ASSASSIN'S CREED VALHALLA Features SNIPER ELITE–Like Kill Cam, Game Director Benoit Richer Says
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Assassin's Creed Valhalla promises a thrilling evolution of the franchise's well-known formula, introducing plenty of completely new gameplay mechanics inspired by some of the most popular productions out there.
The latest character trailer for the upcoming Ubisoft Montreal–created sandbox provided our first look at one of these new features — a full-blown kill cam that will make the whole experience much more personal.
According to Assassin's Creed Valhalla Game Director Benoit Richer, players will be able to activate Sniper Elite-style on melee kills during gameplay, with the virtual camera closely following the Hidden Blade's path and showing body parts and bones being shattered by every self-respecting Assassin's weapon of choice.
Considering that the most recent Mortal Kombat video games offer very similar finishing moves, it will be interesting to see how the open-world title will differentiate from the fighting series' over-the-top fatalities.
With Assassin's Creed Valhalla launching in November — two days before the long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 — the publisher will definitely share new details about the game's unique features in the near future.
1. We're looking forward to reveal more soon :)— Benoit Richer (@BenoitRicher) July 15, 2020
2. It happens during gameplay / player triggered
Become a legendary Viking warrior raised on tales of battle and glory. Raid your enemies, grow your settlement, and build your political power in the quest to earn a place among the gods in Valhalla. Advanced RPG mechanics allow you to shape the growth of your character and influence the world around you. With every choice you make, from political alliances and combat strategy to dialogue and gear progression, you will carve your own path to glory.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and PC (via Uplay and the EGS) on November 17, 2020; will arrive on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at a later date.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bartosz Sobczak - Owner, Editor-in-Chief
Lawyer by day, video game reporter by night. Long-time fan of the Mass Effect, Age of Empires, Prince of Persia, BioShock — especially the second one — and Splinter Cell series (who still believes that the best is yet to come). Tries his hardest to shine a new light on the Polish game-development scene. Gameplay Mechanix is his biggest passion project to date. Often listens to old episodes of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson while writing. Privately a cat person.
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