Valhalla Attempts to Capture the Essence of the Dark Ages
During a recent interview, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla creative director Ashraf Ismail claimed that the upcoming installment in the franchise captures the essence of the Dark Ages. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will include rich storytelling in its side quests just like its predecessors and this is used to tell explain the world around Eivor. There are many mysteries and puzzles to solve in the Dark Age England that Ubisoft and fifteen studios came together to create. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is one of the few big titles unveiled for the Xbox Series X and PS5 but it will also be releasing on PS4, Xbox One, Stadia and PC later this year.
“We want to make sure that you really feel the essence of Dark Age England in all its really beautiful details,” said Ashraf Ismail. “Different parts of the country had different practices, different beliefs, different ways of living life. And we used those details. So we were meticulous about this, and we want people to discover that in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. A lot of this is optional content. But there’s a lot of deep storytelling that’s happening in all of this optional content. So, for sure, it’s there because we want people to see it.”
“There’s a lot of studios involved, but the goal was: it’s about uniqueness,” continued Ashraf Ismail. “It’s about respecting our players’ time and giving them mysteries and puzzles to sort of resolve. And here I’m speaking a bit conceptual, but there are bigger mysteries at play. There are bigger puzzles that need to be unraveled with really intriguing truths behind them.” We’re looking forward to seeing just how much content the Dark Ages of Valhalla have to offer and exploring the world as Eivor.
Will you be exploring the Dark Ages in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla? Let us know in the comments below!