Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Will Launch Alongside Xbox Series X on Nov. 10

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Next-gen console news is rapidly churning out thanks to a recent leak regarding the Xbox Series S. Microsoft has now confirmed the launch date for both the Xbox Series S and Series X: November 10.

At the same time, Ubisoft has revealed that the highly anticipated next chapter in the long-running Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, will also launch on November 10, making it a lunch game for the next generation of Xbox consoles.

“We are excited to announce that players will be able to discover Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sooner than expected,” said Julien Laferrière, Producer, Ubisoft Montreal. “We cannot wait to see the world we’ve been creating over the past three years coming to life on all platforms, including on the next generation of consoles with the Xbox Series X and S on November 10th.”

Watch Dogs: Legion, which is releasing October 29, will also be available as a next-gen title on November 10. Both games will enjoy higher resolution textures, improve shadow quality, and faster load times on next-gen consoles.

Both games also support Smart Delivery, meaning players can purchase one game that’s compatible with both current and next-gen consoles of the same company. Cross saves will also be supported, so you can keep your progression when upgrading to the next gen console.

Ubisoft has cryptically confirmed that both titles will also be launch titles for the PlayStation 5 “upon the launch of the console.” Sony has yet to announce prices or release date for their next console, but expect that to change soon.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion will release on November 10. They’re rated M for Mature.

Next Assassin’s Creed Being Revealed During an Art Livestream Today [Update]

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[Update]: Artist BossLogic has completed the banner, and Ubisoft has confirmed the next Assassin’s Creed game is Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. The world premiere trailer will drop tomorrow, April 30 at 8 am Pacific/11 am Eastern.

[Original Story]: This may be a first. Ubisoft is announcing the next Assassin’s Creed game by livestreaming the artist, who is currently creating the official logo via Photoshop.

Astonishingly, the stream has been going on all day today, beginning at 5 am Pacific/8 am Eastern by renowned artist BossLogic. BossLogic has been creating everything in real time, drawing in details of the two scenes. A figure in the foreground started as a black silhouette, and now appears to be an armored viking-like warrior. One scene shows longships full of warriors, the other a medical battle with castle ruins in the background.

No official announcement or reveal has yet been made. The web domain name was recently registered. All these clues point to a Viking-themed entry in the series.

This would follow the recent series of Assassin’s Creed games that have greatly expanded the gameplay and delved deep into the historical past, starting with Origins (Ancient Egypt) in 2017 and Odyssey (Ancient Greece) in 2018. We didn’t get a new AC game last year (other than Odyssey’s DLC), so we’re due for another main entry, most likely this Holiday season.