Assassin’s Creed Valhalla footage has been leaked online days before Ubisoft’s upcoming showcase.
Fans are underwhelmed as footage of an Assassin’s Creed Valhalla boss fight leaks online days before Ubisoft’s upcoming showcase, Ubisoft Forward, July 12. The small clip features Eivor and a lady that can project ghosts at the protagonist.
Originally, the series just featured their own mythology and magic/sci-fi elements entwined with their twist on real history but with the last two entries, they have delved deeper into ancient mythology and brought it to the forefront of the story.
In Assassin’s Creed Origins we played as Ancient Egyptian Medjay, Bayek, as he fought Egyptian gods that were manifested by a glitch in the Animus. Then in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, they upped the ante when an animus glitched cause the gods and monsters of Ancient Greek mythology to walk amongst the citizens of Ancient Greece as Alexios or Kassandra (depending on who the player chose) faced off against them.
Originally shared on Reddit, the leaked footage shows us the protagonist of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Eivor (the female version) facing off against a villain named Cordelia, who appears to be Assassin’s Creed’s take on King Leir’s daughter from the famous play, King Lear, that was written in the Elizabethan era by an unknown author and later adapted by Shakespeare
As they battle we can see the combat system has pretty much been carried over from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. As the two exchange blows with swords and axes we see Cordelia summoning ghosts and lightning.
After the fight, we see the inventory system and the newly designed skill tree that is looking slightly more complex than the one we see in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. There are three base skill paths but much like Yggdrasil, the tree that connects the 9 realms in Norse mythology, there are many branches and routes you can take.
We also get a quick look at the map; we see Mercia and East Anglia (only a small proportion of which has been explored). The regions have suggested power levels and there are meters for wealth, mysteries and secrets that seem to be progress bars that will fill up as you discover treasure and hidden items.
This is the second leak to surface after the 30 minutes of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla footage that leaked the other weekend. Both leaks have been subjected to harsh criticism by fans of the franchise but it should be noted that it’s very likely these are early builds of the game.
We will no doubt get a much better look and accurate representation of the final game at Ubisoft Forward on July 12.