Assassin's Creed Shadows gets a stylish new trailer at Xbox Games Showcase

Assassin's Creed Shadows
(Image credit: Ubisoft)

Assassin's Creed Shadows just got an all-new trailer blending story and gameplay at the Xbox Games Showcase as part of the Summer Game Fest 2024 event.

This latest trailer, debuting ahead of Ubisoft's presentation on June 11, gave us another look at the feudal Japanese setting and the journey of the game's dual protagonists: Naoe Fujibayashi and Yasuke.

This is one of the first looks at gameplay, showing Naoe's penchant for stealth and sabotage, mixed with Yasuke's fierce environment-destroying power. All this is set against gorgeous environmental design as we're used to seeing from the Assassin's Creed series.

Judging from the gameplay trailer, Naoe very much plays like a classic Assassin's Creed protagonist, similar to Altair and Ezio. She's incredibly agile and seems to seamlessly transition from assassinations to movement. It all looks incredibly fluid and bodes well for fans of the series' earliest entries.

Yasuke, meanwhile, looks to be embracing the more aggressive style of latter Assassin's Creed RPGs with their focus on hard-hitting combat. His fighting style looks incredibly brutal, in addition to being able to stun enemies into intimidation with a bellowing shout. The trailer shows that he'll be able to equip different weapon types, too, including an odachi (basically a massive katana) and a polearm.

Assassin's Creed Shadows is launching on November 15, 2024 for PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC. A full gameplay reveal will be showcased at the Ubisoft Forward presentation, which is taking place tomorrow, June 10. Hopefully, this will give us a much deeper dive at Shadows' various systems including combat and character progression.

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