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Latest Gameplay Footage of Assassin’s Creed Shadows

June 11, 2024 2:04 pm in by
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At the Ubisoft Forward Conference, the team showcased a Gameplay Walkthrough for Assassin’s Creed Shadows, the upcoming instalment in the series that will immerse players into the chaos of 16th century Japan.

With development led by Ubisoft Québec*, the game will release worldwide on November 15 on Ubisoft+, PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, Macs with Apple silicon via the Mac App Store, and Windows PC through the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games Store. 

In an interesting move and a show of the level of advancement in the hardware Ubisoft also announced today the game will be coming to iPad at a later date.

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Above, the Gameplay Walkthrough mission which takes place in the castle town of Fukuchiyama in Tamba Province, where Naoe and Yasuke are hunting down a corrupted daimyo. The gameplay illustrates the complementary dynamic between the two playable heroes: Naoe, the agile and stealthy Shinobi, and Yasuke, the combat-focused Samurai. 

Fighting on opposite sides at the beginning of the game, they will unite around common goals. As they usher in a new era for Japan, players will be able to switch characters at any time in the open world and make use of their unique mix of skills and weapons to tackle situations and face varied enemies in different ways:

  • Naoe embodies the essence of a Shinobi Assassin. From a versatile grappling hook that allows for stealthy in-air assassinations and greater mobility, to kunai and her custom Hidden Blade for swift eliminations, she has access to a diverse arsenal of tools to strike from the shadows. While more vulnerable in close combat, she can skillfully deflect, dodge enemy strikes, and retaliate with lethal precision, using light, her surroundings, and structures around her to topple her foes.
  • Yasuke is tailored for direct confrontations, relying on his exceptional combat skills and mastery of Samurai weaponry. Whether wielding the Katana for decisive strikes, opting for raw power with the Kanabo, or engaging opponents from a distance with a lethal flint rifle called Teppo, he can handle multiple enemies at once.

In addition, players can take advantage of a new exploration feature called the “Spy Network”. Naoe and Yasuke can send out their spies to scout locations to uncover useful information about target locations, habits, and other world secrets.

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Players who purchase the Gold Edition, Ultimate Edition, Collector Edition, or with a Ubisoft+ Premium subscription, can play the game three days early on November 12. Fans pre-ordering Assassin’s Creed Shadows will receive an additional quest for any pre-ordered edition.

We can’t wait to get our hands on this and check back for a full review and more information as we get closer to the date of release.

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