Clarín spoke exclusively with the Mexican José Araiza, producer of the video game. The conflict between Assassins and Templars reached the new generation of consoles.
The video game studio Ubisoft launched its new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the latest installment of his action saga, which this time places the player in the skin of a viking warrior, and that is already available for current and new generation consoles PlayStation 5 y Xbox Series X/S.
About, Clarion spoke exclusively with Jose Araiza, who is currently serving as a post-launch producer on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
The Mexican has a lush curriculum with the saga that narrates the historical conflict between the Order of assassins and the Templars, since he was involved in the development of the last five games: Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate y como productor en Assassin’s Creed Origins y Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, players step into the shoes of Eivor, a Viking warrior, which must survive in an open world set in the Dark Ages of England in the 9th century AD, in the middle of the reign of King Alfred (Alfred the Great).
“The concept that we know of Vikings, that cliche that they are gross fools or they fight over nothing, is simply a cartoon. We talk about the richness of their culture, the honor of being a Viking, his morality, and how mythology influenced his daily life. All this is embodied in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla “, says José Ariza,.
In line with that civilization and era, players will be able to enjoy a number of new features in the video game, as a savage combat system that matches the Viking style of fighting with two-handed weapons, looting, or the creation of settlements.
The political alliances They are also very important in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, so players must choose to achieve their goals, protect their clan and establish their home.
“There are people allied to King Alfred and factions that are not so fanatical. Part of the story is being clear with whom you ally and what benefits it can give you. And the most interesting thing is to see how it impacts on the player progression and your little settlement. The decisions not only have an impact on history, they will change the tone both in England and in your settlement, “says Ariza.
The new installment of the Assassin’s Creed video game saga arrives this Tuesday on all platforms, including current consoles PlayStation 4, Xbox One y Nintendo Switch, as well as its version for PC and subscription services. Supports cross-progress between all platforms and services thanks to Ubisoft Connect.
New consoles are also included Xbox One Series X y S, launched this Tuesday in 36 countries and which will be playstation 5 rival. In fact, this Tuesday afternoon the local division of the company will hold an event in which it promises news about the arrival of both consoles to Argentina.
On this point, José Ariza did not want to escape the comparisons: “We do not care what console you have, in any case we strive to give you the best version. If you are playing on a current generation console, you will not say ‘I have the ugly version’. Obviously, if you have the new technology -on console or PC- you will access other options of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla “
Like its predecessor installments (Assassin’s Creed Origins and Odyssey), the game will also feature a modo Discovery Tour, which will arrive at the delivery of the Vikings in 2021. This mode was brought to the consoles in classrooms in institutes and universities, as is the case of the Complutense University of Madrid.