In what appears to be an attempt to immediately dismiss the usual annoying controversies, Ubisoft immediately dealt with his decision to allow players to choose between male and female versions of the protagonist in the next Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

“Archaeological sources are hotly debated on that specific issue,” he said Thierry Noël, historian and consultant to Ubisoft’s editorial research unit, in an official Q&A. “But I think what’s really important is that it was part of their world view. The myths of Norse society are full of female and warrior characters. It was part of their idea of ​​the world, that women and men were equally formidable in battle,” and that’s something that will be reflected in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. “

Assassin’s Creed has been dominated by male leads since the series debut in 2007, with rare exceptions in games like Liberation and Syndicate. Ubisoft then changed direction with 2018’s Odyssey, giving players the option to play with one of the two brothers (Alexios and Kassandra).

Ubisoft’s decision to include two male and female characters in Odyssey and now Valhalla should actually be a win for everyone, especially as it gives a whole new group of players the chance to enjoy the adventure in their own way. But considering the reaction of a small part of the community in the past, it is not surprising that Ubisoft wanted to clarify this point right away.

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In related news, we learned that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay will be unveiled next week at the Inside Xbox event.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is expected on PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia.

Source: Kotaku.