Assassin’s Creed Shadows Doesn’t Tell You Which Character To Play, Developer Reveals


Posted on June 12, 2024 by Nick Moreno

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What felt like a distant dream for over a decade was soon to be a reality – Ubisoft is finally making an Assassin’s Creed game set in Feudal Japan. Under the moniker ‘Codename Red’, the new project would be part of the developing RPG push for the series. Just this past May Ubisoft officially unveiled the game to be titled Assassin’s Creed Shadows and is scheduled to launch this November.

Additionally, the game is already faced with its own controversies before the game is even out. In that, Ubisoft appeared to list the game requiring internet to play the upcoming single-player title. However, that is not entirely true, Ubisoft insists. According to a statement published on X, the publisher describes this as a one-time instant for users when installing the game; not to play it.

Now this week, Ubisoft held its ‘Ubisoft Forward’ presentation showcasing upcoming new releases as well as a slew of updates & DLC coming to current titles from the firm. Part of that was a showcase for Assassin’s Creed Shadows. Speaking to Ubisoft, the firm reveals that the decision between protagonists Yasuke & Naoe is left for the player to decide, not the story.

“If you want to be only one character, you can for most of the game. So we’re not really strong-arming anyone to switch back and forth. There are setups that are definitely better with Naoe, such as, if there’s a bunch of bandits in a cavern that is very, very dark,” Simon Lemay-Comtois, associate director for Assassin’s Creed Shadows says.

Sure you can go with Yasuke, but if you go with Naoe, it’ll be quicker because it’s in the dark. So there are some hints like this, but other than story missions that are particularly tailored made for one or the other, we don’t specify who needs to be played at this moment, it’s up to the players,” Lemay-Comtois adds. This is a similar situation with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla where the firm gave the option for the gender for Eivor and even a choice to play both.

What’s more interesting is the choice altogether. Although there are games that enable users to bounce between male or female leads are in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate & Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, it was not always the case. One report revealed that former leadership barred teams from entertaining the idea for multiple releases. You can read the full report by heading here.

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Assassin’s Creed Shadows ships November 15, 2024 for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PC, and Luna.

Source: GamesRadar+

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