30 minutes of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay leaked online

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A whopping 30 minutes of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay leaked online, showing everything from history and the open world to combat and equipment menus.

While Ubisoft has attempted to delete images via YouTube’s copyright system, several mirrors have appeared everywhere. The most reliable mirror at the time of writing is these three Streamable links, courtesy of Deathlycz on Reddit.

In a practical way, the use of copyright also confirms that this is a real sequence of the game, which we plan to show during the Ubisoft Forward event on July 12.

There are two things to keep in mind. Firstly, there is a slim chance, but still present, that it is not a real sequence. Nothing is confirmed until Ubisoft itself confirms it. Second, if is real, these are sequences in development and absolutely everything that is shown is subject to change.

The sequence shows that Valhalla will follow the same formula as its immediate predecessors, The origins and Odyssey, introduced. It shows the new protagonist, Eivor the Viking, as they participate in large-scale battles both on land and at sea. Much of it looks very much like Odyssey, avoiding the stealth of previous games in exchange for a broader and more brawling approach to combat.

An interesting change is the new skill menu, which channels the main Skyrim the energy by having each skill make up constellations in a star chart. There seem to be three paths, Raven, Bear and Wolf paths all corresponding with different skills and in synergy with different “aligned equipment”. The Bear seems focused on brute force and the Wolf on stealth and archery, but the pictures show nothing about what the Raven entails.

I have to admit, since the series took off from 2019, I was hoping a little Valhalla would have been a bigger step forward for the series, like The origins. Instead, it looks like it will be more of an iteration on the new-Assassin’s Creed formula that we have seen in recent years. It’s not a bad thing, I loved both The origins and Odyssey, the immense and dense worlds that they provided, and the more mythological orientation of the writing that they introduced. Yes Valhalla can take that away from sunny Egypt and Greece and wet and muddy medieval Britain and Scandinavia, I’m ready for an additional ride on this specific flavor of Assassin’s Creed.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is expected to launch in December, and we can expect to learn more about it (although see much more than that) at the Ubisoft Forward online presentation on July 12.

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