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Assassin's Creed: Valhalla gets character trailer called Eivor's Fate

Published: 17:16, 16 July 2020
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Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - Eivor

Ubisoft have rolled out the Assassin's Creed: Valhalla character trailer called Eivor's Fate, focusing on the protagonist's figurative and literal journey.

Eivor. Eivor never changes. Just kidding, of course. And besides, Fallout's iconic line would be factually incorrect in this case, as Eivor's journey is as much about the change of scenery as it is about the protagonist's internal transformative journey, regardless of the gender you choose.

"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", Ubisoft wrote. 

What starts as Eivor's fortune-telling session sets the stage for Assassin's Creed: Valhalla's storyline, where players get to write their own tales. 

Whether they choose the path of sweet-talking diplomats or bloodthirsty killing machines, the Eivor that stands at the end will bear little resemblance to the one that set out into the unknown. 

We meant that figuratively, but feel free to take it literally too - Assassin's Creed: Valhalla will offer a bunch of cosmetics, including clothing, warpaint, tattoos, hairstyles and so on.  

Moreover, each piece of equipment in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla is unique, which should make character customisation even more personal. 

Initially touted as the return to the franchise's roots, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla is more of a logical evolution of the AC formula. Gameplay demos drew many comparisons to The Witcher 3's aesthetic, which is more than fine in our book. 

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People are pretty quick to romanticise the past and we're no different, but in our quest to brush up on some iconic Assassin's Creed titles recently, we can safely say that we're far more interested in seeing it evolve further rather than rehash tired old formulas for nostalgia's sake. Because much like the gaming landscape - Eivor changes. 

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla by Ubisoft Montreal

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Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - Eivor

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