New gameplay footage for one of the Assassin's Creed titles, codenamed "Jade," was leaked online this past week. Currently in development by French studio Ubisoft, this project was first revealed during the Assassin's Creed showcase in September 2022, as Jade is positioned to be the franchise's mobile gaming offering.
While Assassin's Creed: Jade did invoke some criticism from the gaming community regarding the game launching for mobile devices, it still surprised many as one of many titles to be worked on. Ubisoft has yet to confirm the game's release window; however, interested players can see what it offers as the footage is floating around online.
It was initially uploaded to a Facebook community page, according to a Redditor Dattuu, who revealed that they did not record the leaked footage. They added that it was posted to an Assassin's Creed community page, which was shared publicly before resharing on Reddit.
They later stated, "If the owner of the video wants me to delete this, text me (I don't know how you'd do that on Reddit; in fact, I don't know anything about Reddit but still) or report the post, so mods will be able to delete it or something.
Based on the leaked gameplay footage, Assassin's Creed: Jade resembles past Assassin's Creed titles before adopting open-world and RPG mechanics. The game appears to take a more linear approach; it showcases the now famed parkour mechanics with which it recaptures the blended combat moveset and includes an assassination cutscene.
The leaked gameplay does a fantastic job of portraying the natural landscapes, providing some cinematic ambiance, and adding to the action that ensues. While the voice acting from the protagonist is noticeably absent, it did include sound effects related to the action taking place; it's possible that voice acting will be added later.
Tutorial prompts can be seen, guiding players on how to use various game features and perform attacks; these could likely occur in the game's early stages. From what's being provided in the leaked gameplay looks promising for Assassin's Creed players interested in "Jade," as Ubisoft promised to deliver AAA game quality to mobile devices.