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Assassin's Creed Red leaked gameplay footage improves on Valhalla's best feature

Assassin's Creed Red leaked gameplay footage improves on Valhalla's best feature

Assassin's Creed Codename Red is set to massively improve upon Valhalla's settlement system.

Assassin’s Creed Codename Red is set to launch later this year and it looks as if it’ll massively improve one of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s best features.

While last year’s Assassin’s Creed Mirage took the franchise back to its roots, Codename Red will mark a return to the RPG formula.

These RPG entries have always caused contention amongst fans, with certain instalments criticised for being too bloated.

Valhalla is perhaps one of the worst offenders for this. According to How Long To Beat, it could take you 145 hours to reach full completion of the game.

In contrast, last year’s stealth-based Mirage can be fully completed in closer to 30 hours.

That’s not to say that Codename Red will follow exactly in Valhalla’s footsteps but I think it's fair to say that we should expect a larger game than Mirage.

There is one feature that Codename Red will lift from Valhalla - and that’s the ability to build a settlement.

Take a look at the teaser trailer for Assassin’s Creed Codename Red below.

A report by Insider Gaming claims that the settlement system will be revisited in Codename Red, albeit in an expanded and overhauled way.

It goes on to detail that Insider Gaming has seen gameplay footage provided by an anonymous source that proves that Codename Red players will “be able to build their settlement in a big way” with the locale known as their Hideout.

At their Hideout, it’s believed players will be able to create an armoury, dojo, altar, and more.

Insider Gaming goes on to add that buildings will be customisable in almost every way, from where they are located to the roof design and interior layout.

Players will also be able to reportedly display their armour and weapons.

It’s assumed that Codename Red will follow the pattern of Mirage’s reveal, with an initial trailer dropped during this summer’s Ubisoft Forward ahead of an end of year release.

This is more of an educated guess than confirmation though. Likewise, it’s believed that Codename Red will see us assume the roles of two protagonists: a male samurai and a female shinobi.

The male samurai is possibly based on the real life figure of Yasuke.

As always, do take all leaks with a pinch of salt but it sure does look like Ubisoft is cooking up something quite special.

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft

Topics: Ubisoft, Assassins Creed, Assassins Creed Valhalla