Assassin’s Creed Valhalla lets you swap between male and female Eivor at any time

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will let you swap between the male and female version of protagonist Eivor at any point in the game, Ubisoft has confirmed with Stevivor.

“We give the player the choice to swap between female Eivor and the male Eivor at any time,” Damien Leyris, Senior Associate Producer on Valhalla, told Stevivor. “All the choices that you’re going to have to make — whether it’s narrative choices or romantic choices — it’s going to be up to the player to choose how to approach [them].”

This move is drastically different from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, whereby players had to choose between the male character Alexios or the female character Kassandra. In Valhalla, you’re Eivor no matter the choice.

“For Valhalla, the narrative team and the creative team decided to approach Eivor as the main character. Leaving the choice to the player to decide whether you want that character to be represented by a male or by a female,” Leyris continued. “Everything has been done to make sure that Eivor is the strongest Assassin’s Creed character so far, and that all the choices and the narrative around the character are adaptive to that.”

We took advantage of the gender-swap ability to romance a man called Brodir in the video below. As you’ll see, Eivor’s dialogue as either gender is identical. The romance section begins at the 1:26 mark (that is, if the video doesn’t start there automatically).

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be available on Windows PC via Uplay & Epic Games Store, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4, PS5 and Stadia where available. Its current-gen release date is set for 17 November.

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