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Assassin's Creed Shadows Shows Off New Combat and Stealth Gameplay

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Assassin's Creed Shadows, launching on November 15, revealed 13 minutes of brand-new gameplay footage at Ubisoft Forward. In the walkthrough, Yasuke arrives in Fukuchiyama to track a corrupt daimyo. His trail leads him to confront a samurai who is abusing his power, and it's here that Assassin's Creed Shadows showcases its new combat, featuring destructible armor, devastating but risky posture attacks, and multiweapon combat. Yasuke crushes his foes with massive swings from his powerful kanabo before dispatching the samurai in a duel of katanas.

When the time comes to assassinate the daimyo inside his castle, players will be able to choose between Naoe and Yasuke; in the walkthrough, we see Naoe take the lead on infiltrating the towering complex. The stealthiest Assassin yet, Naoe has a host of tools at her disposal that allow her to strike silently and move about unseen. She can go prone and crawl through tall grass, peek around corners, or extinguish lights to hide in the shadows. She can swing and climb using her grappling hook, knock out NPCs, assassinate targets from a distance using her kusarigama, and more.



Assassin's Creed Shadows' world features dynamic seasons and weather that will affect gameplay. If she infiltrates at night (as she does in the walkthrough), Naoe is harder to detect, doubly so when the rain picks up and muffles her sounds. Because the mission takes place in the spring, she is able to hide in bushes and sneak underwater through a pond - but in the winter, the pond would be frozen, the bushes wouldn't have the leaves to hide her, and the snow would reveal her footsteps.

For more details, check out our gameplay walkthrough breakdown with Game Director Charles Benoit and Art Director Thierry Dansereau.

Assassin's Creed Shadows is available for preorder now and launches on November 15 on PS5, 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. The game will also be coming to iPad at a later date. Players who purchase the Gold Edition, Ultimate Edition, Collector Edition, or have a Ubisoft+ Premium subscription can play the game three days early on November 12. For a limited time, new subscribers get 4 months free with Ubisoft+ Premium - Yearly and play Assassin's Creed Shadows Ultimate Edition 3 days early. Offer lasts until July 11.


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Buy, get now, wishlist today, pre-order to receive everything today ... Tired of this nonsense. Even if the game is ok - remember that your fridge will punish you and no one else
 

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Clearly outdated lighting engine because weak ass consoles are too slow for Ray Tracing
 

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Ubisoft, the Publisher that buys a gun and bullets and promptly shoots themselves in the foot. Perhaps Ubisoft has outdone themselves in the parade of AssCreed silliness this time?
 
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Wake me up when Ubisoft actually manages to reach the heights of Ezio trilogy again. But this is some monkey paw, I remember for years people talked about how cool a Sengoku-era Japan AC would be. Well, here we are.

About Yasuke - don’t really care either way, he IS a historical figure, though making him a badass samurai fighting other samurai when he was, most likely, a sword-bearer and a servant and not a fighter, is s choice. But then this is AC, a series where Machiavelli is an assassin fighting against Cesare Borgia, who is an insane megalomaniac. We’ve left historical accuracy back a long time ago.
 
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Just finished Ghost of Tsushima DC.

GOT is like an essay.
Studying samurai culture on being the people's role model, duty, sacrifice, honesty, and to be a leader with kindness and self-respect.
And how all the teachings failed in actually protecting the people.
The journey of SaKai Jin showed the ultimate struggle between the way of samurai and the way of people.


On the other hand, from this AC Shadows trailer.
It is like a comic book, you know they made this up for a perspective, and glue the japanese pieces around it.
I don't see anything related to the actual samurai culture / mentality / teachings.
Since Yasuke was a slave, he did not receive any samurai teaching.
He is just someone happened to be in a samerai armour (and a wrong one for his rank)
Calling him a samurai is like calling a peasant in some stolen plate armour a knight.
Which is, incredibly pathetic.

The Naoe part is actually good.
Reminds me of Tenchu series.
They should have just use Naoe as the main character
And build up a shinobi story from it.
Yasuke could be a side character to help her.
 
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What's with the crappy combat system?? Too slow? Also this look like it took a lot of inspiration from Ghost of Tsushima. Cherry blossom, leaves falling, etc
 

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To all those dying to make it all about race - it's a fucking game with a terrible sci-fi element. If you want 100% history, go join a historical society and read some books.
 
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To all those dying to make it all about race - it's a fucking game with a terrible sci-fi element. If you want 100% history, go join a historical society and read some books.

Hold up.

Can we just agree to disagree and just call it a terrible game?
 
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Ubisoft, the Publisher that buys a gun and bullets and promptly shoots themselves in the foot. Perhaps Ubisoft has outdone themselves in the parade of AssCreed silliness this time?
That's why Ubisoft...

Just finished Ghost of Tsushima DC.

GOT is like an essay.
Studying samurai culture on being the people's role model, duty, sacrifice, honesty, and to be a leader with kindness and self-respect.
And how all the teachings failed in actually protecting the people.
The journey of SaKai Jin showed the ultimate struggle between the way of samurai and the way of people.


On the other hand, from this AC Shadows trailer.
It is like a comic book, you know they made this up for a perspective, and glue the japanese pieces around it.
I don't see anything related to the actual samurai culture / mentality / teachings.
Since Yasuke was a slave, he did not receive any samurai teaching.
He is just someone happened to be in a samerai armour (and a wrong one for his rank)
Calling him a samurai is like calling a peasant in some stolen plate armour a knight.
Which is, incredibly pathetic.

The Naoe part is actually good.
Reminds me of Tenchu series.
They should have just use Naoe as the main character
And build up a shinobi story from it.
Yasuke could be a side character to help her.
That's why companies should not enter the sensitive area, they don't know a single thing about. The running the stereotipical train, doesn't lead to anything good. Dunno how much more times these companies like Ubi, EA, MS, and other need to fail, in order to understand their mistakes and flawed thinking.
 
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About Yasuke - don’t really care either way, he IS a historical figure, though making him a badass samurai fighting other samurai when he was, most likely, a sword-bearer and a servant and not a fighter, is s choice. But then this is AC, a series where Machiavelli is an assassin fighting against Cesare Borgia, who is an insane megalomaniac. We’ve left historical accuracy back a long time ago.

Centuries old secret war between templars and assassins, and the group called "assassins" are the good guys. What part of this ever led you to think there would be any historical accuracy at all? :D

The games were never designed to be historically accurate, they use elements of real history to enrich their story and because the human race sucks they've been able to mash together some pretty incredible stuff: just look at the entire Borgia plot line, the reality is pretty outstanding too.

About the new game all I have to say is neat, finally the long waited Feudal Japan AC game, maybe they'll do modern age next and perhaps finally finish the series? The last one I played was Black Flag, the story was already going all over the place and from what I read it has only gotten worse so I don't see myself having much interest in getting back into this franchise if there's still no end in sight.
 
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Wake me up when Ubisoft actually manages to reach the heights of Ezio trilogy again. But this is some monkey paw, I remember for years people talked about how cool a Sengoku-era Japan AC would be. Well, here we are.

About Yasuke - don’t really care either way, he IS a historical figure, though making him a badass samurai fighting other samurai when he was, most likely, a sword-bearer and a servant and not a fighter, is s choice. But then this is AC, a series where Machiavelli is an assassin fighting against Cesare Borgia, who is an insane megalomaniac. We’ve left historical accuracy back a long time ago.
Doesn't this end up as well they have been terrible for a while now, so it is ok for the new thing to be terrible? I tend to judge things as an individual product. These games are loosely linked at this point at best. They are just third person action games they optimize for an SEO search of eden, assassin, and templar.

Logic in use would dictate that if you have had bad judgement and given bad advice to people it is ok, because you usually do that.
 
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