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Assassin's Creed: Valhalla's Animus May Choose Eivor's Gender for Us

IGN has published a video about Assassin's Creed: Valhalla. It features the character's gender selection screen, in which we see the surprising presence of a third option. It turns out that Animus can choose for us.

Fans of Assassin's Creed have reason to be happy. The problem with choosing the canonical character has probably been solved. A video published by IGN shows an option that allows Animus to decide on the gender of the Viking for us.

Twitter users try to understand how this feature works. In the game, we will be able to play as either the male or female version of Eivor, or let the device take control and freely switch the warrior's gender. As you can see in the video, Animus will show us which version of the character has a stronger link to the memories at a given moment. The option enabling the system to decide was called canonical by Darby McDevitt, the writer responsible for Assassin's Creed: Black Flag.

Although we don't know any details yet, some fans already declare that they will not choose this option. In their Twitter comments, they mention, among other things, the solution from Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, where certain missions required is playing a particular Frye twin. More of the advantages of the Animus solution are seen by Reddit users, who indicate that Ubisoft has listened to AC: Odyssey players, who asked for a canonical game path.

How will this mode work out? What is this "strength of memories"? We will have to wait for the answers to these questions. The game will be released on November 10, on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Eivor will appear on PlayStation 5 on November 12.

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