Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Assault Castles, Repair Broken Kingdoms, and Recruit a Cat Raider on November 17
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla launches on November 17, and we’ve finally gotten our hands on an extended demo set in the game’s vast, war-torn region of East Anglia. While the few hours we spent with the game represented a small slice of what’s to come, we were able to raid multiple locations, solidify a new alliances from those raids, assault a fortified castle to free a captive ealdorman, attend a Viking wedding, and even recruit a cat raider to our longship. To watch all this action play out, check out our 30-minute walkthrough with Level Design Director Philippe Bergeron below, or read on to hear about our experience. You’ll be able to discover all that ninth-century England has in store when Assassin’s Creed Valhalla releases on Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Stadia.
Raiding Our demo began as Eivor and her ally Finnr ride into the town of Theotford on horseback. Eivor is looking to avenge her ally by taking down Rued; the only problem is, he and his clan are holed up in the fortified Burgh Castle, and if Eivor and Finnr are going to have any chance of reaching Rued, they’ll need allies.
We’re told that he has more pressing issues on hand, as the nearby village of King’s Bury has fallen to Rued’s men and needs to be recaptured. Eivor, ever the problem-solver, offers up a deal: If she and her raiders reclaim King’s Bury for the Reeve, he’ll help bolster our army.
Now that we’ve secured King’s Bury and gained allies, it’s time to prepare for our assault on Burgh Castle and get our revenge on Rued. The assault begins with Eivor and allies storming the castle at night by longship.
Once through the gap, our goal was to quickly slice through any opposition for our allies, who wheeled in a battering ram.
Exploring East Anglia
As soon as we arrive, we notice a cat with a speech bubble above its head. You better believe that if we have the option to talk to a cat, we’re gonna talk to a cat. As we approach it, it runs off, and we meet a young child chasing after it. We offer our support in catching the cat, and after a chasing it down and speaking to the young child, we learn that the cat has lost its previous owner, and is looking for a new one. It seems she’s comfortable around us, and we’re able to recruit her onto our longship, where she’ll sail with us anywhere we go.
Now that we’ve built a cairn, broken into a house, defeated a mystical warrior, recruited a cat, and gotten pickpocketed by two kids, we could use a drink, so it’s time to meet back up with Oswald at his wedding. Rued has broken free and returned to get his revenge. He challenges Oswald himself to a fight to the death, a challenge that Oswald accepts.
Jul 12, 2020 at 22:33