The third part of Ubisoft's unofficial new Assassin's Creed (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), 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
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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab)
Unreal Engine 5 running on PS5
Want to see what a next-gen PlayStation game looks like in-game? Then pick up Official PlayStation Magazine (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), on sale 30 June, features new PS5 and Unreal Engine 5 details. Subscribe now to avoid missing out.
New Mafia Definitive Edition details
The classic Mafia is being remade from the ground-up on PS4, including new gameplay, cinematics, and a re-recorded soundtrack. Official PlayStation Magazine (opens in new tab)reveals all the latest details in issue 176 and showcases the beautiful new visuals.
Read more: Subscribe to Official PlayStation Magazine (opens in new tab) 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
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 (opens in new tab) 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.
Every new game covered
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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab)
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