Assassin’s Creed is finally coming to feudal Japan

Assassin’s Creed is finally coming to feudal Japan following endless rumours and speculation. However, it won’t arrive anytime soon.

Rumours of Assassin’s Creed having a historic Japanese setting have been making the internet rounds for years. Judging by social media comments, it’s also one of the most requested settings from fans of the series too.

Fans have been waiting for this release!

Thankfully, fans of the Assassin’s Creed series will finally be getting their wish with the entry currently dubbed “Assassin’s Creed Codename RED”. Little is known about Codename RED at this time, however, that hasn’t stopped fans from being excited by this announcement.

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Codename RED was revealed during the Assassin’s Creed Showcase over the weekend via the Ubisoft Forward digital event.

What do we know about Assassin’s Creed Japan?

We know that it will be developed by Ubisoft Quebec, the studio behind Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Jonathan Dumont will be its creative director. Codename Red will be a flagship entry in the series and just like entries since AC Origins, it will be an “open-world RPG” adventure.

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While we currently know next to nothing about Codename RED’s story, the press release provided by Ubisoft tells players that they “will be able to explore a long-awaited setting for an Assassin’s Creed game: feudal Japan and all its shinobi fantasies.

When will Assassin’s Creed Japan be released?

At this time, we can only guess. Ubisoft hasn’t even revealed a release window. However, going by recent rumours, Assassin’s Creed Japan won’t release until 2024 “at the earliest”. Furthermore, if the 2024 release window is current, it might be safe to assume that it will launch for PC, PS5 as well as Xbox Series X|S.

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Also during Ubisoft Forward, Assassin’s Creed Mirage was officially revealed with a nostalgic trailer featuring a beloved character from a previous game.

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