Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is going to be introducing a new aspect to the series’ gameplay: Diplomacy.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s creative director Ashraf Ismail revealed new details about the game in a recent interview with Kotaku. When talking about the missions that await the players, Ismail mentioned they will not necessarily always be violent.
He stated the new game in the series will be “very different” in structure in comparison with the rest. In fact, Valhalla is going to introduce in-game settlements, to which diplomacy and making alliances will be key.
“When you set out into the world, to go after whatever that is, you get embroiled into politics,” he said. “You get caught up into a journey. We give options within that. So sometimes, yes, it means that you can, let’s say, negotiate to resolve something.”
Nevertheless, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will of course be at least as bloody as expected.
“I will say: this is an Assassin’s Creed game. It is a Viking fantasy. It has got a lot of battles, and there are a lot of enemies where there’s just no negotiating.” – Ashraf Ismail
As of now, there is no official release date for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. However, the game (probably accidentally) appeared on Amazon Italy for a brief moment last week with the release date listed as October 15. So, just maybe, we could be getting the game around that time.
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