Assassin’s Creed Shadows coming to Xbox Series X|S in November

It’s official! We’ll be able to start unlocking the Assassin’s Creed Shadows achievements in November. As announced in the upcoming Xbox open-world game’s reveal trailer, Assassin’s Creed Shadows launches for Xbox Series X|S on November 15.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows coming to Xbox Series X|S on November 15

Assassin’s Creed Shadows, previously known as Assassin’s Creed Red, will allow you to “switch seamlessly” between dual protagonists Naoe, a shinobi assassin from the Iga Province, and Yasuke, a “powerful samurai of historical legend.” Ubisoft says you will “discover their personal stories, meet pivotal historical figures, and shape the duo’s common destiny as they usher in a new era for Japan.”

Both Naoe and Yasuke feature different playstyles and have their own progression paths, skills, weapon options, and stats. With Naoe, you will experience “refined infiltration mechanics using light, noise, shadows, and changing surroundings to avoid detection from enemies,” Ubisoft says. As for Yasuke, you will be able to take on larger groups of enemies with “brutal precision.”

Playing as both characters, you will explore a “vast open world with a variety of landscapes evolving through weather and seasons.” While adventuring through 16th-century Japan, you will also need to build up a network of spies to help you discover new areas and hunt down targets. Ubisoft says allies with “highly specialized skills and abilities can also be recruited to help during missions,” and you will have your own hideout available to customize and train your new crew.

As is the Ubisoft way, there are several editions of Assassin’s Creed Shadows. The Gold Edition costs $109.99 and includes the base game, three days early access, and a Season Pass, which features a bonus quest on day one, extra content, and two expansions. The Ultimate Edition costs $129.99 and includes all the extra content featured in the Gold Edition, but you also get the Assassin’s Creed Shadows Ultimate Pack, which includes character and hideout cosmetics, five extra skill points, and “The Red Dragon filter in Photo mode.” The Standard Edition is priced at $69.99. All who pre-order the game will also be granted a bonus quest called Thrown to the Dogs. Assassin’s Creed Shadows will also be included with Ubisoft+ upon release.

Ubisoft says we can expect a gameplay reveal for Assassin’s Creed Shadows in June. If you want to get up to speed with the Assassin’s Creed timeline before then, check out our Assassin’s Creed games in order article on how to play through the series in both chronological and release order.

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