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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Map Will Be Biggest Of The Franchise, Producer Confirms

by : Lucy Connolly on : 18 May 2020 16:53
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Map Will Be Biggest Of The Franchise, Producer ConfirmsAssassin's Creed Valhalla Map Will Be Biggest Of The Franchise, Producer ConfirmsUbisoft

Ever since we were graced with the trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla last month, gamers everywhere have been eagerly anticipating more details about the release.

And while we still haven’t uncovered everything there is to know about the upcoming game, we have learnt the following: it’s bringing back the iconic ‘instant kill’ hidden blade; it will let you create your own custom Viking warriors; and it will feature a Beowulf mission.

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One thing that hasn’t yet been revealed to us though – until now – is the size of the world compared to Odyssey and Origins, although based off everything we’d heard so far it seemed as though this instalment in the franchise might be the largest yet.

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Now, that’s pretty much been confirmed. Not in terms of the length of the game, as Ubisoft already revealed ‘it won’t be the longest or biggest game in the series’, but it will be in terms of the map size at least.

That’s because Ubisoft producer Julien Laferrière confirmed in a new interview with YouTuber Julien Chièze that Valhalla will feature a map bigger than anything we’ve seen in an Assassin’s Creed game before.

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After Chièze asked whether the size of the world would be ‘similar’, ‘bigger’, or ‘comparable’ to the previous two games in the franchise, the producer said (translated via Reddit): ‘I would actually say in terms of range [Valhalla] is probably a bit larger than Assassins Creed Odyssey.’

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He continued:

I do not have the exact figures at this stage, but we have not only created the whole country, which is in this case England, but also to a good part of Norway too.

There are other secret worlds, which I can not speak about today, which contributed to the size of the game. It’s not a small game, it is a game which is clearly ambitious, which will offer many many hours of gameplay for the players.

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We already knew that Valhalla would let us explore English cities such as London and York, but these new comments by Laferrière suggest the upcoming game will be more of an adventure than we first thought.

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Set against a backdrop of England’s Dark Ages, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla hopes to take us back in time to a place where Vikings ruled the roost.

The game’s official synopsis reads: ‘Become Eivor, a mighty Viking raider and lead your clan from the harsh shores of Norway to a new home amid the lush farmlands of ninth-century England.’

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As Eivor, players will be able to lead ‘epic’ raids, fight ‘fierce, relentless foes’ by ‘unleash[ing] the ruthless fighting style of a Viking warrior’, and write their own Viking saga using the advanced RPG mechanics of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

It’s going to be epic.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will arrive on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X, PC and Google Stadia ‘Holiday 2020’. No official release date has been given.

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Lucy Connolly

A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).

Topics: Gaming, Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft

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  1. Julien Chièze/YouTube

    Assassin's Creed Valhalla : Next Gen, exploration, gameplay | Infos exclusives

  2. u/vesat/Reddit

    Perhaps old news for some, but according to Julien Laferrière, the map of Valhalla is "probably a bit bigger" than Odyssey