Last week I got to play Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and I enjoyed it quite a bit. You can read my full preview here.
One thing I noticed whilst playing though was how easy it was to switch which Eivor I was playing as. Hop into the options menu, change the character and there you go. At first I thought it might just be something that was unique to the demo that wouldn’t be in the final game, but was reassured that wasn’t the case.
Knowing this I tried to see what would happen if I swapped gender mid mission. The answer? Everything stayed the same, I was still Eivor.
The person I slept with earlier? They were more than happy to flirt with me some more. Conversation I just had? They remembered everything I said. It’s an interesting way for the story to play out and means you can play as the Eivor you like the most without the fear of missing out on something from the story.
I asked Ubisoft for clarification on the changing which Eivor you were playing as and was told “At launch, players will also be able to change the gender of Eivor at any time while playing the game. All gear, customisation decisions will be switched over to the gender-counterpart”.
This is great news for those that want to add some variety to their experience without having to worry about changing the every aspect of their character when they do. It will be interesting to see if there are reasons behind this decision or if it’s just a cool feature for the sake of a cool feature. I think it’s great that both versions of the character can do the same thing and it would be interesting to see more games embrace this.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will release November 17 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It will also launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X but the release date is yet to be confirmed.
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