Assassin's Creed Shadows

Here’s Our First Look At Assassin’s Creed Shadows

After teasing its existence on Monday, Ubisoft has finally unveiled our first look at this year’s Assassin’s Creed Shadows. The newest game in the series is the first to be strictly next-gen and once again features dual protagonists while being set in Feudal Japan.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows

The next game will feature Naoe and Yasuke as the main characters. Naoe is from the Iga Province, and Yasuke is a historical figure. Shadows is set in the Sengoku period as Japan is on the cusp of a new era.


After today’s first reveal, the developers released a diary introducing Yasuke and Naoe.

The video provides information about Yasuke’s past, how he arrived in Japan, and why he is a perfect fit for the latest entry in the series. As a foreigner, Yasuke is the vehicle for players to discover more about Japan and the locals’ ongoing activities.


Naoe is from a mountainous area in Japan, and her region is the birthplace of the Shinobi, which the developers found to be the perfect way to introduce her character. Her father in-game is Fujibayashi Nagato, and that’s why she’s so adept at fighting, as he has taught her what he knows to survive.

As Naoe and Yasuke, you’ll experience complimentary playstyles, with each character having their own progression paths, weapon options, skills, and stats. Naoe focuses on stealth, and Yasuke focuses on combat, with plenty of options to play in various ways. Naoe focuses on infiltration mechanics using light, noise, shadows, and changing the environment. Yasuke is a powerhouse capable of dealing with large groups of enemies.

The region seems between Kyoto and Osaka and features seasons and weather, with castle towns and ports to explore and peaceful shrines.

Ubisoft says players can build a spy network to unlock new areas, hunt down targets and recruit allies with specialized skills and abilities. You’ll also have a hideout to customize.

Those who pre-order will receive a three-day headstart, but only if you purchase the Gold or Ultimate Edition. The Season Pass includes two upcoming expansions with extra missions at launch.

The Ultimate Pack is exclusive and includes the Sekiryu Character Pack, Sekiryu Hideout Pack, 5 Skill Points, and Red Dragon Photo Filter.

The Assassin’s Creed Shadows Collector’s Edition includes the Ultimate Edition with all digital bonus content, Steelbook case, Collector’s art book, Naoe’s katana tsuba, a world map, a creed wall scroll, two Sumi-e lithographs, and a dual character statue.

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Assassin’s Creed Shadows launches on November 15, 2024, for Xbox Series, PlayStation 5, Mac, and PC.