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Assassin’s Creed Codename Red is now Assassin’s Creed Shadows

Assassin's Creed Shadows
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With over three years passed since the release of Valhalla, the last major entry in the Assassin’s Creed series, Ubisoft is gearing up to reveal its follow up. Previously only known as Assassin’s Creed Codename Red, it now has an official title of Assassin’s Creed Shadows. And later this week we’ll be finding out more.

On 15th May at 5pm BST/9am PT, a full reveal for Assassin’s Creed Shadows on the official Ubisoft YouTube channel will lift the lid on the eagerly-awaited next chapter in the Assassin’s Creed series. We know little, officially, so far, other than it’s set to take place in feudal Japan. Rumours since its announcement, however, have indicated that it may have a dual-protagonist set-up, with one character being a samurai and another a ninja.

For Assassin’s Creed fans desperate to know more and with time on their hands, a countdown to Assassin’s Creed Shadows’ reveal has started on social media. It’s here where an hourglass puzzle awaits, with those able to solve it being rewarded. For everyone else, the stream on Wednesday is where it’s at.

It should be noted that Assassin’s Creed Shadows isn’t the only game in the Assassin’s Creed series currently in development. We’re still awaiting more information on the seemingly horror-like Assassin’s Creed Codename Hexe, for example, and then there’s Assassin’s Creed Jade currently in development for mobile. Needless to say, Assassin’s Creed Shadows isn’t the only things series fans have to look forward to.

Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!