Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Custom Controllers

Action RPG Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was one of the first truly next-gen console releases in 2020. The twelfth major instalment in the Assassin’s Creed series, Valhalla was developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft.

To celebrate the release of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft – in partnership with Microsoft – commissioned us to create custom Xbox controller designs that would be worthy of the game’s Viking raiders.

ServicesGraphic Design, Video Games, Custom Consoles


Sharpening our tools, ready for battle, our design team created two custom concepts for the controllers; a light and dark design, both featuring strong Viking aesthetics. The first controller was created with a pale wood effect finish, complete with blue stripe down its middle. Complementing the wood effect were various Viking runes overlaying the controller, with Assassin’s Creed logo prominent in the centre.

The second controller was darker, with the overlay created to resemble stonework, finished with a deep blue design. This controller also featured rune markings on the overlay, though designed so they looked like they had been carved into the controller with a sharp instrument. Again, the Assassin’s Creed logo is featured in the middle of the controller.


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