PS5's Assassin's Creed Valhalla takes the cover of Official PlayStation Magazine's latest issue - order now!

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The third part of  Ubisoft's unofficial new Assassin's Creed trilogy is almost here, and it's coming to PS5 as well as PS4. Assassin's Creed Valhalla takes us to Dark Ages England as a Viking chief looking for a place to settle. Why England, how does he know The Hidden Ones, and what's his connection with the series games past and present?

Inside Official PlayStation Magazine issue 176, on sale now, you'll find answers to these questions and more. We reveal how Valhalla's version of England looks, what we'll clamber up, and how everything we do in our settlement can affect the game. Assassin's Creed Valhalla looks to be the most ambitious game in the series to date, with new ideas that could affect the franchise for years to come. 

On shelves from 2 June, earlier if you subscribe, the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine also features Unreal Engine 5 running on PS5, the latest on Dirt 5, Mafia Definitive Edition, and new PS5 games Scarlet Nexus, WRC 9, Chorus: Rise As One Sings, and PsyHotel Simulator. Plus, discover 38 confirmed next-gen games you'll be playing on your PS5.

Read on to find all about the issue!

Assassin's Creed Valhall cover story

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It's the biggest game heading to PS5, and Assassin's Creed Valhalla has everything to become day-one must-play. It could also be the best game in the series to date. Official PlayStation Magazine sits down with narrative director Darby McDevitt to discover what Ubisoft's Dark Ages England looks like, why climbing Stonehenge matters, and the hidden blade is not so hidden this time around.

Read more: How Assassin's Creed Valhalla links the series lore together

Unreal Engine 5 running on PS5

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Want to see what a next-gen PlayStation game looks like in-game? Then pick up Official PlayStation Magazine to see Epic Games demo it's new game tools in Unreal Engine, running in real-time on PS5. It may not be a game, and sadly Epic Games has confirmed it won't be released for PS5 gamers, but it reveals the photo real worlds we'll be playing on Sony's new hardware.

Read more: Official PlayStation Magazine issue 177, on sale 30 June, features new PS5 and Unreal Engine 5 details. Subscribe now to avoid missing out.

New Mafia Definitive Edition details

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The classic Mafia is being remade from the ground-up on PS4, including new gameplay, cinematics, and a re-recorded soundtrack. Official PlayStation Magazine reveals all the latest details in issue 176 and showcases the beautiful new visuals. 

Read more: Subscribe to Official PlayStation Magazine and get the next issue, on sale 30 June, delivered for new dev access to the Mafia DE team.

Dirt 5 previewed on PS5 and PS4

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Codemasters has revealed Dirt 5 is coming to PS5 as well as PS5, this year. In the latest issue, on sale now,  Official PlayStation Magazine reveals all you need to know about this year's sim-cade mud-buster, including why Uncharted 4's Nolan North and Troy Baker are in the game.

Read more: Official PlayStation Magazine 177, on sale 30 June, will feature new interview with Codemasters' Dirt 5 team. Subscribe to guarantee the issue.

Every new game covered

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Whether its new PS5 games such as The Lord Of The Rings: Gollum or the best PS4 games to play right now, Official PlayStation Magazine has them inside its pages. Get up to speed on the hype for The Last Of Us Part II with '53 Reasons', discover how Guilty Gear Strive plays, and learn why this time Tony Hawk's Pro Skater will be remade the right way.

Read more: The Last of Us 2's beautiful world is filled with death

Out now!

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And if you’re a print subscriber, you’ll already have the magazine waiting for you on your doormat, with this exclusive, subscribers-only cover:

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For more unrivalled developer access to the hottest PS5, PS4 and PS VR games, why not subscribe to Official PlayStation Magazine? You'll save on the cover price and have your copy delivered to your door (or device) each month, complete with exclusive subscriber covers – such as this month's alternative DualSense design.

You can subscribe to the print edition, digital version, or save even more with the print/digital bundle – whatever you choose, you can rest easy in the knowledge you're getting the full story before anyone else. 

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Ian Dean

Imagine FX and Creative Bloq editor Ian Dean is an expert on all things digital arts. Formerly the editor of Official PlayStation Magazine, PLAY Magazine, 3D World, XMB, X360, and PlayStation World, he’s no stranger to gaming, either. He’ll happily debate you for hours over the virtues of Days Gone, then settle the argument on the pitch over a game of PES (pausing frequently while he cooks a roast dinner in the background). Just don’t call it eFootball, or it might bring tears to his eyes for the ISS glory days on PS1.