Upcoming open worlder Assassin's Creed Valhalla is keen to show Vikings as settlers as well as invaders. Main character Eivor and his or her ilk arrive in England looking to make a new home for themselves, and this is where the game's all-new settlement system comes into play.
Explained in-depth over on Eurogamer, the system sounds like a really cool addition. The gist of it is that as you adventure across the land, raiding enemy strongholds and allying yourself with local lords, you'll assemble a catalogue of resources. These resources can then be spent on your settlement, where you can construct buildings and establish trade.
Apparently, there's a whole lot of stuff to unlock and eventually upgrade. Stables let you buy and train horses, while tattoo parlours open up a wealth of inky customisation options. What's more, characters that you meet across the game may come back to the settlement to, er, settle. Some can even be romanced, and Eivor will be able to ask them out on dates. Lovely.
Last but not least, an assassin (remember those?) called Hytham will establish the Hidden Ones bureau in your settlement. Here you can you pick up assassination targets who belong to the Order of the Ancients. It sounds similar to the web of cult assassinations that you could carry out in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
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