Assassin’s Creed Red will reportedly feature playable samurai and shinobi characters

by Danny Craig  · 
Assassin’s Creed Red will reportedly feature playable samurai and shinobi characters

New information regarding one of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed (AC) titles, codenamed "Red," has been shared with Insider Gaming by an anonymous source, revealing that the title features both a samurai and a shinobi character.

The details:

  • According to Insider Gaming, an anonymous source has provided some details from the ongoing development of Red, revealing that the game's rumored two playable characters will be a shinobi and a samurai. The samurai is said to be the same female samurai seen in the reveal trailer, with the shinobi fleeing Africa as a refugee before learning the art of becoming an assassin. It's unclear whether the characters will play differently, if their stories differ, or if their inclusion is simply to provide a choice between two gendered protagonists.
  • The only official information about AC: Red comes from Ubisoft's reveal trailer for the project at Ubisoft Forward, which shows that the company's Montreal studio has chosen to set the game in feudal Japan, an era that has frequently been requested by fans since its inception. In comparison to previous entries, it will reportedly place a greater emphasis on stealth, with the ability to hide bodies, sneak around in foliage, and put out lights, all of which are more in line with a Splinter Cell game.
  • The game is said to be internally scheduled for a fall 2024 release and is one of Ubisoft's ten planned games in the series. AC: Mirage is the first of the planned titles to be released, having been revealed alongside Red. It is expected to have a gameplay premiere at E3 and a release later this year. A VR title codenamed "Project Nexus" is also expected to be announced at E3, with a release date later this year and a sequel already in the works.

Other recent Ubisoft news:

  • Guillaume Carmona, the former managing director at Beyond Good and Evil 2 developer Ubisoft Montpellier, left the studio in February amid a labor investigation from France's Inspection du Travail. He had reportedly been absent from the studio since the beginning of the year, with Beyond Good and Evil 2 still in development hell after over 15 years.
  • Ubisoft’s 2018 Far Cry 5 has received a next-gen update, bringing the game’s frame rate up to 60 FPS on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. The update is available now, and the title will also receive a free weekend running from March 23–27 on all platforms.
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