Through Twitter Ubisoft explained why the hidden blade of Eivor, the protagonist of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, it is no longer hidden. One of the things that most surprised Assassin’s Creed fans during the presentation of the new chapter of the series, in fact, is seeing this iconic weapon, which represents the final resource that the assassins use to surprise their opponents, on the back of the forearm of the protagonist and not hidden under the wrist.
Eivor, in fact, makes no secret of the presence of a blade on his arm and indeed uses it with violence and skill even in the first trailer of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Through Twitter, Darby McDevitt, the narrative director of Valhalla, explained this choice by Ubisoft: “It was a clear choice. Since Eivor feels very safe. When he or she uses the hidden blade, Eivor thinks it is very helpful that enemies see the weapon reddened by blood to catch their attention.”
“Vikings are famous for having a strange sense ofhonor, “continued McDevitt,”and for this it is very important, if you kill someone, that people know it was you. At the time, in fact, you were not punished if you had even a small reason to kill your opponent. It was enough to be insulted to have a justification. Then you just had to be honest and admit that you killed that person for these reasons so as not to have repercussions. Therefore, having the hidden blade visible on the arm is as if it were an extension of this type of honor. ”
“We also wanted the blade reflected this lifestyle, or the way in which Eivor presents itself to the world. ”
What do you think? Has this justification convinced you?
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