Wild Vikings – Assassin's Creed: Valhalla relies on sex, drugs and violence

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla is apparently an adventure only for adults – the age rating of the North American authority ESRB refers to bloody fights, hallucinogenic drugs and bare skin.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Valhalla is expected to be released on November 17, 2020 for PC, Xbox One and PS4. While the first trailers and gameplay clips have already promised another epic adventure in the style of the successful "Open World" series the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board), the North American counterpart to the local USK, now reveal some more information about the game. Apparently the Vikings in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla are by no means going to be squeamish about their missions.

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Assassin's Creed: Valhalla rating speaks volumes

The ESRB gave Assassin's Creed: Valhalla a mature rating – The game can therefore only be purchased in North America from the age of 17. In the authority's report, this rating was based primarily on three factors: Violence, sexual acts and drug use in the form of hallucinogenic mushrooms depicted in detail.

The fighting in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla is going to be pretty bloody, according to the report. In some cases, it is shown in detail the damage Eivor's blades do to the bodies of their enemies. The bones, organs and muscles of the opponent are affected in an X-ray view.

According to the report, the sexual acts primarily concern a mission in a brothel, in which context some women are shown topless in suggestive poses.

Players can also ingest apparently hallucinogenic mushrooms, which affect the perception of the world around them and lead to visual changes in the game.

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla – age rating in Germany

Unfortunately, it is not yet known which age rating the Viking Adventure will get in this country. While the predecessors Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, Assassin's Creed: Origins and Assassin's Creed: Black Flag were all released from the age of 16, In particular, the depictions of violence could lead to a "18+" rating in Germany to lead.

If you want to pre-order the game but don't know exactly which version to buy, you can find all the information you need in our pre-order article for Assassin's Creed: Valhalla.

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