Can you play as a female protagonist in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla?
Yes. You can. It’s cool, isn’t it?
You’d be forgiven for not realising, though. Almost all of the marketing for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla shows Eivor, the game’s protagonist, as a big beardy bloke Viking.
But you can also choose to play as female Eivor, as confirmed by Ubisoft and this photo of the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla collector’s edition:
Also, this screenshot includes the female version of protagonist Eivor, but it’s hard to tell because she’s hidden behind a massive shield and pauldron:
(The only reason we know that’s female Eivor is that the filename of the image we downloaded from the Ubisoft press pack is ‘ACV_screen_Announce_Iconic England_Female_Eivor’.)
And believe it or not, that’s also female Eivor in the header image at the top of its article, but it’s hard to tell unless you zoom in a bit:
(The PR shot filename is a clue here, too. This one’s called ‘ACV_screen_Announce_Drakkar_Female_Eivor’.)
You’d almost think that Ubisoft was playing down the female protagonist option in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, perhaps because of some bad elements in the audience?
How did we do?
We hope you found this article useful, or informative, or thought provoking, or maybe even a little entertaining. Perhaps it was a guide that helped you through a tricky bit, or we even saved you some money? Lovely stuff! If you'd like to say "thanks" you could always buy the team a cup of coffee.
Recommended for you
Latest from Thumbsticks
New PlayStation Store releases: December 6-10, 2021
Here's a quick roundup of this week's lineup of new PlayStation Store releases for the PS4 and PS5.
New Nintendo Switch releases: December 6-10, 2021
Loop Hero and Life is Strange: True Colors headline this week's lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases.
New Xbox releases: December 6-10, 2021
Upcoming Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One releases include Halo Infinite and Rune Factory 4 Special.
Three great games are free to play on Xbox this weekend.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold members can play three new games for free until Sunday.
Here are the Xbox Games with Gold for December
In case you missed it, here are the four games available through Xbox Games with Gold in December 2021.
Pac-Man – Birth of an Icon review
Pac-Man - Birth of an Icon details the meteoric rise of Namco's groundbreaking arcade game in glorious, vivid detail.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Nintendo Switch release date confirmed
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, the critically acclaimed strategy adventure game from Vanillaware, will be released for Nintendo Switch in April...
Icarus from DayZ creator Dean Hall is out this week
Icarus is the latest title from Dean Hall's post-DayZ studio. Will it fly too close to the sun like DayZ...