Assassin’s Creed Valhalla story trailer introduces Eivor’s brother, assassin pals
The latest trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has dropped, and not only does it introduce protagonist Eivor’s brother, but it also shows how the Vikings get mixed up with the Hidden Ones—the group that would eventually become the Assassin Brotherhood.
The trailer opens up with Eivor’s brother, Sigurd, returning from a trip to Constantinople, where he just happens to meet some new friends that are all missing a finger and wearing white robes. Sigurd also gifts Eivor with a hidden blade, which we’re guessing is the one that the protagonist drove into the skull of a Saxon warrior in the game’s original trailer.
Sigurd, with the nodding approval of one of his Hidden One friends, tells his clan that they will be leaving Norway and traveling to England to stake their claim. Sigurd’s wife (who looks suspiciously like Kassandra from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, though apparently it’s just a coincidence) then lays out what they can expect when they enter the new kingdom.
Not only will they be running up against established leaders like King Aelfred of Wessex, but they will also be contending with the “warmongering sons of Rangar Lothbrok,” who have been in England for five years and are seeking revenge against those who have killed their father, according to an interview with narrative director Darby McDevitt.
From there, we can some pretty views of the English countryside, including the Stonehenge site, as well as some bloody shots of battle. The trailer wraps up with one of Sigurd’s Hidden Ones pals warning Eivor of an “unknowable threat” that has fallen like a shadow over England. We can guess that the Hidden One is referring to the Order of the Ancients, which will later evolve into the Templars. This seems to answer a few questions brought up in the previous trailer about how Eivor’s fate will tie into the larger scope of the Assassin’s Creed storyline.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is shaping up to be yet another iteration on the series’ main gameplay loop, with “World Events” replacing traditional side quests and X-ray assassinations coloring the overall experience in a gory red. It’s launching on November 10th for Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Google Stadia, with the PlayStation 5 version arriving two days later on November 12th.