Assassin's Creed Shadows

In Assassin’s Creed Shadows, you will live the intertwined stories of Naoe, an adept shinobi Assassin from Iga Province, and Yasuke, the powerful African samurai of historical legend. Against the backdrop of the turbulent late Sengoku period, this remarkable duo will discover their common destiny as they usher in a new era for Japan.

Previously known as Assassin’s Creed Codename Red, Assassin’s Creed Shadows is the first of the Assassin’s Creed games to be set in Feudal Japan. You play as two protagonists: real historical figure, Yasuke, the legendary ‘African Samurai’ and fictional shinobi, Naoe.

Releases 15 November. Normal three editions (Standard, Gold, and Ultimate) with now standard Ubisoft pricing in Euros (€70, €110, and €130) with no regional pricing at all. Go Ubisoft+ for a month at €18 if you really need to play it in November/December. Or wait for it to drop to something a little more affordable when it goes on sale. Of course, if you’re a true fan, pre-orders are now available.

Oh, and it’s AN Ubisoft Game, you King’s English bastardising Frenchies!!

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Assassin’s Creed Shadows: Inside Ubisoft’s Ambitious Open World Japan (

IGN getting the preferential treatment access to Ubisoft Quebec for a behind the scenes look at the game with members of the development team.

Here’s an exclusive inside look at Assassin’s Creed Shadows. AC Shadows is Ubisoft’s ambitious new Assassin’s Creed game set in an open world Japan. Learn about all the new AC Shadows details, including how every move is affected by weather, season, and lighting systems, all while controlling two protagonists: Naoe, the Ninja/Shinobi, and Yasuke, also known as the ‘African Samurai’. Here’s everything you need to know about AC Shadows.

Previously known as Assassin’s Creed Codename Red, Assassin’s Creed Shadows will provide a deeply detailed digital recreation of Japan in 1579, complete with its legion of samurai, shinobi, Portuguese merchants, and Jesuit missionaries.

To learn more about AC Shadows’ two playable protagonists and the dynamic world they live in, IGN embarked on an exclusive tour of Ubisoft’s Québec studio where the AC Shadows development team revealed the vision and ambition for their latest game, built specifically for the new generation of consoles. See what they said in our Assassins Creed Shadows interviews.

They had me when I saw the Kusarigama in the leaked art before the trailer dropped. I’m happy though that the game actually looks pretty cool in the trailer. Hoping to see some gameplay soon and I really hope it’s not too much liky Odyssey and Valhalla. I’ll play it regardless.

I find hilarious how people are having meltdowns over them going with Yasuke as a main character because it’s not historically accurate that he was a Samurai but they seem to forget that George Washington become king of America in AC3 (DLC) and in Origins you fight the Egyptian gods :stuck_out_tongue:

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It looks very good, but I’ll wait until heavy discounted. I was rather unimpressed with the last two games plus I’ve got a lot of long games still to play through on my backlog.

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So far I like the premise but will reserve my judgement for a more detailed look at gameplay.

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