We’ve waited so long for Assassin’s Creed in Japan – can Codename Red live up to the hype?

And just like that, Assassin’s Creed is heading to feudal Japan. After years of online speculation, longing fan conjecture, wistful rumors and ill-fated ‘leaks’ from those clearly no more in the know than any of the rest of us, The Animus has hit the jackpot. In the briefest of teases during Ubisoft’s jam-packed Assassin’s Creed Forward event – ​​in celebration of the long-serving stealth ’em up series’ 15-year anniversary – we saw a curved sword-donning ninja gracefully leaping onto a building, arms aloft, against a blistering blood red sunrise. Perched on a rooftop ridge, the hooded figure then flicked their wrist to reveal a concealed blade from within their sleeve, before smoke flooded the screen and a header read: Assassin’s Creed Codename Red.

“This is Codename Red, our next premium flagship title and the future of our open-world RPG game on Assassin’s Creed,” said Ubisoft’s Marc-Alexis Cote thereafter. “Developed by Ubisoft Quebec, the studio behind Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, it will let players explore one of their most awaited settings, feudal Japan, and they’ll live a very powerful shinobi fantasy.”

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