With the announcement of Assassin’s Creed latest instalment Valhalla, it sounds like we may very well have the biggest Ubisoft game ever released on our hands.
The Viking action-adventure suggests that it would be an expansive open world epic, embracing the series’ shift to a more open RPG.
Valhalla is set to expand on a feature first seen in Odyssey, the previous release in October 2018.
Players will, again, be able to pursue a gluttony of romantic options throughout the game, with the chance to engage in Viking weddings a very real option.
Lead producer Julien Laferriere of Ubisoft Montreal revealed the feature in an interview with Eurogamer.
Laferriere explained that quite a lot of the game is built around a Viking settlement, with your job being the development of the settlement. The consequences of your actions, including any romances you get entwined in, will be seen through the community you establish.
"It's your own Viking village you'll see prosper and grow, and which your clan mates will live in," Laferriere said.
"It's at the centre of our quests and the centre of the decisions you make. We want players to see the consequences of their actions."
Valhalla will allow you to play as either male or female, with narrative director Darby McDevitt recently confirming that same-sex relationships, possible in Odyssey, will also be present in the new feature.
"Yeah - there's a lot of romances to have that can be found all over the map," he explained, "and you can choose how to approach them any way you see fit."
A first look at the gameplay should be dropping today (Thursday, May 7) as part of an Xbox Series X reveal event.
There is set to be surprises aplenty at the event, especially with the news that Ubisoft have recently registered a domain name for a new Prince of Persia title.
With Assassin’s Creed going into the world of RPG and away from the “hack-n-slash platformer”, could a new Prince of Persia title be about to move into the space left empty by the genre shift?
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