Assassin's Creed: Valhalla lets players seamlessly switch from male to female version of Eivor, and vice versa, and according to the Animus - both are canon.
For starters, switching from male to female Eivor is as simple as a few clicks/ button presses, and the DNA Stream Selection makes you look like a more feminine, but equally as scary. The process works vice-versa, of course.
According to Access the Animus, who provide in-depth articles, analyses and news about the Assassin's Creed Universe, DNA Stream Selection is the key piece of the puzzle that makes it canon.
"This was described by Narrative Director Darby McDevitt as a new feature that ensures both male and female versions of Eivor are considered canon. The feature is backed up by new lore that upgrades the abilities of the Animus", they wrote.
Of course, other than the cosmetic change, nothing changes for Assassin's Creed: Valhalla players. Eivor will crack many a head in his personal path of transformation from a hopeful chieftain to glorious leader in the new world.
"As Eivor, embark on a quest for glory, power and prosperity. Your journey will take you far from your home - and it could cost you everything", says the latest Assassin's Creed: Valhalla trailer.
Eivor's Fate, as the trailer is called, starts off as a prophecy that lends additional weight to Eivor's quest, and Assassin's Creed: Valhalla players are likely to appreciate it.
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla is slated for launch on November 17, 2020, and it will launch for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Stadia, with PS5 and Xbox Series X versions landing whenever Sony and Microsoft launch the consoles.