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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla announced; full reveal tomorrow

Guys, we're going to be Viking Assassins.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the name of the next game in the popular franchise, today announced by Ubisoft via art created by the Melbourne-based BossLogic over eight long hours.

Because of the unique nature of the announcement not much of Valhalla is known, but we can take a look at BossLogic’s art to presume Viking Longships and epic Conquest-style battles from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be featured in-game. There also seem to be portions of the game covered in snow, and others in rolling, green fields.

“It’s a pretty big deal because I don’t get to do much gaming [artwork],” Kode ‘BossLogic’ Abdo told Stevivor in conversation about his Valhalla creation. “This is one of the biggest titles, so it means a lot.”

To create his 8-hour Valhalla piece, BossLogic said he and Ubisoft, “were working through email over a week, going back and forth, figuring out the concept approach [and deciding] what we can [and] can’t put in,” ahead of a full reveal and CGI trailer set to air at 1.00am AEST on 1 May.

“The main thing we tried to portray in the poster is duality,” BossLogic continued. “A hero sometimes drifts off to say, the dark side, to achieve a certain goal. Being on two sides of the same coin in context of achieving that said goal. So, you’re a good guy but you do bad things.

“If you look at the past Assassin’s Creeds, duality fits the concept of the whole drama and it’s something we did before so we thought it goes hand in hand.”

You can check out a timelapse of BossLogic’s work below.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla doesn’t have a release date as yet, nor confirmed platforms… is this the first Assassin’s Creed title to head to PS5 and Xbox Series X? Time will tell.

 

Steve Wrighthttps://www.stevivor.com
Steve's the owner of this very site and an active games journalist for the past ten years. He's a Canadian-Australian gay gaming geek, ice hockey player and fan. Husband to Matt and cat dad to Wally and Quinn.

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