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Assassin's Creed Shadows announced

Dual protagonists in Feudal Japan in the next title

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Ubisoft has announced the next entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, named Shadows.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows takes players to 16th century Japan. Players will step into the roles of a Japanese shinobi, Naoe, and a real-life historical samurai, Yasuke. The decision to include a playable, real-life historical figure of this era in Assassins’ Creed Shadows was two-fold: Ubisoft Quebec wanted to include a Samurai, and Yasuke’s story was open-ended enough to allow for creativity. Of African origin, he arrived in Japan enslaved by the Portuguese; he impressed with size, strength, and wits; and served under the Japanese daimyo Oda Nobunaga.

While Naoe and Yasuke play differently – Naoe is a shinobi who uses stealth, parkour, and gadgets, whereas Yasuke is combat-oriented and armored – the pair’s personalities ultimately complement each other to form a unique dynamic throughout Shadows. Assassin’s Creed Shadows’ dual protagonists are ultimately brought together by Nobunaga, whose goal of unifying Japan takes his army – and Yasuke – to the province of Iga for the Second Tensho Iga War.

The title promises a number of innovations to the series – including changing seasons and the use of light and shadow, both of which factor into gameplay.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows is planned for release on November 15 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Amazon Luna, Macs with Apple silicon via the Mac App Store, PC through the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games Store. Fans can play the Ultimate Edition 3 days early as part of the Ubisoft+ Premium subscription which includes the season pass, bonus digital content, and the pre-order bonus quest.

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