Assassin's Creed Valhalla marks the series' first visit to the 9th century, its map being confirmed to feature both England and Norway, the latter being the home that protagonist Eivor leaves behind in search of richer pastures.
The prospect of bouncing between two countries raises the question of world size and which locations players will be able to visit during their time in Assassin's Creed Valhalla.
"It is Norway and the Dark Ages of England – specifically the ninth century. In terms of England, it is quite a large map. We focus on four major kingdoms of England during this time period: Wessex, Northumbria, East Anglia, and Mercia." Creative Director Ashraf Ismail told Game Informer.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Map, World Size and Locations
"It’s a large part of England, and within that you have three major cities: London, Winchester, and Jórvík (now called York in modern days, but Jórvík back then). And then we have a ton of towns, and of course, we have Norway as well." he continued.
The details we have so far on Assassin Creed Valhalla's world size suggest that there'll be plenty of places to visit, including Stonehenge.
In an interview with YouTuber Julien Chièze, as translated by Reddit, Lead Producer Julien Laferrière said the following when asked about Valhalla's map size:
"I would actually say in terms of range it is probably a bit larger than Assassins [sic] Creed Odyssey. I do not have the exact figures at this stage, but we have not only created the whole country, which is in this case England, but also to a good part of Norway too.
"There are other secret worlds, which I can not speak about today, which contributed to the size of the game. It's not a small game, it is a game which is clearly ambitious, which will offer many many hours of gameplay for the players.", he continued.
During Ubisoft Forward, Burgh Castle was shown as an in-game location where a boss fight takes place. A map of England with a couple of regions (pictured above, on the right) was also briefly shown which, alongside those discovered in later updates, reveal the following explorable locations:
- Medeshamstede Abbey
- Haervik Shipyard
- Raculf Monastery
- Forest of Denu
- Maneis Outpost
- Leah Villa
The majority of the locations listed above are part of AC Valhalla's Norway and England maps. The mythical realms of Asgard and Jotunheim both represent smaller regions that players can visit.
Lastly, AC Valhalla also sends you to Vinland in one of its story arcs. There's quite a bit of ground to cover between the five big Assassin's Creed Valhalla maps.
If you want to see everything that the game has to offer, it's best to put aside at least 60 hours.
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