Assassin's Creed Valhalla screenshot of the bear you can have as a companion

[Update #2]: After two years of exclusivity, Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Valhalla has now landed onto Steam.

[Update]: Ubisoft has announced they're working on the next big Assassin's Creed game - Assassin's Creed Mirage.

If you're in the mood for a gigantic open world game that can absolutely devour your free time, you might be happy (or perhaps horrified) to hear that Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Valhalla has now been unleashed. In Valhalla you will spend most of your time smashing enemies around with numerous weapons, exploring the world in search of various collectibles, building up your settlement and getting to know your fellow vikings, and most importantly of all, engaging in the occasional bout of insult-fighting to help pass the time.

As for what exactly all of this nonsense looks like in actual moment-to-moment gameplay, that you can find out through one of the developer-guided previews. Have a gander, but do be warned, it's a fairly long video:

When it comes to its quality, it should come as very little surprise to hear that Assassin's Creed Valhalla is pretty darn good. It doesn't really shake up the Assassin's Creed formula or do anything truly revolutionary, but what it does offer is a highly polished romp through some beautiful locations. So as long as you don't go into it expecting something that will blow your mind, odds are you'll have a pretty good time with Valhalla.

Whatever your thoughts on the series may be, you can learn more about Assassin's Creed Valhalla over at the official website. Have fun!