One of the symbols of the Assassin's Creed series has always been the hidden blade, that dagger hidden under the killers' wrist that allows you to kill targets in the most silent way possible.
As per tradition also in Assassin's Creed Valhalla this weapon will make its appearance, as we have already seen in the presentation trailer, yet there will be a little big news: the hidden blade ... will no longer be hidden.
As explained by Darby McDevitt, narrative director of the game, Eivor will have the typical weapon of the killers, but this will be in plain sight on the forearm and no longer hidden under the wrist. There explanation it is all related to the Vikings:
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This is a desired thing. Since Eivor feels very safe. When he or she uses the hidden blade, he thinks it is helpful for enemies to see the blood-soaked weapon to catch their attention.
Vikings are known for having a sense of honor and it is very important, if you kill someone, that people know that it was you.
We also wanted the blade to reflect this lifestyle, or the way Eivor presents itself to the world.
Something that certainly does not revolutionize the series, but it is a small change that, in its own way, highlights even more the difference of this Assassin's Creed Valhalla with the past chapters.