Assassin’s Creed Valhalla footage is now in the wild as a video leak came out today. The leak shows a 30-minute “work in progress” clip of Ubisoft’s upcoming game.
There is scant information so far about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Much of the info about the game will come out in the upcoming Ubisoft Forward event. Anything else is likely unofficial, and everyone should wait for the July 12 exhibit.
Even then, some gameplay footage came out of the woodwork. The community is in an in-depth discussion of what they are seeing.
Leaked footage shows a ton of gameplay
The new leak for Valhalla came out of the way of one Reddit post. In the thread in r/assassinscreed, some discussion is swirling around the blurry video.
In the video, fans can see AC: Valhalla protagonist Eivor riding his horse around Northwic. As he moves, onlookers can see a pack of wolves attack him. As he dispatches the bunch, players can see how the combat works.
The demo showcases Eivor’s Odin-Sight and how he utilizes it to scan the battlefield. The female version of Eivor moves strong and lithe and shows off how the riding mechanics work. Furthermore, the footage shows off a mission to penetrate Burgh Castle.
The footage is showing off complete voiceover work for the mainline characters. Dialogue trees are simple, with around three options to work with. Moreover, the footage shows the naval warfare that players love about the series.
The entire video is blurry to an unbelievable degree. Even then, the entire thing is cinematic. The game has a ton of interactable objects that players can use to improve immersion.
AC: Valhalla seems to leave historical accuracy behind
The leak of the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla footage is a good thing for fans of the game. Many players are showing concern that the game might be an Odyssey 2.0. So far, the game is anything but AC: Odyssey.
The game so far looks more like The Witcher 3, especially with its horseriding. The footage still shows a ton of stutter and NPCs not moving around. As a result, the gameplay still looks jankier than the usual Ubisoft quality.
The longboat battle is super cool, but the game looks full of anachronisms. For starters, the game has gunpowder and stone walls. These things didn’t exist at the time, so the title seems to abandon historical accuracy.
There’s also some climbing, use of the raven vision, and even inventory management. Curious fans can find the leaked videos on YouTube, but Ubisoft is pulling them down fast.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla has an anticipated release date of “Holiday 2020.” With how far the leaks are, this is a likely scenario for everyone.
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