Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will take the series into territory that fans have long been hoping for by putting them in the role of Vikings. The game’s reveal shared a lot of information about what to expect, with more to come later, but it did at least start to answer one of the biggest questions players will want answered: Who is the main character of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla?
According to Ubisoft, players will take on the role of a Viking named Eivor. After Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s decision to let players play as either a male or female character proved extremely popular, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will follow the same route, letting players choose whether Eivor is male or female.
Either way, Eivor will be both an accomplished raider and the leader of a Viking clan, which puts them in a position of authority that previous Assassin’s Creed characters haven’t had to deal with. Throughout the game, players will be tasked with guiding Eivor’s clan into England to carve out a new home for themselves.
Much of Eivor’s character will be determined by the player. Players will get the chance to customize their appearance, including their hairstyle, tattoos, war paint, and gear, though Ubisoft hasn’t said whether the gear system will be quite as extensive as it was in the heavily RPG-influenced Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Beyond cosmetic decisions, players will also help shape Eivor’s personality. Important decisions made in battle, alliances made and broken, and even simple dialogue choices will decide what kind of person Eivor is and help determine the course of events in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s world.
As of the game’s reveal, Ubisoft is focusing on the look of the male Eivor. The character’s male version can be seen throughout the world premiere trailer of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. However, players can get a glimpse of the female Eivor if they look close enough. Two of the images Ubisoft has shared contain “Female Eivor” in the file name, but neither gives a clear look at her. She can be seen looking over a settlement in one image and standing on the back of a boat in another.