Vikings currently seem to be more popular than ever – at least in the world of video games. After this God of War hit the PS4 in 2018 and the next Hellblade that too Nordic myhtological setting once again serve, Assassin's Creed Valhalla wants to go other ways. Ubisoft's assassin series should stand out especially in the story.
Narrative Director Darby McDevirr wants to achieve this goal by telling a "more down-to-earth story". So be mythological aspects emerge
This would, however, contrast Valhalla with Odyssey: For example, in the last branch of the Assassin series, you could do it with mythical monsters like that Minotaur or Medus take up in duel.
However, the personal career of hero Eivor was much more important. The game starts in 870 AD when the Viking clan led by our protagonist is driven out of his homeland. Most of Valhalla's plot then plays in Englandwhere you try to build a new settlement with your allies.
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»Reality as the basis«
There Mythology, beliefs and gods were an important part of the daily life of the Vikings, these elements will also play a role that should not be underestimated.
So if Eivor declares, for example, that Odin is with him, it is, of course, because he actually believes that he has divine support in battle. Not because Odin actually intervenes in the battle.
So instead of letting the gods appear themselves and show off their supernatural powers, we should only "feel" their presence. Just as the Vikings thought at the time that their gods were with them.
The first trailer for Assassin's Creed Valhalla creates a Viking atmosphere
"No concerns" about God of War
As McDevirr goes on to say, these peculiarities also make him "not worried about God of War". According to him, the realistic exploration of the ancient ruins of Rome, the Breton peoples and the Saxon pagans – as is supposed to happen in Valhalla »No game offered yet«.
You will see what that will look like today, on May 7, 2020, can see. Because Ubisoft wants to show gameplay material for Assassin's Creed Valhalla for the first time as part of the Xbox 20/20 event.