivor first look
Like in Assassin’s Creed Oddysey, players will get to choose between a male and a female protagonist in the upcoming game. Although the story will remain pretty much the same, there will be different interactions, side quests, and possibly romance options depending on who players pick.
You’re wrong female Eivor is much better 😡 pic.twitter.com/GowswcCPYv
— Mitch (@mitch1424) July 6, 2020
Previous trailers showcased the male version of the protagonists. The upcoming gameplay trailer will showcase the female version of the lead.
Up to this point, we only know of the gameplay details from what Ubisoft has said before. The early build leaked footage is grainy, but it seems like this is an unpolished version of the game for now.
As Ubisoft has said before, naval battles will return in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. This was one of the key features in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, which made the games one of the best in the series.
Based on the leaked early build footage, it seems like Ubisoft also retained most of the features from Assassin’s Creed Oddysey.
For instance, Eivor will have the ability to choose whether or not he kills the occupants of the castles he or she storms. This may or may not have implications in quests later on.
The game will also feature an assortment of dialogue options. Once again, Ubisoft is incorporating more RPG elements into the next Assassin’s Creed game. This isn’t something that fans are fond of recently as it pushes the series away from its roots. This also confirms that pacifists options are in the game once more.
Ubisoft is busy taking down the leaked footages of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla online. There are still many live links available, though. The footage will likely be similar to what the company has in store for Ubisoft Forward but in an enhanced version.
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