Assassin’s Creed Shadows Release Date May Have Been Leaked by Ubisoft Already

Seems like we're getting the game later this year.

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  • According to a leak, Assassin's Creed will likely arrive in November this year.
  • A curious fan managed to find this info through Ubisoft's own YouTube channel.
  • Assassin's Creed Shadows will be set in Feudal Japan, exploring an untold story.
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Recently, Ubisoft put up a YouTube video on its channel that will premiere on May 15 (9 AM PT). This is the reveal for Assassin’s Creed Shadows, which was previously titled Assassin’s Creed Red. The name change itself has been a surprise, and fans eagerly await more details.

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A curious fan has uncovered some details about the game’s potential launch date. If the rumors are true, it looks like we’ll be getting the game towards the end of this year. Furthermore, the upcoming trailer will likely give gamers a better idea of what to expect.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows Is Likely to Arrive Later This Year

We're approaching a Feudal Japan RPG slowly but surely with Assassin's Creed Shadows.
We’re approaching a Feudal Japan RPG slowly but surely with Assassin’s Creed Shadows.

Wario64 on Twitter has uncovered a little something that will make Assassin’s Creed fans excited. Upon browsing through the YouTube premiere’s details, it seems that 15 November 2024 is the date Assassin’s Creed Shadows arrives.

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While this date isn’t exactly too close or confirmed that it is actually Assassin’s Creed Shadows release date, it gives ample time for devs and publishers to bring us more trailers, news, and information about the game. What better way to create hype for the game? If the game succeeds in bringing back the franchise to all its glory, it can likely be a contender in time for GOTY 2025.

The game is to arrive on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X and PC. Do keep in mind that this leak is still just speculation and launch dates tend to shift and change based on development cycles. Fortunately, Ubisoft usually has a decent reputation for planning and bringing out games based on initial plans.

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From Red to Shadows, What Do We Know So Far?

An untold story of a samurai in a familiar environment.
An untold story of a samurai in a familiar environment.

Previously known as Assassin’s Creed Red, the game has already been speculated to a large extent. Even though not many fans agree and feel excited about its narrative, the game is going to dive into territories that the franchise hasn’t explored before.

Take for example the setting itself. Based in feudal Japan, the game will tell a story about a samurai who’s on a quest that may feel a little familiar to those who are fans of Ghost of Tsushima. However, the game’s distinct setting in a vast open-world RPG tries to keep it in a unique spot.

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Given how the franchise isn’t exactly new to historical tales told in massive landscapes, it will be fascinating to see how Assassin’s Creed Shadows dives into a story that’s never been told before. The name ‘Shadows‘ itself hints at a narrative around legacy and stealth. Two ideas that the franchise handles pretty well.

What do you think of Assassin’s Creed Shadows so far? Are there certain things you would like to see in the game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Written by Tanay Sharma

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Tanay wears more hats than Red Dead Redemption 2 characters. He's a musician, writer, voice-over artist and adores interactive media. His favourite games are the ones with memorable stories and characters. He's pursuing a master's degree in Behavioural Sciences. No, he won't read your mind.