Assassin's Creed Shadows is set in Japan with Shinobi and Samurai characters

Two for the power of one

While the Japanese Yen’s descent is slowing down, the videogames set in Feudal Japan are on the rise. Ghost of Tsushima, Rise of the Ronin, Trek to Yomi and now Assassin's Creed Shadows. Slated for a November 15th release, Shadows will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC, and Amazon Luna. 

This time around, you'll be controlling two characters: Naoe, a skilled shinobi assassin, and Yasuke, a legendary samurai warrior. Each character has a unique skill set and progression path, letting you choose between stealthy takedowns or head-on combat.

The game boasts a sprawling open world that reflects the changing seasons, with bustling towns, serene shrines, and imposing castles. Exploration is key, and you'll build a network of spies to uncover secrets and hunt down targets.  Allies with specialized skills can also be recruited to aid you on missions. 

But that's not all! Shadows is introducing a customizable hideout where you can train your crew, build structures, and decorate your space –  basically, your own personal ninja lair! 

Pre-order bonuses include an extra quest, with even more content available in the Gold, Ultimate, and Collector's Editions. The Collector's Edition comes with some seriously cool physical goodies, including a steelbook case, a world map, and a life-size katana tsuba (guard). We haven't seen gameplay yet, but Ubisoft promises a first look in June. Oh, and Ubisoft Pune has worked on the game as well.