Assassin's Creed Codename RED: everything we know so far

Assassin's Creed Codename RED: everything we know so far

Assassin's Creed Codename RED

We have to admit, we too were pleasantly surprised at the announcement of Assassin's Creed Codename RED. The much desired Assassin's Creed set in feudal Japan is finally here! Or rather, it will come, because for now we don't know that much: we know the working title, Codename RED, and we know that it will be the next main chapter of the saga after Assassin's Creed Mirage, which will be released in 2023.

Non there is a period or a release date, nor are the publication platforms confirmed, also because together with Codename RED Ubisoft has also announced the mobile title, Assassin's Creed Codename JADE, and another main chapter, Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe. In addition, he has provided some details on what Assassin's Creed Infinity is, although there are still many obscure elements about this particular hub.

But despite the little information available, the speculation about this new chapter is not they kept waiting. So let's take a closer look at what we know so far about Assassin's Creed Codename RED and what this new adventure set in feudal Japan might have in store!

What is Assassin's Creed RED

The symbolic image of Assassin's Creed Codename RED "Assassin's Creed Codename RED is the new chapter in development at Ubisoft Quebec (the creators of Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Assassin's Creed Syndicate) under the guidance of Creative Director Jonathan Dumont. The game will be the next evolution of the style Assassin's Creed open world RPG and will take players to long-awaited feudal Japan. "

This is Ubisoft's meager answer to the question "what is Assassin's Creed Codename RED", but there have been a few extra details over the past few hours. Let's start with what leaked during the press conference, on the occasion of Ubisoft Forward: we know that in Codename RED we will see the return of a strong role-playing component, in line with what we have seen with the last chapters of the series. This means that we will have a very large open world map, several dialogue options and a character progression in full RPG style.

Not all players may have appreciated the twist of the franchise that took place with Assassin's Creed Origins in 2017, and perhaps it is also for this reason that the strategy of Ubisoft and of the new Executive President of the Assassin's Creed Franchise, Marc-Alexis Côté, seems to point towards a diversification of the formula. A striking example is Assassin's Creed Mirage, a more contained game, which looks to the past with a more linear and narrative-centric adventure.

The setting of Assassin's Creed RED

The Feudal Japan, like that of Ghost of Tsushima, always exerts a great fascination on players The Japanese setting that we will see in Assassin's Creed RED has always been one of the most desired by fans of the series. Its charm does not derive only from the evocative scenarios, but also and above all from the Japanese culture. As we know, the mythological dimension has started to play an increasingly important role in Assassin's Creed, and feudal Japan can count on fascinating mythological figures, taken from a culture strongly linked to spirituality. A choice that could also affect the plot. But it is really too early to talk about it.

As for the precise period in which Codename RED will be set, we have no confirmation. There is talk of a rather large period of time, between the twelfth century and the beginning of the seventeenth, when the presence of ninja in Japanese territory is historically attested. This means that the events of Codename RED may even occur simultaneously with those seen in Assassin's Creed 2, set in the late 1400s.

The Assassin's Creed RED trailer

The short teaser trailer Assassin's Creed RED announcement lasts just 30 seconds and shows us a few frames of the setting and a ninja assassin.

The gameplay of Assassin's Creed RED

The ninja protagonist of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus If we had had to imagine an Assassin's Creed set in Japan, it would have been impossible not to think about the figure of the Shinobi. The short Assassin's Creed RED announcement teaser confirms the obvious, showing us an agile figure, masked and dressed in the classic black suit we're used to associating with ninjas.

Despite the stated intention of wanting to introduce a strong GDR component, with the freedom of approach to gameplay that it entails, this element leads us to assume that the stealth component will not be left in the background: we take for granted the presence of a skill tree with an important branch dedicated to acting in the shadows, but we would not mind the presence of a great variety of weapons and gadgets, which can diversify the approach to situations.

As for the actual combat system, we imagine that the amount of good done with Valhalla, refining and expanding the tried-and-tested formula with some small innovations to refresh everything.

The centrality of the GDR component also makes us imagine that the choice will return gender of the protagonist, as seen in Odyssey and Valhalla, but we would not be surprised to even see a character editor, with the possibility of completely customizing our alter ego.

Technical department of Assassin's Creed RED

The technical sector of Assassin's Creed RED could be a clear step forward compared to Valhalla We cannot but spend a few words also on the technical sector of Assassin's Creed Codename RED, which could be considerably more advanced than that of Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Assassin's Cred Mirage. In fact, Côté stated: "We wanted to mark a change from a technological and gameplay point of view, as we are moving to a complete next-gen - or current gen, as we call it - with PS5 and Xbox Series X". According to the Executive Producer, the Codename RED development team is looking to create "a more dynamic world" that "evolves" around the players. Some of the areas where the game aims to improve are visual fidelity, the complexity of the environments, animations and artificial intelligence systems. We also want everything you wear to evolve as you walk through this environment to show wear, and to improve the fidelity of the experiences we are building, to make the game look more realistic than ever. "

The development of Assassin's Creed RED

Assassin's Creed RED will be developed by the same division of Ubisoft that created Asassin's Creed Odyssey As we said at the beginning, Assassin's Creed Codename RED is the new chapter in development at Ubisoft Quebec under the guidance of Creative Director Jonathan Dumont. This is the team that pushed the hardest on the RPG component with Assassin's Creed Odyssey, introducing multiple dialogue options and even more superhuman powers than in the past.

Just like Valhalla, then, Ubisoft has confirmed that Codename RED will be supported for years after release, with expansions and other content to be announced later. Of course, along with Codename HEXE it will be part of Assassin's Cre and Infinity, Ubisoft's new hub dedicated entirely to the Assassin's Creed saga.

Finally, it should be a completely single-player adventure. Apparently, in fact, the multiplayer experience will return only as a stand alone component within Assassin's Creed Infinity.

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