Assassin's Creed Shadows gives a first look at gameplay with its dual protagonists in a new trailer

Ubisoft showed off first gameplay for Assassin's Creed Shadows at the Xbox Games Showcase 2024 event. It highlights the distinct differences between protagonists Naoe and Yasuke as the former prefers stealth tactics to get the upper-hand on her foes, while the latter takes a frontline direct approach with his arsenal of samurai gear.

Naoe sticks to shadows traversing along rooftops and higher-elevated platforms to get a rough idea on the overall position of nearby enemies. She has the series' iconic wristblade weapon and can dispose of her foes in one strike from behind.

Yasuke can charge through walls into unaware enemies. He can fight multiple enemies at once with ease. Some of the weapons he's seen wielding in the new trailer is a katana and naginata.

An extended 13-minute gameplay walkthrough for Assassin's Creed Shadows is coming on June 10 during the Ubisoft Forward event.

Assassin's Creed Shadows is launching on November 15 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (Ubisoft StoreEpic Games Store); the title will also be available on Amazon Luna and Macs with Apple silicon via the Mac App Store.

Today during the Ubisoft Forward Conference, Ubisoft showcased a Gameplay Walkthrough for Assassin’s Creed Shadows, the upcoming installment of the series immersing players into the chaos of 16th-century Japan. With development led by Ubisoft Québec*, the game will release worldwide on November 15th on Ubisoft+**, PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, Amazon Luna, Macs with Apple silicon via the Mac App Store***, and Windows PC through the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games Store. Ubisoft also announced today the game will be coming to iPad*** at a later date.

As the official CPU and GPU partner for Assassin’s Creed Shadows, Intel and Ubisoft have joined forces once again to benefit gamers globally. Assassin’s Creed Shadows, built from the ground up in the latest version of Anvil, will be optimized for Intel’s performance hybrid core architecture – ensuring the best experience happens on Intel Core 14th Gen processors.

The Gameplay Walkthrough mission shown at the conference takes place in the castle town of Fukuchiyama in Tamba Province, where Naoe and Yasuke are hunting down a corrupted daimyo. The gameplay illustrates the complementary dynamic between the two playable heroes: Naoe, the agile and stealthy Shinobi, and Yasuke, the combat-focused Samurai. Fighting on opposite sides at the beginning of the game, they will unite around common goals. As they usher in a new era for Japan, players will be able to switch characters at any time in the open world and make use of their unique mix of skills and weapons to tackle situations and face varied enemies in different ways.

Naoe embodies the essence of a Shinobi Assassin. From a versatile grappling hook that allows for stealthy in-air assassinations and greater mobility, to kunai and her custom Hidden Blade for swift eliminations, she has access to a diverse arsenal of tools to strike from the shadows. While more vulnerable in close combat, she can skillfully deflect,dodge enemy strikes, and retaliate with lethal precision, using light, her surroundings, and structures around her to topple her foes.

Yasuke is tailored for direct confrontations, relying on his exceptional combat skills and mastery of Samurai weaponry. Whether wielding the Katana for decisive strikes, opting for raw power with the Kanabo, or engaging opponents from a distance with lethal flint rifle called Teppo, he can handle multiple enemies at once.

In addition, players can take advantage of a new exploration feature called the “Spy Network”. Naoe and Yasuke can send out their spies to scout locations to uncover useful information about target locations, habits, and other world secrets.

Players who purchase the Gold Edition, Ultimate Edition, Collector Edition, or with a Ubisoft+ Premium subscription can play the game three days early on November 12th. Fans pre-ordering Assassin’s Creed Shadows will receive an additional quest for any pre-ordered edition. For more information on Assassin’s Creed, please visit:

*Along with the following co-devs studios: Ubisoft Barcelona, Ubisoft Belgrade, Ubisoft Bordeaux, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Chengdu, Ubisoft Kyiv, Ubisoft Milan, Ubisoft Montpellier, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Odesa, Ubisoft Osaka, Ubisoft Philippines, Ubisoft Pune, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Singapore, Ubisoft Sofia, Ubisoft Toronto, and with the support of our teams in Tokyo.

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***Standard edition

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