The world premiere trailer for Assassin’s Creed Red (or Assassin’s Creed Codename Red) will reportedly arrive in May 2024, with a release date planned for November 2024. The news arrives from a Ubisoft Partner who claims to have heard the information from a trusted source. Unlike Mirage which was a considerably smaller project, Assassin’s Creed Red will be a massive mainline entry set in feudal Japan.
Twitter/X user BunnyTheVillain, who appears to be a Ubisoft Partner, claims that a source told them about Assassin’s Creed Red‘s reveal trailer arriving in May this year. Furthermore, a full gameplay showcase will reportedly be shown in July, followed by a November release date. It’s unclear how the unnamed source was able to retrieve this information, though we suspect they might have access to Ubisoft’s calendar and annual plans.
As for what we know about Assassin’s Creed Red, the game will reportedly be the ‘last of the Origins formula’, meaning it will likely feature gameplay similar to Origins and Odyssey with a large world and lite RPG elements. The gameplay is also said to be inspired by Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, while exploration will apparently take a few notes from Elden Ring as the map will not contain as many markers, encouraging players to explore the world.
We’ve heard a number of reports claim that there will be two playable protagonists: a female shinobi (likely named Naoi) and a male samurai seemingly modelled after real-life African samurai, Yasuke.
Ubisoft also came under fire when allegations against Assassin’s Creed Red‘s director, Jonathan Dumont, surfaced back in 2022. Several anonymous Ubisoft Quebec employees spoke out against Dumont’s harmful behaviour including “unwanted sexual advances, belittlement, fear of him or having seen his behaviour when in a bad mood.” According to his LinkedIn profile, he’s still employed at Ubisoft and currently leading the game’s development. It’s unknown if these allegations were proven true or if he faced any repurcussions.