Ubisoft has officially unveiled Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with a debut trailer, following a teaser stream that unveiled the viking setting a day before. The official reveal has provided details on the new Assassin’s Creed’s protagonist, story, release platforms, and some pre-order details. It will be the first game in the series released on next-generation systems and looks to prove that Ubisoft’s flagship franchise can still innovate and surprise us in 2020.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is developed by Ubisoft Montreal, with support from Ubisoft Sofia, Ubisoft Singapore, Ubisoft Montpellier Ubisoft Barcelona, Ubisoft Kyiv, Ubisoft Bordeaux, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Chengdu, Ubisoft Philippines, Ubisoft Quebec, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Pune. Additional help was also provided by Sperasoft.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Screenshots, Trailer, And Story
The game casts players as Eivor, a “fierce Viking raider raised on tales of battle and glory.” Eivor, who can be customized as either a man or a woman, leads a group of Norsemen that have been driven from Norway by “endless wars and dwindling resources in the ninth century CE.”
Their journey sees them crossing the North Sea and traveling to England, where players must “carve out a new future for their clan, reliving the ruthless fighting style of Viking warriors with a revamped combat system that includes the ability to dual-wield weapons against a greater variety of enemies than ever before.”
“With little resources at their disposal, players can lead raids to any promising location they see from the waterfront using their longship to earn much-needed riches and resources,” Ubisoft explains in a press release. “As the Vikings begin to settle in their new home, they encounter resistance from the Saxons, including King Aelfred of Wessex, who denounces them as heathens and looks to be the sole ruler of a civilized England. Against all odds, Eivor must do what is necessary to keep Valhalla within reach.”
Creative director Ashraf Ismail added: “We can’t wait for players to experience the incredible Viking journey ahead of them. Being in Eivor’s boots as both a Viking raider and a clan leader, players will face the conflicts of establishing a new home in the midst of a power struggle for control of England.”
Watch the full Assassin’s Creed Valhalla reveal trailer for yourself.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Release Window And Platforms
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set to release in Holiday 2020 for Xbox Series X, PS5, Xbox One, PS4, Stadia, and on PC exclusively through The Epic Games Store. It will also be available as part of the UPlay+ subscription service. Multiple versions of the game will be available to purchase. You can find a list of them, along with what they include, below.
Assassin’s Creed Special Edition Pre-Orders
Additionally, the Gold, Ultimate and Collector’s editions of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla were announced along with Ubicollectibles products. Check out the list below or hit up our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla pre-order guide for more on each edition and their bonuses.
- Gold Edition: The Gold Edition will include the base game and the Season Pass.
- Ultimate Edition: The Ultimate Edition will include the base game, the Season Pass and the Ultimate Pack, giving players access to exclusive customization content: the Berserker Gear Pack, the Berserker Settlement Pack, and the Berserker Longship Pack, along with a Set of Runes to improve weapons or gear.
- Collector’s Edition: The Collector’s Edition will include the base game, the Season Pass, the Ultimate Pack, a high-end Ubicollectibles replica of Eivor and her longship (30 cm high), a Collector’s Case, a SteelBook with unique artwork, a numbered certificate of authenticity, a Viking Statuette of Eivor with his raven and Dane axe (5 cm high), exclusive lithographs as well as a selected soundtrack of the game. The Collector’s Edition is available exclusively from the Ubisoft Store.
- The stand-alone Ubicollectibles products will include the Eivor Wolf-Kissed Figurine and his Hidden Blade Replica.
For more on the game, read our in-depth interview with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s narrative director and check out the debut trailer breakdown by the developers themselves.
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Distributel Permanently Waives Data Overage Charges on all Internet Plans – Canada NewsWire
Company responds to the evolving needs of its customers
TORONTO, May 28, 2020 /CNW/ – Distributel Communications Limited is proud to announce that we have eliminated internet overage charges permanently on all current plans for our customers. In March, we communicated that we would temporarily waive these fees to support the large number of customers whose families are working and learning from home. Today’s decision reflects our customers’ changing needs and furthers our commitment to doing what’s right for Canadians.
“Our customers’ satisfaction is extremely important to us. They told us that they truly appreciated having data caps removed and that it made a real difference for them,” said Matt Stein, CEO of Distributel. “We thought about extending the program past the initial three months, but we quickly realized that customers’ needs have changed for the long term. The right thing to do was to eliminate these charges permanently. The internet has become such an essential part of our lives, that we want to make sure our customers can stay connected without ever worrying about additional charges.”
We listen to our customers and continue to respond to their evolving needs. This change is effective immediately across all capped plans, and no further customer action is required.
This is a time of change for everyone – our customers, our employees, and our partners. Our business continuity plans and practices have allowed us to continue supporting Canadians throughout this period. We are grateful for the tremendous efforts of our employees, customers, vendors and partners—all of whom continue to be there for one another.
“We’re all still adapting to this new world, and it’s clear that even as pandemic restrictions begin to lift, there are going to be long-term changes to how we work, learn and live,” said Stein. “Today more than ever, the internet enables many of the things we value most: keeping loved ones close, learning and developing, interacting with customers and colleagues, and recharging at the end of the day. We’re very proud that we can play such an important role in Canadians’ lives.”
Established in 1988, Distributel is a leading national, independent telecommunications provider offering a wide range of business and residential communications services. 100% Canadian-owned, with offices across the country and a national network, Distributel continues to forge new partnerships and bring innovative solutions to market directly and through a thriving wholesale division. ThinkTel, the Business Services Division of Distributel, is a provider of advanced voice and data services for the SMB and Enterprise markets throughout Canada. TV services provided through TotalTV Inc., an IPTV service provider that operates in Ontario and Quebec. As a top Microsoft Solutions Partner and a Cisco PMP, the Business Services division is focused on driving industry innovation. For more information, visit: www.distributel.ca.
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TikTok’s Play Store rating back up to 4+ stars after Google removed more than 8 million negative reviews – Android Police
TikTok was hit by a swarm of negative reviews in India following a dispute between local YouTube creators and TikTok influencers, which brought down the app’s Play Store rating to an average of only 1.2 stars. Since these reviews aren’t representative or related to the quality of the application itself, Google decided to remove the vast majority, bumping the social network back up to 4.4 stars.
In total, it looks like Google removed far more than eight million individual reviews to bring the app closer to the average 4.5-star rating it had before the backlash in India hit it in full force. In a statement to TechCrunch, Google justifies the move as a corrective action to limit spam abuse.
Above: When it all started: May 19 rating. Below: May 28 rating.
The dispute between YouTubers and TikTokers that kicked off the negative ratings is only the tip of the iceberg, as TechCrunch further reports. A lot of TikTok videos have surfaced that appear to promote violence, animal abuse, racism, child mistreatment, and sexual harassment, which certainly played into the backlash against the platform.
Distributel permanently waiving data overage charges on its internet plans – MobileSyrup
Distributel announced that it is permanently waiving data overage charges on all of its current internet plans for its customers.
The carrier started to waive overage fees in March due to a large number of its customers working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Distributel says that today’s decision reflects its customers’ changing needs.
“We listen to our customers and continue to respond to their evolving needs. This change is effective immediately across all capped plans, and no further customer action is required,” the company wrote in a press release.
Distributel notes that this is a time of change for everyone, including its customers, employees and partners. It says that its business continuity plans have allowed it to continue supporting its customers through the pandemic.
“Our customers’ satisfaction is extremely important to us. They told us that they truly appreciated having data caps removed and that it made a real difference for them,” said Matt Stein, CEO of Distributel, in the press release.
Stein says that the company thought about extending the program past the initial three months, but realized that customers’ needs have changed for the long-term.
This is a big move by the company, and one that will be appreciated by its customers. It will be interesting to see if other Canadian service providers will do the same.
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