Ubisoft confirmed today during their Ubisoft Forward livestream that Assassin's Creed Valhalla will be released on November 17th, 2020. The company basically showed off as much of the game as they could to give you an idea of what's stayed the same to make it familiar to recent titles, what's changed to improve things, and what's been added to make the experience feel a little more unique. The game will be released on Xbox One, PS4, Stadia, UPlay, and the Epic Games Store, with players bei9ng able to upgrade the game to the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 if they buy a new console and whish to transfer the game over. Much like Watch Dogs: Legion, the game will have three different special editions to purchase beyond the standard edition. Those will include different tiers of access and goodies, as well as other items being sold ahead of time including the official soundtrack, a novel, comic book, and an art book. You can read more about them below as well as check out all the footage revealed today.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla is an ambitious action role-playing game that places player choice and exploration at the center of the experience. Throughout the world, players will encounter gameplay challenges, unique and surprising characters with unforgettable stories and a variety of breathtaking landscapes to set foot on. Players will have the ability to customize their character's hair, tattoos, war paint, weapons and gear, in addition to the option of switching between male or female Eivor at any time. Political alliances, combat decisions and dialogue choices can influence the world of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, so players must choose wisely to protect their clan's home and future.
- On July 17, a seven-song EP taken from the official soundtrack featuring original compositions from Jesper Kyd and Sarah Schachner as well as an original song by Einar Selvik, will be available to listen to on Spotify and purchase on iTunes. Spotify pre-save and iTunes pre-order are available now and the full soundtrack will be released at a later date.
- The Assassin's Creed Valhalla – Geirmund's Saga novel, written by Matthew J. Kirby, will tell an original story set in the world of the game. Players will discover the epic tale of Geirmund Hellskin, a man determined to prove his worth as a Viking and a warrior who joins the ranks of King Guthrum's army to participate in the invasion of England. The book cover will be revealed on renowned Korean artist Jung Gi Kim's Instagram account in late July.
- Dark Horse Comics will release Assassin's Creed Valhalla – Song of Glory, a comic series written by Cavan Scott, illustrated by Martin Tunica and colored by Michael Atiyeh. In this prequel to the game, fearless Vikings Eivor and Sigurd embark on separate adventures to show their mettle and seek glory. Assassin's Creed Valhalla – Song of Glory #1 (of three) will be in comic shops on October 21, 2020.
- Finally, The Art of Assassin's Creed Valhalla and The Art of Assassin's Creed Valhalla Deluxe Edition will invite readers on a visual journey through the world of Assassin's Creed Valhalla – a world defined by the harsh beauty of Viking life, rich with fascinating characters and breathtaking landscapes. This book offers an enticing collection of art and commentary that is sure to attract returning fans and newcomers alike.