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Assassin's Creed Shadows Cover Apparently Leaks, Reveals Two Possible Heroes

The game looks like it will feature two protagonists.


The cover for Assassin's Creed Shadows seems to have leaked, and it looks like players will be able assume the roles of two heroes. [Update: The debut trailer for Assassin's Creed Shadows has premiered, further suggesting the game will feature dual protagonists when it releases in November.]

The leaked cover features a black male samurai named Yasuke and a female shinobi named Naoe. According to Insider Gaming, Yasuke was on a slave ship when it was attacked and everyone else on it was killed. He was the lone survivor, being rescued and brought to Japan. There, he took up learning the art of the samurai under Nobunga.

While there weren't many details about Naoe, apparently she starts off as Yasuke's enemy. However, they eventually become allies in order to reunify Japan. The series has been known to include real-life historical figures. Some that will appear in Assassin's Creed Shadow are reportedly Naoe's father, who is Fujibayashi Nagato, as well as Oda Nobunaga, Akechi Mitsuhide, Hattori Hanzo, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Kōdai-in, Oichi, Ashikaga Yoshiaki, and Akechi Kagemitsu.

Assassin's Creed Shadows is the new name for Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed set in Japan, which was previously Codename Red. The full reveal for the game airs on May 15 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET. The release date is also reportedly November 15.

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