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Assassin's Creed Shadows Cinematic Trailer Revealed With November Release Date

Assassin's Creed Red has a new name, and a cinematic reveal coming later this week.
Assassin's Creed Shadows Cinematic Trailer Revealed With November Release Date
15 May Update - Ubisoft has announced that the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Shadows, releasing worldwide on 15th November, and here's that cinematic trailer they promised!

Here's a bit more info, courtesy of a press release:

Led by Ubisoft Québec (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey), Assassin’s Creed Shadows will immerse players in 16th century Japan. The country is heading towards a brutal path to unification, where unrest grows as new coalitions appear and corruptive foreign influences infiltrate the land.

Players will experience the intertwined stories of Naoe, an adept shinobi Assassin from the Iga Province, and Yasuke, the powerful samurai of historical legend. Discover their personal stories, meet pivotal historical figures, and shape the duo’s common destiny as they usher in a new era for Japan.

As Naoe and Yasuke, players can master two complementary playstyles, with each character featuring their own progression paths, skills, weapon options, and stats. Whether they embrace Naoe’s stealth skills or Yasuke’s combat prowess, players will have plenty of ways to approach objectives. With Naoe, they will experience refined infiltration mechanics using light, noise, shadows, and changing surroundings to avoid detection from enemies. With Yasuke, they will be able to take on larger groups of enemies with brutal precision.

The game will let players explore a vast open world with a variety of landscapes evolving through weather and seasons. From spectacular castle towns and bustling ports to peaceful shrines and pastoral landscapes, feudal Japan comes to life with unprecedented dynamism built from the ground up with the latest version of Anvil engine and the power of new-gen consoles.

In this troubled period, information is key and will be at the heart of the renewed exploration mechanics. Players will build their own spies’ network to unveil new areas and hunt down targets. Allies with highly specialised skills and abilities can also be recruited to help during missions. The creation of their own customisable hideout will enable players to enhance their network and train their new crew. From base building and layout to decorations and accessories, they will be able to craft a unique place to call home.


Original Story Follows - Ubisoft has announced that 'Assassin's Creed Red', the long-awaited new entry in the series set in Feudal Japan, has a new name: Assassin's Creed Shadows. However, that's not all, as the game will receive a full reveal later this week, on May 15.

"Assassin's Creed Codename Red becomes Assassin's Creed Shadows," Ubisoft said in a tweet posted this afternoon. "Tune-in for the Official Cinematic World Premiere Trailer on May 15, 9 AM PT."

For those of you who are not great with timezones, you can expect to see the reveal drop at 12pm ET / 5pm BST, with the game's reveal likely dropping on Ubisoft's various social channels as well as their YouTube profile.

It's worth noting that this is billed as a Cinematic World Premiere, and we suspect that any gameplay could be held back for this Summer, with the next Ubisoft Forward broadcast on June 10, 2024 - the same week as Summer Game Fest.

In addition, starting today and running until 15th May, a countdown has started on Assassin’s Creed social media channels. Players are invited to crack the Hourglass puzzle, with those who succeed being rewarded.