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Assassin's Creed Valhalla

4 days ago

Eivor will lay down the bants in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s traditional Viking rap battles

Will the real Medieval History majors please stand up? Ubisoft previously tossed out a tidbit on "viking rap battles" that will make an appearance in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Creative director Ashraf Ismail has popped up to say a bit more about how these historically-inspired showdowns will take place in Valhalla. Apparently flyting (or fliting), as it was called by anglo-saxon and norse folks, was like, a…

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1 week ago

Feature: Everything we know about Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla release date, gameplay, and trailers

This past week has revealed a little more information about Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Even though we've yet to have had a proper "gameplay" trailer, we know a fair amount about the Viking Assassin's Creed thanks what has been uncovered in interviews.

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Apparently Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be bigger than Odyssey, actually

Forget review scores. The only true way to judge a game's quality is the converted square kilometers of its virtual world. Or so you'd think, with how big a talking point it is during the marketing campaign for every big open-world adventure. For a minute there, it sounded like Assassin's Creed Valhalla would actually be smaller that its enormous predecessor Odyssey. Not so, says a…

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2 weeks ago

Feature: Everything we know about Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla release date, gameplay, and trailers

Assassin's Creed Valhalla may have had a "first look gameplay" trailer, but it didn't really show us much. In fact, we know more about the Viking Assassin's Creed from what has been uncovered in interviews than anything else and there's a lot of information to unpack.

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Ubisoft will host their digital showcase Ubisoft Forward on July 12th

Hear ye! Hear ye! Ubisoft have announced E3 part 25: Ubisoft Forward to occur on July 12th, 2020. That's all you need to know, right? Naw, alright fine.As we know, E3 was cancelled because of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. June's fast approaching though, so publishers and developers who would've been up on stages saying pretty words like "the next decade of gaming" are now detailing…

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3 weeks ago

Xbox say they “set some wrong expectations” for yesterday’s gameplay reveals

After lots and lots of #hype in the form of a livestream digital painting reveal that was the precursor to a proper trailer which was also just a precursor to what we were assured would be a first look at actual gameplay, folks were a bit let down by the not very gameplay-looking new video for Assassin's Creed Valhalla during Microsoft's Xbox 20/20 event yesterday. Microsoft's…

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The best bits from the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla no-gameplay gameplay trailer

I would not characterise Assassin's Creed Valhalla's new gameplay trailer as being chock full of gameplay. Being real: it is clearly mostly cinematic sequences made in the game engine, i.e. they are all scenes that we may encounter during the course of playing the game, and on that basis we can't have 'em under the Trades Description Act. But I couldn't spot a hot second…

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All the PC news from Microsoft’s Xbox Series X showcase

Did you miss today's Xbox Series X stream? While the first of Microsoft's many planned streams for their new machine was naturally concerned with their new tellybox, there were still enough multi-platform announcements and trailers going around for us PC folks to get excited over. Here's our rundown of what happened during today's showcase.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s first gameplay trailer is here

Ubisoft just dropped the first "gameplay trailer" for Assassin's Creed Valhalla, showing us a more of their upcoming game about Vikings keen to slit throats as much as split skulls. It's a gameplay trailer not a gameplay video, unsurprisingly, so we're still waiting for an actual look at the game in action. But if you enjoy cutscenes and seeing stabbings, axings, battering-rammings, and arrowings, oh…

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First Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay coming Thursday in Microsoft’s stream

We'll see Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay and learn about other upcoming games in a Microsoft stream on Thursday. With E3 off and everything topsy-turvy, Microsoft are planning to hold monthly showcase streams in the run-up to the launch of their new Xbox Series X later this year. Which effectively means they're also hosting monthly streams showing off PC games, in these blessed days when Microsoft…

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4 weeks ago

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The 8 best Viking games to play before Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

After watching the trailer a bajillion more times, I am extremely excited for Assassin's Creed Valhalla. It's been around 48 hours since the announcement and I cannot possibly retain this state for much longer. By the time the Christmas-ish release date rolls around I will either have exploded like a poor little meat balloon, or gone full circle and lapsed into a coma. Like the…

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Here’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s female lead

While the Assaassin's Creed Valhalla debut cinematic trailer yesterday focused on the male option for our Viking lead, Eivor, Ubisoft did give several peeks at the female Eivor. Like with Odyssey before it, Valhalla will give us a choice to play a male or female character and both look quite willing and able to split skulls. The most obvious look at her is the figurine…

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7 things I demand from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

I think we probably all have a game, be it franchised or not, that holds a special place in our heart. In my case, one of my ride or die games is historical stab-fest Assassin's Creed. Every time a new one comes out, I will get it and play it to the (occasionally bitter) end. I was overjoyed at the new life breathed into the…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla burns down England in today’s debut trailer

Following its teaser-slash-art-project reveal last night, Assassin's Creed Valhalla finally has a proper cinematic trailer. Beards, axes, longboats and raiding? Yup. It's Vikings. Down on their luck and out of options, our latest assassin is crossing the sea to live out the ninth-century Norwegian dream - pillaging the ever-lasting christ out of England.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla announced, starring burly beardy Vikings

Following a curious build-up through a livestreamed drawing, Ubisoft today announced Assassin's Creed Valhalla. This time, Vikings seem to be the stars of the sandbox murder simulator. For now, all Ubisoft have to show is a seven-hour drawing and all they have to say is mutterings about the lads coming "to conquer a new land" and that. We'll learn more tomorrow when a trailer arrives.

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