“African samurai straight bad*ss”: Assassin’s Creed Shadows Potential Cover Art Drops Ahead of Reveal, and It Points to a Return to Form for the Series

Leaked cover art of Assassin's Creed Shadows from credible dataminer sparks excitement.

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  • The potential cover art of Assassin's Creed Shadows has leaked ahead of the official reveal.
  • The cover art shows the two rumored protagonists of the game, Yasuke and Naoe.
  • The game reportedly features two protagonists; Yasuke is an African Samurai, whereas Naoe is a female Shinobi.
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The whole gaming world is right now excited about the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Shadows (formerly Codename Red). As of now, there is no solid information from the developers about the release date of the game. However, Ubisoft has posted a video on YouTube, premiering on May 15.


Fans are rooting for this video to reveal the release date. On the other hand, regular updates, leaks, and teases from the dataminers and leakers are taking the hype to a whole new level. And the newest leak regarding the cover art of the game exactly falls into this category.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows Potential Cover Art Has Leaked

Another Assassin's Creed Shadows leak is here.
Another Assassin’s Creed Shadows leak is here.

Recently, credible leaker and YouTuber j0nathan shared the potential cover art of Assassin’s Creed Shadows, which are now removed due to a copyright strike. This YouTuber has previously shared leaked details of Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, which came out to be true.


Seeing this leaked image, fans are hugely excited. The official reveal is scheduled for today and will give out more details on the game. Not only j0nathan, but another famous dataminer, @Ubisoft_Frax, has also shared several images of the artworks for the highly anticipated titles.


Frax has become a more renowned name recently in the Assassin’s Creed community, as this guy has leaked the prices of the Season Pass and other post-launch content for the game. Now, what did we get to know from the cover art? In this image, we can see two characters from the game: a samurai and a shinobi.

As per previous reports, the names of these characters are going to be Yasuke and Naoe, who are going to be the two protagonists of the game. The leaked image also seemingly proves the previous report true as well.

The Story of Assassin’s Creed Shadows

Yasuke and Naoe - the two protagonists of AC Shadows.
Yasuke and Naoe – the two protagonists of AC Shadows.

As revealed by Ubisoft back in 2022, the upcoming game is going to be based on feudal Japan with two playable protagonists, Yasuke and Naoe. Yauske is an African Samurai Warrior, whereas Naoe is a female Shinobi.


Yasuke’s story starts with him being a slave on a ship. Eventually, his ship got assaulted by a bunch of pirates, which led to killing everyone, including his wife. Yasuke himself was wounded and almost dead until he was brought to a temple in Japan.

This is where he learned how to become a samurai under Oda Nobunaga. Naoe’s story is a bit different. Before joining the clan, a member of the Order assassinated her family. And this incident makes her a part of the Assassins, aka Shinobi.


At the beginning of the game, Yasuke and Naoe were fierce enemies. However, later on, they became allies in their journey toward Japan’s unification. Assassin’s Creed Shadows leaked cover art has left fans restless. The artwork seems to put a confirmation stamp on the two rumored characters.

What’s your take on the leaked cover art? Let us know in the comment section.


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