Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s debut trailer burns down England

Following its announcement at the end of a day-long announcement stream-slash-art-project, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla finally has a proper cinematic trailer full of beards, axes, and all that Viking good stuff. Down on their luck and out of options, our latest assassin is crossing the sea to live out the ninth-century Norwegian dream – pillaging the ever-lasting christ out of England.

Assassin’s Creed’s come a long way from skulking around in white hoodies via the beige-tinted personality of human spreadsheet Desmond Miles, I’ll tell you that. I’ve never seen a hidden blade look less subtle.

It’s been a hot minute since we last checked in with the assassins, with Ubi taking a year-long break after Assassin’s Creed Odyssey‘s Ancient Greek stabbin’ and smoochin’. Not only did we call Odyssey one of the best action games around, it also had extremely tall lasses and supernatural dives into mythology.

Revealed last night following a painstakingly long seven-hour stream cobbling together the game’s key art, Valhalla puts you in the fur-lined boots of Viking clan Eivor. Booted out of Norway, ol’ Eivor – who, yes, can be a burly bloke or buff lass – heads across the North Sea to set England ablaze.

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