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'Assassin's Creed Valhalla' Is Being Co-Developed By 14 Studios

'Assassin's Creed Valhalla' Is Being Co-Developed By 14 Studios

Last night Ubisoft finally announced Assassin's Creed Valhalla, confirming our long-held suspicion that the new entry would be a viking-focused adventure set in England. The reveal came at the end of an extra-long livestream hosted by Ubisoft and artist BossLogic, culminating in a gorgeous piece of art that left little doubt as to the setting of the upcoming game.

The art, which you can see for yourself below, features a gruff-looking viking warrior clutching an axe adorned with the crest of the Assassin. To one side of him we see a stormy sea being navigated by a viking ship. The other side shows a fearsome battle taking place on a rocky field in England, with a ruined castle sat atop a nearby hill.

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Assassin's Creed / Credit: BossLogic/Ubisoft
Assassin's Creed / Credit: BossLogic/Ubisoft

I won't lie to you, I'm pretty damn excited. I've always had a soft spot for Norse mythology, and Ubisoft know to to craft a stunningly detailed open world. The idea of sailing around an ancient incarnation of my home country is hugely appealing, especially since I can almost guarantee I won't bump into a single Starbucks.

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Previous rumours which correctly hit the nail on the head with the whole viking setting claimed that Assassin's Creed Valhalla would also be Ubisoft's biggest open world to date. Quite a feat when you can consider the size of a game like Odyssey. It's worth noting that the official reveal has already debunked some of this leak's claims (the game isn't called 'Ragnarok', for a start), but a recent reveal from developer Ubisoft Montréal itself strongly suggests that the massive open world is very much on the money.

Ubisoft Montréal, which is leading development on Valhalla, announced it's worked with 14 other studios on the game so far. According to GI.Biz, ten studios helped out with Assassin's Creed Odyssey. As mentioned previously, Odyssey isn't exactly a small game - so those extra four studios can surely only mean Valhalla will be even bigger.

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We'll be getting a better look at Assassin's Creed Valhalla via the game's first trailer at 4pm today, UK time. Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages around then (or watch it here!). If it's anything like BossLogic's incredible art reveal, I'm expecting big things.

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft

Topics: Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft, gamingbible

Ewan Moore

Journalist at GAMINGbible who still quite hasn’t gotten out of my mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), I went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis.