Assassin’s Creed Red officially renamed as Shadows as Ubisoft preps reveal trailer

Assassin’s Creed Red officially renamed as Shadows as Ubisoft preps reveal trailer
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Jack Marsh

Last updated 

13th May 2024 17:47

Somehow, it has already been four years since the release of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, which proved to be one of the more well-received titles in the series, and six months since Mirage was released.

Mirage was a smaller title by design (despite being loved by the GGRecon team), and now Assassin's Creed: Codename Red is about to emerge from the shadows as, uh, Assassin's Creed: Shadows.

Ubisoft's Quebec studio has confirmed the Japanese entry now has a full title, but could it hint at a stealthier style of gameplay?

Ubisoft reveals Assassin's Creed Shadows, the upcoming Japanese-styled title


Having already built up Red to be "The biggest blockbuster of 2024", Ubisoft has set expectations high for the Assassin's Creed: Shadows.

The title's name alludes to a return to stealth, we can surmise, which will be music to the ears of Mirage fans who yearn for a return to the series' roots.

Leaks previously claimed that the new Assassin's Creed game will be targeting a March 2025 release, leaving just 18 months between instalments, although Insider Gaming reports it could be pushed to the end of 2024.

Either way, it looks like we're about to find out on May 15.

Ubisoft to air Assassin's Creed Shadows trailer this week

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In the Tokyo-looking teaser posted on social media, Ubisoft has now revealed that the trailer will be coming at 9 am PT (that's 5 pm BST) on May 15, where we will get a first look at what, or who, the guild will be looking to take down.

Reports suggest that the characters will include a Samurai and Shinobi, which have been ratified by the developers as one writer posted a Katana on a now-deleted LinkedIn post.

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Shadows comes as just one of a handful of Assassin's Creed games reported to be in development, with Hexe, Jade, and Infinity still to come.

Jack Marsh
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Jack Marsh
Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.
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