Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is due to land later this year and we’ve already learned quite a bit about what we can expect from the next addition to the franchise, especially when it comes to the loot system.
According to the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine [via GamesRadar], Valhalla will be abandoning the randomised loot system that was used in both Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
In an interview with the publication, the game’s narrative director Darby McDevitt said the following: “Every piece of gear is unique in the game and [can be] upgraded extensively so that when you find a piece of gear, you’re excited and you celebrate it, and that can stay with you for quite a long time.”
He went on to add: “It can be viable for quite a long time. So it’s quite a different approach than the previous games took.”
Speaking of changes between the new AC and its predecessors, there’s good news on the horizon for those AC gamers who’ve sorely missed the Hidden Blade. It’s been confirmed to be making a comeback in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
The news comes from the game’s director, Ashraf Ismail, who confirmed in an interview with Kotaku that the legendary weapon will be returning to players once again.
According to Ismail, the game’s new hero (or heroine, that’s an option again!) Eivor will have access to the Hidden Blade pretty early into Valhalla.
“We continue with the idea that Eivor is not a trained assassin,” Ismail told the publication.
“Eivor is a Viking who receives this badass weapon and has to learn very quickly. Early in the experience, Eivor will learn a technique that, with the right timing … can one-shot-kill virtually anybody.”
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set to launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC, sometime during Holiday 2020.
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