Ashraf Ismail, the creative director behind Assassin’s Creed Valhalla confirmed that the Hidden Blade is back being an instant kill weapon on enemies.
Ashraf Ismail’s statement :
” We wanted to look at the old games and see the greatness that those games had and acknowledge what’s great about the updated formula. There was an identity and a uniqueness that we wanted to bring back for Valhalla. Eivor receives the hidden blade quite early on. We continue with the idea that Eivor is not a trained assassin. Eivor is a Viking who receives this badass weapon and has to learn very quickly. Early in the experience, Eivor will learn a technique that, with the right timing…can one-shot-kill virtually anybody.
And Yes, social stealth is back. The idea that a Norse person or a Viking is in a place that they’re not wanted, for them to sort of go incognito and hide in the crowd, if you will, made a lot of sense. “
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla launches Holiday 2020 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC.