For the newest part of the Assassin’s Creed series, Valhalla, Ubisoft is tweaking the combat system a bit and the classic leveling is giving way to other RPG mechanics.
In Assassin's Creed Valhalla, some RPG elements and the combat system experience a few changes compared to the predecessors. In one Interview with PressStart creative director Ashraf Ismail gave an outlook of what awaits the player in the new Assassin's Creed. Ismail was previously Creative Director at Origins and Black Flag.
No classic leveling
Character progress will not be expressed through reaching a new level, but through the skills the player develops. These skills care then for some kind of power level, something reminiscent of Destiny 2. Also the Equipment is said to have a gear score contribute to strength and character advancement. We know such a system from The Division 2, for example.
Guns with more boom
Fighting with swords and axes is typical of the time and Vikings. These should also feel exactly the same and players should be able to feel the brute force behind an ax. The multitude of axes, swords and morning stars can even be used this time one weapon in one hand be used. Even Shields are used in AC Valhalla – what would Vikings be without their shield wall.
How this new setting fits together with the innovations in RPG and combat system will be seen with the soon expected first gameplay.
Original message from May 4, 2020:
Assassin's Creed Valhalla has more choices than the gender of the protagonist
As in the previous Odyssey, I also have the choice to play as a male or female character in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. But there should be even more freedom of choice.
Anyone who went through the eight-hour character stream with Bosslogic to announce Assassin's Creed Valhalla first saw a male title hero. Ubisoft quickly made it clear that we will have the opportunity in AC: Odyssey to take the adventure either as a man or as a woman.
In AC Valhalla you embodied Viking warrior or warrior Eivor and does what Vikings do best: raid England. You are leading your clan not only on raids, but also in a better future. For this you found on the island of Great Britain its own settlement, whose security and growth must not only be guaranteed with the ax.
9th century England is anything but united and so Diplomacy and alliances sometimes help more than brute force. These choices should according to Ubisoft influence the course of your story.
What does the game world look like?
As Players start in Norwaywhose rough country is forcing your clan to travel to England. But you should always be able to return to Norway. In an interview with GamingBolt, the developers revealed that there is also a lot to see and discover in Norway.
In England goes in the kingdoms of Wessex, Northumbria, East Anglia and Mercia with the three big cities London, Winchester and Jórvík (York). In addition to these three large capitals, there are said to be numerous small villages and settlements. So there are plenty of opportunities for raids.
We will only be able to say how the setting and the Viking character fit into the assassin's existence with the first gameplay. The release is for End of 2020 planned. Assassin's Creed Valhalla appears for PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, Google Stadia and for PC via Uplay and the Epic Games Store (No Steam).