Assassin's Creed Valhalla Releases Version Of Reveal Trailer With Female Eivor

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was first revealed back in April with a cinematic trailer, which showcased the male version of protagonist Eivor as he warred against the British. Now, a new version of that same trailer has been released, featuring the female form of Eivor, so fans of that design can see and hear her in action.

The trailer is otherwise identical, beat for beat, in terms of action and dialog. Only the character and the background music have changed. You can watch it below.

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This new trailer is called the “Official Soundtrack Cinematic Trailer,” and when Ubisoft announced it on Twitter they highlighted the fact that it features a remix of the main theme instead of the presence of female Eivor.

A rumor sprang up recently that Eivor was originally conceived as female-only, but that internal pressure changed that. The game’s narrative director, Derby McDevitt, has refuted these claims. Interestingly, Valhalla will let you switch Eivor’s gender at any point in the game.

This all comes in the wake of multiple accusations against Ubisoft staff of creating and fostering a hostile work environment. Valhalla’s creative director Ashraf Ismail stepped down from Ubisoft following multiple accusations of infidelity, and he’s one of many. Here’s some further reading on the recent firings and policy updates at Ubisoft:

  • Ubisoft Will Tie Team Leaders’ Bonuses To Creating “Positive” Work Environments
  • What Did Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot Know About Allegations? Here’s His Unsatisfying Answer
  • Ubisoft Faces Lawsuit From French Union Amid Allegations Of Harassment And Abuse
  • Ubisoft Exec Tommy Francois Was Actually Fired – Report

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla releases on November 17 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia. PS5 and Xbox Series X versions are coming too, although we don’t know when, since system release dates have not been set. Check our out pre-order guide for all the special editions coming.

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