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Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Shadows Release date

Ubisoft has unveiled AC Shadows or Assassin’s Creed Shadows, an action role-playing game, and with a cinematic trailer, we received details about its release date, dual protagonists, playable style, and more.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows was previously nicknamed Codename Red.

When is Assassin’s Creed Shadows release date?

Assassin’s Creed Shadows release date announced by Ubisoft is November 15, 2024.

Also, it can be played on November 12 with early access, just three days before the Assassin’s Creed Shadows release date.

Japan Assassin’s Creed is playable on which platforms?

Assassins Creed Japan game will be playable on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows, and Amazon Luna.

Is this Assassin’s Creed game set in Japan?

Yes, Assassin’s Creed Shadows, is set in 1579 Japan, it is set during a significant period in Japan’s history, the Azuchi-Momoyama period. The game transitions from the brutal wars of the Sengoku era to the more peaceful times of the Edo period, with Portuguese merchants and Jesuit missionaries appearing more frequently.

Players can meet historical characters like Oda Nobunaga and Fujibayashi Nagato. Ubisoft confirms a non-linear campaign focused on eliminating targets, with the challenge varying from target to target.

Quests can be completed as Yasuke or Naoe, with both characters having unique missions. The game’s story is not yet revealed, but Ubisoft confirms the game’s non-linear campaign.

Protagonists of AC Shadows

The first protagonist is the African samurai Yasuke, who served as a servant for Japanese ruler Oda Nobunaga.

The second protagonist is Naoe, a shinobi who first opposes Nobunaga’s war and faces off against Yasuke.

Japan Assassin’s Creed is as same as Assassin’s Creed Syndicate which is a previous game of Assassin’s Creed.

Gameplay Mechanics of Assassin Creed Japan

Ubisoft employs a novel global illumination technology to provide dynamic light and shadows, which influence adversary eyesight. Players can hide in darkness, turn off light sources, and utilize a light meter to determine their hiding depth.


Yasuke and Naoe have different stealth talents, with Naoe employing ninja skills to enter enemy castles and Yasuke using his bigger size and armor to hide and ambush.

Assassin Creed Japan includes stealth features like knocking out enemies, creeping along the ground, and Eagle Vision, which enables adversary detection through walls. However, assassin’s Creed Code Red lacks the eagle reconnaissance mechanism in AC Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla.

Naoe’s grappling hook enables her to rapidly escape dangers by climbing into ceiling gaps above hallways, ambushing foes, and scaling up building roofs while outside. This makes Assassin Creed Japan an adaptable and successful stealth technique.


Assassin’s Creed Red Japan features a unique combat system emphasizing evading and placement. Yasuke, a samurai, can block or parry incoming strikes, whereas Naoe can deflect them.

Players can use a variety of weaponry, including katanas, spears, shuriken, and contemporary guns.

In combat, enemy armor can be shattered and all props damaged. Each weapon has its skill tree, and investing in it increases your abilities.

Finding ninja scrolls unlocks active fighting skills. Yasuke and Naoe share XP, resources, and weapons, but have separate skill trees and equipment.

Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed Japan Map Size and Seasons

Ubisoft has said that Shadows will feature a geographic size equivalent to that of ancient Egypt in Origins, as well as a central Japan copy. Players will travel through ancient provinces such as Iga, Arima, and Omi, although synchronization spots will not show symbols or feature a rotating drone shot.

Instead, places of importance will be highlighted, resulting in a more organic environment with fewer symbols.

Assassin’s Creed Code Red has a seasonal structure, with each season differing in length and gameplay characteristics. The dynamic weather system lends realism to the area, resulting in a live ecology for players to discover.

Preorders of Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed Japan

The Assassin’s Creed Shadows Collector’s Edition charged $280 and contains a diorama figure, steel book, hardback artbook, Shinobi’s metal tsuba replica, silk creed kakemono roll, and a collection of three Sumi-e lithographs.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows Editions include:

  • Standard Edition: This edition charges $70 and contains the basic game plus the Thrown to the Dogs additional quest. 
  • Gold Edition: The edition of the game gives you early access to the Season Pass, which contains a bonus quest, more content, and two unannounced dlc. This edition charges $110.
  • Ultimate Edition: The edition, which charges nearly twice as much as the ordinary version, includes a base game, presale bonuses, a Season Pass, early access, and the Ultimate Pack, which contains armor, weapons, decorations, skill points, and the Red Dragon filter in Photo Mode. This edition charges $130.

Other editions are Amazon’s Limited Edition, and Walmart’s Special Edition, and both charge $70 respectively.


Assassin’s Creed Shadows, set in 1579 Japan, has two protagonists, Yasuke and Naoe, with dynamic stealth and anti-stealth elements, and an exciting historical setting.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows release date is November 15, 2024, and currently, multiple editions are available for pre-order online.

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