Assassin’s Creed Red – rumours claim will feature first real-life assassin

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Posted November 14, 2023 by Richard Lee Breslin in Gaming News, PC, PS4, PSN, Rumour, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
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Rumours have been making the rounds recently in relation to the next game from Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series.

For the most part, the Assassin’s Creed series has been loosely based on historic events during specific time periods with a lot of wriggle room and its fair share of exaggerations. However, the series has never featured a main playable protagonist based on a real-life person, but that may be about to change.

It is expected that Assassin’s Creed Red will be released in 2024 and we know that it will be set during feudal Japan. What’s more, as reported by Insider Gaming sources claim that the main protagonist will be the historical figure, Yasuke, an African samurai, believed to be from Mozambique and is said to have arrived in Japan during the late 1500s and was apparently given the name “Yasuke” by Nobunaga Oda, a powerful warlord.

Insider Gaming also reports that the origins story of Yasuke will change in the game with him apparently arriving in Japan on the shores from a wrecked slave ship, instead of arriving as an Italian missionary. It is also claimed that Yasuke will be one of two playable characters with the second being a female ninja.

As always, we should take all unconfirmed rumours with a pinch of salt, no matter how believable. Hopefully, Ubisoft will reveal more details on Assassin’s Creed Red in the coming months.

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