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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s female hero revealed via collector’s edition statue

There was nothing to suggest it in yesterday’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla reveal trailer, but Ubisoft’s upcoming Norse epic will let you play as either male or female versions of lead character Eivor.

It’s a Mass Effect Commander Shepard situation – both male and female gender options are the same character with the same dialogue. But this detail was left to be explained elsewhere – such as in our deep dive into Valhalla’s setting, characters and addition of a Viking settlement.

This left our first look at the female Eivor to come from… a photo of a statue – a 30cm high resin figurine nestled in a collector’s edition version of the game. It’s a shame to see what should be an equally valid option for playing Valhalla revealed in this way, but there we go.

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