Rewatch The Assassin's Creed Valhalla Reveal And Artwork Stream By BossLogic
Acclaimed artist BossLogic spent hours putting together a piece that revealed the new Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Viking-inspired setting.
Ubisoft hosted an all-day stream that ultimately revealed the setting of the next Assassin's Creed game. The setting was shown via a unique piece of artwork produced by BossLogic, an acclaimed artist known for his awesome Street Fighter pieces and, more recently, his collaborations with Marvel and DC. The final reveal was the official title, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, confirming earlier rumors of a Viking setting. It was all streamed in anticipation of a pre-rendered cinematic trailer for the game, as well as a ton of news on the game's new systems and storylines.
The stream appeared to be leaning that direction long before the title was revealed though, as the artwork showed an icy sea, a central figure dressed in furs with and brandishing an axe, and prominent placement for a raven. The first trailer arrived today, April 30, and we learned more about the game's setting, story, protagonists, and how it connects to the rest of the series. There are several different editions of the game and it's coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.
The Assassin's Creed franchise underwent a drastic evolution with Assassin's Creed Origins. The game, which was set in ancient Egypt, took on more role-playing design elements. Most notably, it introduced a large number of quests that players could choose to undertake. Its follow up, 2018's Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, built on this with more intricate systems, a vast open-world, and multiple protagonists, among many other additions. Ubisoft then skipped releasing a new mainline entry in 2019.
Earlier reports have speculated that the next game has been internally code-named Assassin's Creed Ragnarok. A domain registration for Assassin's Creed Valhalla suggested that could be the title, which turned out to be the case. A Kotaku report from 2019 also included mention of boats, which are seen in the drawing being streamed today, and The Division 2 even hinted at the setting with a series of posters shortly after its launch.
Given Ubisoft's investment in the technology powering this new iteration of the Assassin's Creed franchise, it's likely this new game will bear some similarities to Origins and Odyssey, with some fresh twists of its own.
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