Ubisoft Unveils ‘Assassin’s Creed Shadows’, with Dual Protagonists Set in Feudal Japan

From chaos to purpose, from darkness to light. A new Creed rises over Japan.



After much anticipation, Ubisoft has officially announced Assassin’s Creed Shadows with a captivating cinematic trailer, showcasing an intriguing dual protagonist setup. Set in feudal Japan, the game introduces players to Yasuke, Japan’s first African samurai (a real historical figure), and Naoe, a skilled female shinobi. Take a look for yourself at the world premier trailer below:

In Assassin’s Creed Shadows, you will live the intertwined stories of Naoe, an adept shinobi Assassin from Iga Province, and Yasuke, the powerful African samurai of historical legend. Against the backdrop of the turbulent late Sengoku period, this remarkable duo will discover their common destiny as they usher in a new era for Japan.

This latest installment, developed by Ubisoft Quebec, continues the studio’s tradition of offering players dual protagonists, as seen in previous titles like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. With Shadows, players can seamlessly switch between Yasuke and Naoe, each with their unique abilities and playstyles. Yasuke embodies the brute force of a samurai, while Naoe employs stealth and agility as a shinobi assassin.

The trailer provides a glimpse into the vast and visually stunning world of feudal Japan, promising players the opportunity to explore diverse landscapes, from bustling castle towns to serene shrines, all set against the backdrop of unpredictable weather and changing seasons.

In Assassin’s Creed Shadows, players will unlock new skills, gear, and progression independently for each character. Additionally, they can establish a network of spies across Japan, leveraging the unique abilities of different allies to accomplish missions and unravel the game’s narrative.

You can Pre-Order the Collector’s Edition at select retailers. | Ubisoft

Pre-Orders are up now for the game which includes a lot of cool collector’s edition pieces, should you want to fork over the cash for that. At the time of this writing, Ubisoft has the listing up for the Collector’s Edition along with everything it comes with. However, nowhere on their official site does it state the price or where you can actually pre-order the Collector’s Edition.

Here is what you get with the massive Collector’s Edition of Assassins Creed Shadows:

An Ultimate Edition copy of the game with:

  • 3 days of early access to the game*
  • Pre-order bonus quest: Thrown to the Dogs
  • Season Pass with a bonus quest at launch and 2 upcoming expansions
  • Ultimate Pack with Sekiryu Character Pack, Hideout Pack, and 5 skill points as well as the Red Dragon filter in Photo Mode.

High-quality physical Collector’s items:

  • Naoe and Yasuke dual character statue
  • Unique Steelbook® case
  • Collector’s art book (84 pages)
  • Life-sized Naoe’s katana tsuba
  • World map
  • Creed wall scroll
  • 2 sumi-e lithographs


  • *Play the game up to 3 days before the official release date. Check with your retailer for availability and supply condition.
  • Offer subject to change. Content may be available for purchase and/or as giveaway(s) separately at Ubisoft’s sole discretion at any time.
  • Collector’s Edition available for pre-order at participating retailers in limited quantities. Check availability with your local retailer.
  • Ultimate Edition copy of the game available on two discs on Xbox, one disc on PS5 and digital download on PC (no disc).

You can check out the full breakdown of what comes in the Collector’s Edition, along with more images of each collectible, by heading over to the official Ubisoft website.

With its long-awaited journey to feudal Japan, Assassin’s Creed Shadows marks a significant addition to the beloved franchise, satisfying the desires of fans who have clamored for this setting for years. Scheduled for release on November 15, 2024, Assassin’s Creed Shadows will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Amazon Luna, PC (via the Ubisoft Store and Epic Games Store), and Mac (with Apple silicon via the Mac App Store).

For more information and updates on Assassin’s Creed Shadows, visit the official Ubisoft website.

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