Ubisoft Entertainment recently teased its next Assassin’s Creed title, officially called Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. If it’s not clear already, the game will most definitely be set in the Viking era.
The company held a livestream last night showcasing renowned digital illustrator, BossLogic, making an illustration for the upcoming game.
The livestream ends with an artwork of man holding onto an axe (with the Assassin insignia), with clothing akin to the Viking era. The artwork showcases two halves; teasing battles on both land and sea:
The livestream went for 8 hours. If you want to still want to watch how BossLogic created this art , you can watch the timelapse version:
Of course, that wasn’t the artwork wasn’t the only thing that was teased. Ubisoft confirmed at the end that a trailer for the game will be premiere tonight (April 30) at about 10.45 PM.
Rumours of a Viking setting for the next Assassin’s Creed game were around as early as April 2019. Previous reports have also pointed to a 2020 release.
Ubisoft did not release an Assassin’s Creed title in 2019 as they were working on another project, likely Watch Dogs: Legion. The latest game in the franchise, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, was released in October 2018.
As the livestream just served as a teaser, there are many details that have yet to be confirmed. The one detail I’m wondering about is whether it’ll be released on current-gen consoles, or if it will be exclusive to next-gen only.
Of course, it’s also possible they release the game for both current and next-gen consoles. Ubisoft did this previously for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag in 2014.
Hopefully, the trailer for the game will reveal more details about that and also its release date.