Unlike Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, you won’t be tied to a specific gender when you play Viking open worlder Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Instead, you’ll have the opportunity to toggle between male and female incarnations of protagonist Eivor on the fly. It’s all a bit weird, but it’s justified by the franchise’s pseudo-sci-fi backdrop, and demonstrated in the very brief gameplay clip embedded below:

There’s been lots of talk about Assassin’s Creed in the aftermath of Ubisoft’s workplace scandal. Recently it emerged that Kassandra was supposed to be the lead in Odyssey, until Chief Creative Officer Serge Hascoët claimed “women don’t sell”. The publisher ultimately added Alexios as an alternative option. The aforementioned executive has since resigned amid misconduct allegations.

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