Ubisoft has now revealed Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

By Heidi Nicholas,
Update: After a livestream of around eight hours, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla has now been officially revealed. A world premiere of the game will take place tomorrow, April 30th, at 8am PDT / 5pm CEST. We'll be sure to bring you all the news from that.

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

Update: The image has been gradually updated during the day, and what looks like Viking longships on the left of the image bode well for those hoping for a Norse-themed Assassin's Creed game. The castle which had been built up earlier today now looks to be in smoking ruins, with a battle underway on the plain before it. These two images put together could bolster the Viking-theme still further, suggesting sea combat and invasion as major themes of the game. Again, this is not yet confirmed; the stream's been going on for over six hours and looks to be still far from done. The appearance of the castle, armour, and fighters themselves have fans guessing at a medieval setting instead, or Scotland as a setting. We'll keep you posted as the stream continues.

Original story: Rumours of the next Assassin's Creed game have been floating around for some time, with the general consensus being a Viking/Nordic setting. The Assassin's Creed series has covered pretty much every time and place, from the Third Crusade in Assassin's Creed to Ancient Greece in the latest instalment, Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Now, Ubisoft is live streaming a teaser for the setting of the next game, and it looks sort of promising (so far) for a Viking theme.

A piece of art from Boss Logic is slowly being revealed, which looks as though it'll promote the new game's cover. At the moment, it shows a greyed-out figure standing in front of a divided landscape, with green hills, a glowing sunset, and a massive castle on one side, and a dark icy sea on the other. So far, it's hard to glean too much about the possible time or place, but the icy seas look promising for some Viking ships.

The last Assassin's Creed game, Odyssey, was set across an expansive map of Ancient Greece. The rumours for the next instalment included various titles such as Assassin's Creed Kingdom and Assassin's Creed Ragnarok, but there's been no official confirmation on a setting as yet. Vikings, Norse warriors from Scandinavia, could place the setting anywhere between the 8th to 11th centuries. Assassin's Creed Odyssey heavily incorporated Greek mythology, and so another popular theory is that the next Assassin's Creed title could do the same with the Norse gods.

There's no confirmation yet, and this next game could turn out to be something entirely unexpected. It seems we'll have to wait and see the outcome of this reveal. We'll keep you posted as it continues.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!