Date, editions, characters and trailers

Ubisoft has revealed “Assassin’s Creed Shadows” and revealed the date. In addition to a trailer, information about the editions is available.

Ubisoft has released the first trailer for “Assassin's Creed Shadows” following the previous announcement. It provides a several-minute cinematic insight into the adventure that sends players to Japan.

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But it wasn't just the unveiling of the trailer that happened. Ubisoft also revealed the release date and provided information about the editions in which “Assassin's Creed Shadows” will be brought onto the market. They can be pre-ordered now.

Launch will take place in mid-November

First, the date, which is no longer a surprise after a leak: “Assassin's Creed Shadows” will be launched on November 15, 2024. However, players can purchase three-day early access. More on this below. Supported platforms include PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles as well as PC. The development of “Assassin's Creed Shadows” is being led by Ubisoft Québec.

The title sends players to 16th century Japan. They encounter a country that is on “a brutal course toward unification.” At the same time, unrest grows as new coalitions emerge and corrupt foreign influences penetrate the country.

In “Assassin's Creed Shadows,” players experience the interconnected stories of Naoe, a skilled shinobi assassin from Iga Province, and Yasuke, a powerful legendary samurai based on a template from Japanese history. Other important historical figures are also expected to make an appearance in the adventure.

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Two different play styles possible

In “Assasin's Creed Shadows” players have the opportunity to master two different play styles in the roles of Naoe and Yasuke. Both have their own progression path, individual skills, weapon options and stats.

According to Ubisoft, Naoe, for example, offers a sophisticated infiltration mechanic that uses light, sounds, shadows and changeable environments to hide from enemies. As Yasuke, on the other hand, you can take out larger enemy troops.

“Assassin's Creed Shadows” allows you to explore a large open world with different landscapes that change depending on the weather and season. The Anvil engine serves as the basis.

There is also a new exploration mechanic that allows players to create their own spy network to explore new territories and pursue new goals. The aim is to recruit allies with specialized skills and talents. They support the missions.

In a customizable hideout, players expand their network and train their new crew while gradually upgrading and improving it.

Assassin's Creed Shadows Editions

If you like what has been shown so far, you can already place a pre-order. There are four editions to choose from.

Standard version:

  • Includes the game and costs 79.99 euros on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. PC gamers pay ten euros less.

Gold Edition (109.99 euros):

  • main game
  • Season Pass
  • three days early access to the game

Ultimate Edition (129.99 euros):

  • main game
  • Season Pass
  • Ultimate package *
  • three days early access to the game

*) The Ultimate Pack includes the Sekiryuu Character Pack (Naoe and Yasuke outfits and weapons, trinket and mount), the Sekiryuu Hideout Pack, five skill points and the Red Dragon filter for photo mode.

Collector's Edition

  • main game
  • Season Pass
  • Ultimate package
  • physical content**
  • three days early access to the game

**) The physical content includes a steelbook, an approximately 40 centimeter tall Naoe & Yasuke figure, a world map, Naoe's full-size katana tsuba, a Credo Kakamono, an 84-page collector's art book and two sumi-e lithographs.

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