Assassins Creed Valhalla Breakdown
The official synopsis for the game reads: ‘Become Eivor, a Viking raider raised to be a fearless warrior, and lead your clan from icy desolation in Norway to a new home amid the lush farmlands of ninth-century England. Find your settlement and conquer this hostile land by any means to earn a place in Valhalla.
Story Setup And The Viking Age
The first shot they breakdown shows a settlement in Norway. Ismail says that the theme of home and settling other lands are important for the story and Eivor, the main protagonist.
Shortly after, there’s a shot of a large statue of Odin, the Norse god. McDevitt detailed that in Norse culture, people give offerings to gods in return for favors, usually before important events. You can see this ritual taking place. A sacrifice is made to Odin, and Eivor gets marked on the face with what looks like blood. The people are about to leave Norway and lead a raid to establish a settlement in England. Ismail said that these scenes tease the idea that the journey starts in Norway and eventually leads to England.
Rumors about the Norse setting have swirled in the past few months, but it was confirmed when the livestream showed Abdo crafting the imagery from start to finish. The first trailer for Valhalla will arrive Thursday.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey dropped in October 2018 with the return of Layla Hassan, a character from Origins. In the modern day, she uncovered ancient artifacts that allowed her to inhabit the memories of a Greek mercenary. As Kassandra or Alexios, depending on which gender the player chose to take on, it was the player’s mission to traverse ancient Greece to reunite their long-lost family, unlock the secrets of an ancient civilization, and stop a mysterious cult from altering the course of history
Gameplay Hints Within The Trailer
The next scene they look at features Viking longships, which will play a major role in the game. Longships were unique to Vikings and allowed them to cover vast waters swiftly while carrying cargo and people. These were agile ships that allowed Vikings to get behind enemy lines fast for hit-and-run style raids.
You then see a depiction of a full on battle. These instances are said to be separate from smaller-scale raids where you plunder for resources, hinting that these are two different styles of combat encounters that are core to the gameplay loop. Large-scale battles can take place on fields and in fortifications, and the one in the trailer showcases some of the things you’ll be working with in Valhalla’s combat system. You can mix axes and shields, dual-wield axes, use a throwing axe, or even dual-wield shields. Dual-wielding is said to be a big part of the combat system.
BY: ATHARV HATWAR