New Assassin’s Creed Shadows Key Art Leaks Online Ahead of Reveal

Several new images of Assassin’s Creed Shadows keyart have leaked online ahead of the game’s official reveal.

The images were first posted by dataminer user /u/fraxR6, who obtains information and images from the Ubisoft store backend. While the original images have since been deleted, Insider Gaming’s Mike Straw has uploaded the images to his Twitter account.

The images confirm Insider Gaming’s past reporting that the game will feature two protagonists, a male samurai named Yasuke and a female Shinobi named Naoe. Warning, some slight story spoilers ahead.

Yasuke’s story starts off with tragedy and unlike his real-life story, his story has been rewritten. In Assassin’s Creed Shadows, Yasuke was a slave traveling on a slave ship when it was attacked and everyone was killed, including his lover, but he survived. Yasuke was then rescued and brought to Japan, where he learned the way of the samurai under Nobunaga’s service. 

It’s understood that at the beginning of the game, Naoe and Yasuke are fierce enemies, but later become allies on their desire for Japan’s unification. 

Insider Gaming understands that the other historical characters to make their appearance in Assassin’s Creed Red include; Fujibayashi Nagato (Naoe’s father), Oda Nobunaga, Akechi Mitsuhide, Hattori Hanzo (returning character), Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Kōdai-in (Hideyoshi’s wife), Oichi, Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Akechi Kagemitsu, and more. 

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  1. I don’t have to think a lot. 🤷
    Naoe is the cannon already.🤩 At least she looks like an assassin.❣️
    Terrible idea to bring the Yasuke’s story in the Assassin’s Creed world. It doesn’t makes sense. Why to bring a historical character as a protagonist into the Assassin’s world? Nonsense!
    Unless…. Ubi deliberately picked this character for specific marketing targets 😉
    I won’t pre order anyway, I dont buy the story so far, I ll wait for the game to come out and see

    1. Both are cannon. The leaks suggest players will take control of both characters, similar to Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

    1. You’re also a joke. How many black people can there be in Japanese history? Why is he the protagonist?

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