Assassin’s Creed Codename Red (or Assassin’s Creed Red) is the next major entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise from Ubisoft, though we’ve heard very little about it since its reveal last year. However, new details have leaked that might give us an indication of the Feudal Japan-based game’s planned release window, characters, combat and more.
The report originates from Insider Gaming which recently laid out a bunch of new details for Assassin’s Creed Codename Red. The report starts off with mentioning that Ubisoft is planning to launch the game sometime in holiday 2024, though due to the company’s tendency to delay titles, it recommends taking this with a grain of salt. Furthermore, first details of the game will likely appear in early 2024. A previous report also claimed that it will launch in 2024.
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Going into the characters of Assassin’s Creed Codename Red, the game will reportedly feature a male samurai and a female shinobi. The male samurai is seemingly an African refugee who learned the way of the creed and based on earlier reports, he might be based on the first real-life African samurai, Yasuke. The male samurai will have a playstyle that emphasises being brute with heavy attacks, while the female shinobi is described as being more agile. Both characters will have different traits and weapons to make them unique from one another.
In the gameplay department, Assassin’s Creed Codename Red will focus on stealth, taking some pointers from the Splinter Cell series. Players will be able to use shadows to conceal themselves as well as extinguish torches to remain in the dark. Enemy bodies can also be picked up and moved to hiding locations. There will also be a layer of environmental destruction that allows players to break plenty of objects in the world such as screen doors. However, the report states that destructible environments won’t be as in-depth as the Battlefield franchise.
Finally, the report mentions that the game will launch on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC – the first Assassin’s Creed game to be completely current-gen as this year’s Mirage will launch on PS4 and Xbox One as well.
Assassin’s Creed Codename Red‘s development isn’t without some degree of controversy, though. Last year, the game’s director, Jonathan Dumont, was outed with abuse allegations, such as making unwanted sexual advances towards female workers, with caused plenty of contention with developers. This follows a series of scathing allegations directed at plenty of Ubisoft leads and executives in the past. As far as we can tell, Dumont is still attached as the game’s director.
As with all reports, take this with a pinch of salt for now until we get official confirmation from Ubisoft.
Source: Insider Gaming