According to an Ubisoft representative, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be shorter than Odyssey, news that comes shortly after a botched promise for some real gameplay demonstration.
So far, we don’t know a lot about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. It was announced just a week ago, and now we have two cinematic trailers and about 3 whole seconds worth of gameplay. The game does look good, with Ubisoft promising that the RPG mechanics have been reworked and that you’ll be able to play the game the way you want, without being forced to do side quests to advance the storyline. As the ultimate Viking fantasy, however, there will be a tradeoff. Well, as long as you were hoping for the game to last as long as Odyssey did.
The Head of Communications for Ubisoft Middle East, Malek Teffaha, has confirmed that Valhalla will be quite a bit shorter than Odyssey.
“FYI, it won’t be the...
Back at the turn of the decade when everyone thought the next Assassin’s Creed game would be named Ragnarok, but everyone made it clear that they didn’t want Assassin’s Creed Odyssey-like grinding and RPG mechanics. Now, after a surprise debut and a new cinematic trailer, we’ve learned that the next Assassin’s Creed will carry the name Valhalla and will have a Viking theme. So, that raises the question – how will the dynamic of Valhalla change compared to Odyssey?
In an interview with Press Start, Creative Director Ashraf Ismail touched base on how Valhalla will be different. We’ve already discussed how Valhalla’s RPG mechanics have changed drastically, and now we can talk about how the gameplay dynamic has changed. In short, there will be a lot less grinding in Valhalla and, to make things even better, you’ll be able to play the game the way you want. This is especially true in regard to how the game is balanced:
“With Valhalla, with the balancing of the...
We’ve told you how Ubisoft went out of its way to make Assassin’s Creed Valhalla the ultimate Viking fantasy, and now we’re here to tell you how the studio (well, all 14 of them) have come up with a completely new take on RPG mechanics, tailored specifically to the Viking theme.
This latest bit of information comes from Creative Director, Ashraf Ishmail – the same guy that directed Assassin’s Creed Origins in 2017, via an interview with Australian website Press Start. He revealed a number of things about the game, including how the RPG mechanics have changed.
“So in terms of RPG and progression, our goal was to actually bring in kind of a fresh new take on it. Something that is much more anchored into the world itself and into the concepts of skills and so on. We do have a very different take than what we’ve previously done, all in the hopes of actually making the Viking experience shine a bit more.”
The next game in the Assassin’s Creed series was expected to be called Ragnarok and should have taken place between the first Assassin’s Creed and Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Now, Ubisoft, via a very long teaser, has confirmed that the next game in the series is actually called Valhalla. That’s the official name: Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla.
We still don’t know a whole lot about the game, as the first trailer is set to be released later today, but we do know that it will be about Vikings. As you can see from the key art above, there are Viking ships, axes, and – of course – Viking beards. There could be more to that image than what meets the eye, though.
Notice how the image is split almost 50-percent between Viking ships and ground-based combat? This could indicate that the game will feature two different types of play. Valhalla could return to sailing, a dynamic that we first saw at its...
If you're looking to kill time, or people while jumping from a building, then you will love Assasin's Creed 2, which is currently available for free. There isn't a lot to say about the campaign, as it's realtively simplisitc: You're an assassin from a secret order that does incredible stuns, enjoys rooftops and high buildings, and loves killing people but can also disappear into a bush or a bale of hay.
You can choose from a large variety of weapons and outfits. You can use the perfect weapon, two knives that will do the job with ease, with no mess, and without alarming anyone, or you can pick an ax and go shinning style on them, it's all up to you. The game does require you to think of new ways to complete different assassination tasks, some of which need to be completed in total silence, without alarming anyone. There are others where you get to do it your way.
There were numerous rumors that...
Recently, more and more games have been given the free weekend treatment, which is perfect if you haven't purchased the game quite yet. After all, who wants to buy a game, just to figure out that it's crap. And, even better yet, most of the time, the games go on sale after the free weekend, so you don't have to pay as much and get to continue where you left off. Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the latest to get this treatment and, if you're not sure it's worth trying, well let me just say that there are some things in life that you can’t miss, and one of them is playing Assasin’s Creed Odyssey for free this weekend.
Assasin's Creed Odyssey will be free-to-play starting on March 19th and will last until March 22nd. The game won’t have any limits, so that you can enjoy the full Assassins’ experience. Your progress won’t be lost after the free weekend, so if you decided...
You thought that Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey was dead now that the DLCs and updates have started to slow down? So did I. This is one of the few times I like to stand corrected, though. Ubisoft knows what we love, and while we don't have anything solid yet, the company has teased a new Ezio costume. There's no word as to when the new costume will come, but playing the game as Ezio might breathe a little more interest in the game, don't you think?
The same post that teased the new Ezio costume also mentions a fix for a few of the bugs that existed in the game, but nobody cares about them, the “star” of the update is the fabulous new costume. At the moment of this writing, we don’t know if the costume will be free, like the Ezio’s Roman Set or the Milanese Sword. If you haven’t got the Milanese Sword and the Ezio’s Roman Set, you can get...
From February 21-28, you’ll be able to get Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
for free as well as Faeria, replacing the current free offerings: Kingdom Come:
Deliverance and Aztez.
I know that some Assassin’s Creed games leave a nasty taste
in your mouth, but Syndicate actually ranks up there with the better of them
and was a huge improvement over its predecessor, Assassin’s Creed Unity. In
Syndicate, you’ll find yourself thrust into London, and there are two different
protagonists. It also stands out as it’s the last of the AC series that wasn’t a
As for Faeria, it’s available for free during the same time period,
but it’s nothing more than a card game with a “unique living board.”
Apparently, it’s the only card game of its kind, something attributed to it
being possible to gain all 300 cars in less than 50 hours. Either way, be sure
to at least snatch up AC Syndicate. Once you’ve claimed it and downloaded it,
it’s yours to keep.
Not a lot is known about the next installation of the Assassin’s Creed series, but it’s rumored to be called Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok. Rumors and leaks have indicated that it may have a European and Norse setting that will take place between the first Assassin’s Creed (you remember Altair, right?) and Assassin’s Creed: Origins.
Word even has it that the game’s map will include
Scandinavia and the U.K. while the overall plot and focus of the game will be
on the aforementioned Norse religions and rise of Christianity. It certainly
sounds interesting, but the one thing we haven’t heard about is the mechanics
of the game. Will Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok feature RPG-style gameplay?
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was Ubisoft’s first foray and
experiment into RPG territory with the Assassin’s Creed series and it turned
out to be a big hit. In fact, it’s even been crowned as one of the best in the series,
but die-hard fans seem to not like the style of gameplay and would instead
prefer for the next game...