AC Valhalla will allow us to romance regardless of gender.
As we wrote yesterday, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla will allow you to change the gender of the hero at any time. It turns out to be a broader mechanic with which another one is connected, namely – The romance threads in the game will not be limited by the hero’s gender (via IGN). This was confirmed by Youssef Maguid (Ubisoft writer), explaining that:
In the game we will meet many characters with whom we will be able to enter into an affair, as well as the option of flirting with them, regardless of gender.
We’ve already seen a choice-based romance in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, but there Alexios and Kassandra acted as two separate characters, which resulted in narrative difficulties at certain points in the plot. Eivor, on the other hand, is the same character, both as a woman and a man, so all romance paths are open to us.
The ability to change gender is due to improvements in the Animus – a machine that allows the protagonist to follow the history of his ancestors. Darby McDevitt – the main scriptwriter of AC Valhalla – spoke more about this mechanic in the upcoming Ubisoft game:
You can go to the Animus layer of our game. There is an option to change the memory stream. I cannot explain why, as I would then spoil a long-held secret, but I will say that the main reason why you can change Eivor’s gender without restriction is the often-overlooked nature of our franchise’s science fiction.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla will debut on PC, Google Stadia, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 17 this year. Later, the title will also appear on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
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