Assassin’s Creed Shadows Launch Date Revealed

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  • Assassin's Creed Shadows takes place in 16th-century Japan, featuring dual protagonists on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Amazon Luna, Macs, and PC.
  • One protagonist is Yasuke, a real historical figure, and the other is Naoe, a fictional shinobi, offering diverse gameplay and narrative styles.
  • Ubisoft Quebec ensures historical accuracy by consulting experts and visiting Japan, with features like changing seasons and dynamic light enhancing the immersive experience.
  • Ubisoft’s upcoming game, Assassin’s Creed Shadows, will launch on Nov. 15. It will take players to the dynamic world of 16th-century Japan.

    Available on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Amazon Luna, Macs with Apple silicon (surprisingly also on day one), and PC, the new installment promises an immersive experience with dual protagonists and a richly detailed setting.

    For the first time in the series, one of the playable characters is a real-life historical figure: Yasuke, a samurai of African origin who served under the famous daimyo Oda Nobunaga. 

    Yasuke’s story, blending factual elements with creative storytelling, highlights themes of meritocracy and cultural adaptation, offering a unique viewpoint on Japanese history. He will be complemented by Naoe, a fictional 17-year-old shinobi from Iga who uses stealth, parkour, and gadgets to navigate her world.

    From the available screenshots and information on the game, Ubisoft Quebec seems to have meticulously crafted an authentic portrayal of the late Sengoku period, a time marked by political upheaval and social transformation. 

    According to a blog post published on May 15, the studio’s efforts included consulting historians and cultural experts and visiting Japan to ensure accuracy. This era, also known as the Azuchi-Momoyama period, was characterized by foundational events and social reforms, making it a dramatic and rich setting for the game.

    Naoe and Yasuke’s paths will cross through Nobunaga’s ambitious campaigns, providing players with contrasting gameplay styles and narratives. 

    The game’s innovative features, such as changing seasons and dynamic light and shadow mechanics, are set to further enhance the immersive quality of the game world.

    Assassin’s Creed Shadows continues the series’ tradition of dual protagonists, previously seen in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate with the twin siblings Jacob and Evie Frye.

    Ubisoft Quebec’s announcement of Assassin’s Creed Shadows comes a couple of weeks after Ubisoft unveiled Assassin’s Creed Mirage for iPhone and iPad