Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Narrative Director, Darby McDevitt, said in an interview with GameSpot that he is approaching Eivor in the same way as he approached Edward. Just like Edward, Eivor has a clear motivation, a clear set of relationships, needs, desires, and ambitions. The problems that overwhelm them are deeply rooted in history and real life.
Eivor’s place in the conflict between the Assassins and Templars is akin to Edward’s. In the beginning, it’s an outsider looking in, and Eivor is introduced to the conflict and the characters who are a part of this conflict, and they’re drawn into it in a way because their goals are aligned frequently.
Edward’s perspective on this whole thing was that he was a pirate at first, in the same way, in this game, you begin as a Viking. However, Edward’s immediate concept was to take advantage of this conflict to get rich, whereas Eivor is very different and will have some effect on these groups. But both start from that third perspective to look at these two groups.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will release worldwide Holiday 2020 on Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and for Windows PC. Watch our video below for more details about the game.