Ubisoft Reveals Setting of Next 'Assassin's Creed' Game in Live-Stream Teaser

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The stream featured the work of Australian artist BossLogic, including images of a ship weathering stormy seas and Vikings engaged in battle beneath a red sky.

French publisher Ubisoft on Wednesday revealed the setting and title of its next Assassin's Creed game via a live-stream teaser featuring work from Australian graphic artist Kode Abdo, known as BossLogic. 

The setting was revealed to be the Viking age, while the title of the new game is Assassin's Creed Valhalla

In the teaser, a view of BossLogic's computer screen was displayed with different designs appearing — from a ship weathering stormy seas to vikings engaged in battle beneath a red sky — along with the tool panel and an active cursor that showed the work he performed on the images.

BossLogic, who played all of the previous Assassin's Creed games, said in a statement from Ubisoft that he was inspired by the history of the games themselves. "The franchise has always been about the connectivity and duality of the past and present, heritage and identity," he said. "This also played into the two main functions historically, Vikings and Saxons, but also thematically in the color, lighting and mood. The duality of morality."

For the Viking hero Eivor, BossLogic aimed to convey "a feeling and sense of burden." The artist explains that he wanted the viewer to "feel that sense of heft" and understand the immense responsibility — of being a warrior, hero and assassin — that characters in the franchise carry.

The livestream aired on streaming platforms Twitch and Mixer, as well as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. An official trailer for the game premiered April 30 and can be viewed here.

 View the live-stream art reveal, below.

April 30, 9:10 a.m.: Updated with a link to the official trailer.