Assassin’s Creed Red’s feminine protagonist has seemingly leaked on-line. As per Eurogamer, Ubisoft author Pierre Boudreau inadvertently set his LinkedIn header picture to characteristic the unnamed lead, who’s seen carrying the long-lasting hooded cloak in opposition to a crimson background, whereas wielding a katana. The unique photograph that includes the signature brand has since been changed with a picture of Eivor, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s protagonist. This aligns with the studio’s personal claims from a 2022 presentation, the place it confirmed that gamers will probably be despatched into feudal Japan for its upcoming instalment, which is alleged to revisit open-world RPG components.
Currently, Assassin’s Creed Codename Red doesn’t have a launch date, although a 2024 window was rumoured earlier this yr, which matches in keeping with Ubisoft’s annual launch cycle components. An InsiderGaming report additional revealed that the sport will characteristic two lead characters — the aforementioned feminine shinobi and an African refugee-turned-samurai, who appears to be impressed by the real-life Yasuke, who was lively through the Sengoku Period in Japan. It’s unclear how these two characters will co-exist within the sport — as for whether or not we get to play as each or just decide both one in the beginning, akin to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, stays to be seen. Despite, returning to the controversial open-world fashion, it seems that Assassin’s Creed Red will probably be heavy on stealth, as gamers disguise in shadows and extinguish torches from afar.
Ubisoft Quebec — recognized for growing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey — is tasked with creating Assassin’s Creed Red beneath Jonathan Dumont’s route. It is a part of the writer’s upcoming central hub referred to as Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which is designed to tie in a bunch of various AC titles collectively, with plans for some standalone multiplayer experiences sooner or later. “Infinity is going to be a hub that will unite all of our different experiences and our players together in meaningful ways,” Marc-Alexis Côté, VP, Assassin’s Creed, stated on the 2022 Ubisoft Forward occasion. At the time, Ubisoft additionally confirmed a darkish entry to the AC franchise, codenamed Hexe, which was set through the latter levels of the Holy Roman Empire, amidst the witch trials. A teaser for a similar was additionally dropped, which revealed a talisman within the forest, formed just like the Assassin’s Creed brand.
Earlier this month, the writer launched Assassin’s Creed Mirage, which grew to become Ubisoft’s largest new-gen launch by way of unit gross sales, in beneath every week. In that point, gamers collectively took 60 million leaps of religion and spent 479 years parkouring the rooftops of ninth-century Baghdad. We additionally received a launch date for the long-gestating Assassin’s Creed VR undertaking, referred to as Nexus, which is able to play out from views of three iconic assassins from the sequence — Ezio Auditore, Connor Kenway, and Kassandra. The sport is now out there to pre-order on the Meta Quest VR and launches November 16.