The narrative director for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has revealed that the upcoming Viking-’em-up will include 25 enemy archetypes.
Ubisoft Talks Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Enemy Archetypes
Speaking with Gaming Bolt, Darby McDevitt went into detail about the game’s combat and how each enemy type features unique strengths, weaknesses and fighting styles. The team’s goal overall was to ‘reflect the grittiness of the Viking experience.’
For the combat system of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, we wanted to reflect the grittiness of the Viking experience, and we paid special attention to the feeling of impact during visceral combat. The Vikings could be brutal, but were also versatile fighters, and this is reflected in the great variety of weapons, dual-wielding, and playstyles available to the player.
Eivor will have to face a great variety of enemies. Not only does Assassin’s Creed Valhalla feature 25 different enemy archetypes, we also implemented a defense system, so players can take advantage of enemies’ weak points to open them up to brutal finishers.
Each enemy archetype has a unique way of challenging the player. For example, some will have the ability to coordinate with each other for special attacks, while others will use objects in their surroundings to their advantage. Some enemies might even adapt to what players are doing during the fight, and find ways to defend themselves.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is scheduled for release on November 17 on PS4, PC and Xbox One. The game is also coming to the PS5 and Xbox Series X in time for launch, and users will be able to freely upgrade to the next-generation version.
[Source – Gaming Bolt]