Everything We Know About Assassin’s Creed Codename Red

Officially, not much is known about Assassin’s Creed Codename Red apart from the fact that the game is set in Ancient Japan and is in development at Ubisoft Quebec.

However, Insider Gaming has the inside scoop on details about the game, so here’s everything we know about Assassin’s Creed Codename Red.

Assassin’s Creed Red Release Date

It’s understood that Assassin’s Creed Red currently has a tentative release date of Holiday 2024. Given the fact that Ubisoft has had a tendency to delay the majority of its games in recent years, we recommend taking this release window with caution. However, from our understanding, Assassin’s Creed Red is fully playable and we expect to here more official details on the game early next year.

Assassin’s Creed Red Characters

Unlike most Assassin’s Creed games, Assassin’s Creed Red is understood to have two playable characters – a male Samurai and a female Shinobi.

The male Samurai is an African refugee who learned the way of the creed and following our original report, fans now believe this character could be based on Yasuke – the first African Samurai. Yasuke is known to be the first African samurai to serve in Japan in the late 1500’s. According to Thomas Lockley, co-author of African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan, Yasuke “was employed as muscle because missionaries aren’t allowed to have weapons”. It’s understood that this Assassin will have a similar role in Red – With the Samurai Assassin being the brute and broan with heavy attacks.

It’s unclear who exactly the female Shinobi could be based on in real life, but we understand that she will be a lot more agile compared to the Samurai.

One thing seems to be clear though, both characters will have completely different traits and weapons to make them unique from one another.

Assassin’s Creed Red Features

Insider Gaming learned earlier this year that a major feature of Assassin’s Creed Red will be stealth and will take some features from the Splinter Cell series. For example, players will be able to use shadows to conceal themselves as well as extinguish torches to stay in the dark (similar to shooting lights in Splinter Cell). Enemy bodies can also be picked up and moved into hard-to-find locations.

Another feature coming to Assassin’s Creed Red is destructible environments, which will allow players to break anything that you could expect to break in real life with the tools they have. Screen doors for example can be slashed and broken open. Whilst this isn’t a Battlefield-esque type of environmental destruction, it adds yet another layer to Assassin’s Creed Red that players will enjoy.

Assassin’s Creed Codename Red is scheduled to launch in late 2024 for the PlayStation 5, Xbox series X|S, and PC.

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  1. First Asian setting and they literally make sure you don’t have the option to play as Japanese male, along with the female ninja.

    French company doing French things. Prepare for a cringe romance as the native female protag falls in love with the foreign samurai that does everything better than any native samurai!

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