Many fans who are looking forward to testing out Assassin’s Creed Valhalla don’t have to wait too long at this point, but recently-released details about the title will surely make them all the more excited.
It’s common knowledge that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will have players journey through different locations. However, during an interview with PCGamesN, Game Director Eric Baptizat said that players will also have the opportunity to visit Asgard and Jotunheim, both classic Norse realms, all thanks to a new element added to the game called vision quests.
Baptizat has helped with the series’ development ever since Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, so he understands the franchise more than most. He mentions that mythology and religion play a huge role in the history and world of Valhalla, so its team of developers ensured that both of these elements would be made obvious in the game through the characters’ beliefs and the choices they make.
From what we can see, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is once again another installment that blurs the line between mythology and history. In fact, this is made more evident now that the title has vision quests.
Through a vision quest, players will be able to traverse the other realms found in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. You can start the quest by talking to a shaman who goes by the name Valka.
Despite being a new title that hasn’t been released yet, it has a sense of familiarity because it recapitulates on the same mechanics that was initially introduced in Assassin’s Creed Origins and refined in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
That being said, those who are fans of Assassin’s Creed’s older games will be happy to know that Valhalla will also feature some classic elements, including stalking enemies throughout the town, hidden blades, as well as cutscenes taking place after assassinating someone.
All of these and more will be present in Valhalla and will feel nostalgic for those dedicated fans who have been following the franchise and all its entries.
One important aspect of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the fact that it will continue the modern-day storyline that started in Origins. In other words, Layla Hassan will return to the series once again. The last time fans saw her was in the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey DLC.
There’s not a lot of information revealed just yet about Layla’s storyline in this installment. However, what we do know is that there will be scenes where she will be free-running and climbing obstacles in places that will also be featured in the timeline of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. In addition, Layla will be uncovering new data regarding the history of the series.
In other news, Ubisoft has been busy when it comes to promoting the highly-anticipated title. In fact, the company will be collaborating with Reebok to release a brand-new line of shoes inspired by Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
A teaser is the only thing that has been released so far for that partnership, but the hashtag #LikeAViking is already being used to promote the shoe line. As such, we expect that the marketing team will go all-out once they’re ready.