Ubisoft have confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the latest entry in their critically-acclaimed Assassin’s Creed series, will now release a week earlier than expected on November 10th to coincide with the launch of the Xbox Series X. Given that the game is one of my most anticipated releases this year, I’m glad to see we’ll be able to experience it at full-power on the launch day of the console… it’s definitely going to be the first game that I’ll be playing.

You can check out the game in action in the trailer below:

Ubisoft also confirmed that Watch Dogs: Legion would be available at launch for the console too, giving Xbox Series X owners the chance to enjoy two open-world adventures that offer completely different experiences.

With both releases available for the launch of the new Xbox Series X | S, Ubisoft brings players an opportunity to enter the next generation gaming experience with two of its most iconic franchises. Leveraging the new consoles’ cutting-edge features and power, Ubisoft unleashes the depth of its open worlds in unprecedented ways and demonstrates its commitment to developing truly immersive games. 

“We are excited to announce that players will be able to discover Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sooner than expected! We cannot wait to see the world we’ve been creating over the past three years coming to life on all platforms, including on the next generation of consoles with the Xbox Series X | S on 10th November.” said Julien Laferrière, Producer on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

With the Xbox Series X | S, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will take full advantage of the enhanced graphics, giving players the opportunity to experience the open world of Norway and England down to the very last detail. On Xbox Series X, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will run at 60 FPS in full 4K resolution.

The near-future London of Watch Dogs: Legion will fully benefit from the Hardware Accelerated Raytracing of the new Xbox Series X | S: from Piccadilly Circus and its giant digital screens to Camden High Street’s neon lights and holograms, the power of real-time ray traced reflections brings a never seen before level of realism to an urban playground.

In addition, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion will both leverage the consoles power by offering higher resolution textures and improved shadow quality to players, along with clutter density on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Both games will be taking advantage of the Direct Storage, benefiting from faster loading times and a smoother world transversal experience. 

Finally, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion will leverage the Smart Delivery technology, allowing players to buy the game once and play it on either Xbox One or Xbox Series X | S on 10th November, 2020. Cross-save functionality between Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S will also be supported on both games so players can keep their progression from one platform to another.

With development led by Ubisoft Montreal, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla follows the epic saga of Eivor, a fierce Viking raider raised on tales of battle and glory. Offering a captivating Viking experience, the game brings players to a beautiful and mysterious open world set against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages. Players can take advantage of new features including raids, growing their settlements, and building their power in a quest to earn a place among the gods in Valhalla. The Gold, Ultimate, and Collector’s Editions of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla as well as the Ubicollectibles products are available for pre-orders. Fans who pre-order Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will receive The Way of the Berserker bonus mission at launch, in which players will join a legendary Norse Berserker on his quest for revenge.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is coming to the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on November 10th 2020 – it will also be coming to the PlayStation 5. Find out more on the official website through this link.