A new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla story trailer has arrived bringing with it a deep dive into the legacy that is Eivor. Additionally, Ubisoft also revealed a new podcast documentary series called Echoes of Valhalla that talks more about the historical inspiration behind the latest tale.
We’ve seen quite a bit of Eivor previously, but the latest video goes deeper into who they are in terms of their impact and relation to their identity as a Viking and what happens when duty interferes with family.
After Eivor’s clan was driven out of Norway because of war and a dimming allocation of resources, it’s up to Eivor to carve out a new future for their clan and place in the kingdoms of England.
Throughout Valhalla, players will transform into Eivor as they encounter notable and powerful names in history, including the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok. There are also a few mysteries to uncover as well, including a looming threat that is intricately tied to England and its destiny.
According to the video’s official description:
“Driven from Norway by endless wars and dwindling resources in ninth century AD, players will lead Eivor’s clan of Norsemen across the icy North Sea to the rich lands of England’s broken kingdoms. Players must carve out a new future for their clan, reliving the ruthless fighting style of Viking warriors with a revamped combat system that includes the ability to dual-wield weapons against a greater variety of enemies than ever before. To secure resources, players can lead raids to select locations using their longship to earn much-needed riches and supplies. As the Vikings begin to settle in their new home, they encounter resistance from the Saxons, including King Aelfred of Wessex, who denounces them as heathens and looks to be the sole ruler of a civilized England. Against all odds, Eivor must do what is necessary to keep Valhalla within reach.”
For the debut of the Echoes of Valhalla podcast, you can check out what the devs have to say about the upcoming game right here through Spotify.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla makes its grand debut on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One on November 10.