Today, Ubisoft revealed Assassin's Creed Valhalla for Xbox Series X and other platforms. Given the fact that Microsoft's upcoming next-generation console is the most powerful out of the lot — including Google Stadia — it should look the best on it. The company even went as far as to confirm that Assassin's Creed Valhalla would run at 4K resolution on Xbox Series X and feature high dynamic range (HDR) colors. Best of all, if you buy the Xbox One version, you'll automatically be upgraded to the Xbox Series X version when it's available. We're expecting the game to be an Xbox Series X launch title.
If you're a fan of Assassin's Creed and the upcoming game looks promising, be sure to preorder it starting at $60 at various retailers. Right now, Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop have it up for preorder on their respective websites. There are a lot of editions to choose from, including a $130 Ultimate Edition that includes the season pass and a bunch of different gear.
According to Ubisoft, developed by the team behind Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed Origins at Ubisoft Montreal, Assassin's Creed Valhalla invites players to live the saga of Eivor, a fierce Viking raider raised on tales of battle and glory. Offering a captivating Viking experience, the game brings players to a dynamic and beautiful open world set against the brutal backdrop of England's Dark Ages. In this latest iteration, players can take advantage of new features including raids, growing their settlement, building their power, and expanding their influence.
Driven from Norway by endless wars and dwindling resources in the ninth century, players will lead Eivor's clan of Norsemen across the icy North Sea to the rich lands of England's broken kingdoms. Players must carve out a new future for their clan, reliving the ruthless fighting style of Viking warriors with a revamped combat system that includes the ability to dual-wield weapons against a greater variety of enemies than ever before. To secure resources players can lead raids to select locations using their longship to earn much-needed riches and resources. As the Vikings begin to settle in their new home, they encounter resistance from the Saxons including King Aelfred of Wessex, who denounces them as heathens and looks to be the sole ruler of a civilized England. Against all odds, Eivor must do what is necessary to keep Valhalla within reach.
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Become Eivor, a legendary Viking raider on a quest for glory. Explore England's Dark Ages as you raid your enemies, grow your settlement, and build your political power.
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