Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Narrative Director, Derby McDevitt explained the reason behind the change in the way the Hidden Blade is shown.
Since the release of the first Assassin’s Creed game, the Hidden Blade was always been mounted to the underside of the wrist. However in Valhalla it will be mounted to the upside of the wrist.
Derby explained :
” It occurs to Eivor that it would be much more interesting to let people see this weapon, to be conspicuous about it. Vikings were known as having a sense of honor and it was very important that when you kill somebody, that you let people know that you killed them. Oftentimes people wouldn’t be punished for murder as long as they admitted to it.
Having the Hidden Blade visible is actually kind of an extension of that honor. We want this conspicuous aspect of the Blade to be reflected in the way that Eivor presents him or herself to the world. “
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla launches Holiday 2020 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC.