Assassin’s Creed Valhalla just got a brand new trailer! Well maybe kind of a trailer. To be honest, I think Ubisoft got a bit lazy with this one, and you’ll see why.

Ubisoft getting lazy with "Valhalla".
Pretty much the gender swap in a nutshell.

When Ubisoft Gets Lazy

It’s been about about 3 and a half months since Ubisoft last gave us a trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. That’s a fair amount of time to wait for any look at a new game, especially a big budget one like this. So now that Ubisoft has finally released a new trailer for Valhalla, things must be looking up, right? Well, sort of.

Ah, just like old times. Wait, what do you mean that’s lazy?

As you can see here, the new trailer for Valhalla doesn’t do anything radical. In fact, it barely changes anything. The trailer is a near carbon copy of the original trailer Ubisoft released back in April 30. The only things that are different is that it features a female Eivor, and there’s a different soundtrack playing. That’s it. In fact, you can compare them side by side for yourself.

Once you’ve seen one Viking, you’ve seen ’em all.

Now, you could be generous and say that Ubisoft wants to remind us of the good old days of Valhalla. Or you could say that Ubisoft decided to be lazy with their animations and make a genderbent version of the original trailer without changing anything else about it whatsoever. Honestly, I feel like this is an iffy direction for Ubisoft to take. If they’re this lazy with Valhalla‘s trailers, it doesn’t bode well for the game itself. Especially since Ubisoft announced that you can swap your gender at will during gameplay without needing to start a new game.

Genderswap Fever

Now with magical instantly swappable genders. Some assembly required.

Don’t get me wrong. I’d love to play as a female Viking in Valhalla. But if the story remains identical, regardless of whether you’re playing as a man or a woman, what’s the point of even giving players the ability to play as different genders in the first place? Couldn’t Ubisoft just put in some effort and make a distinct story for each gender? It’ll do wonders for the replay value if players can experience a distinct story for whichever gender they choose to play as.

Or maybe I’m wrong and there really is a distinct story for both genders in Valhalla. We’ll just have to wait and see when the game finally releases.


Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has a new trailer that’s basically the old one, but with a genderbent main character and some different music. That’s not exactly something I’d be excited about after a little over 3 months without much in the way of news beyond unplanned leaks. Guess we’ll just have to wait for November 17 when the game finally launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC; and hope that it’ll be more interesting than the trailers.

Source: ComicBook