Assassin's Creed Japan codenamed Red

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The one you've been waiting for.

Fans of Assassin’s Creed have long wishlisted a game set in feudal Japan, and earlier this year their prayers were finally answered when Ubisoft confirmed one was in the works. Codenamed ‘Red,’ the game was presumed years away from launch, but as it turns out the date might be much sooner. A recent job listing suggests it could be coming in 2024.

Assassin’s Creed Set in Japan Possibly Launching in 2024

Earlier this year, Arisa Lagunzad, a business development and brand partnership executive at Ubisoft, expressed in a LinkedIn post their quest for a Japanese collaborator to join forces on what they anticipate to be the “biggest blockbuster of 2024.”

The post was spotted earlier this week by Access The Animus, but it has since redacted any mention of the year. Still, the LinkedIn adverts Japanese text still reads: “We are seeking sponsoring partner for this title Assassin’s Creed Codename RED for next year.

Not to mention, translations of the original text in Google Translate and online translation tool DeepL also both appear to confirm that the action RPG will be released in 2024.

According to a recent report from Insider Gaming in February, Codename Red is set to be released next year. The report indicated that the game is in a good state of development and will include two playable characters, with a major emphasis on stealth gameplay.

In September of last year, Ubisoft unveiled the future plans for the Assassin’s Creed franchise by announcing Codename Red as one of the six upcoming installments in the series.

The announcement stated that the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Mirage, scheduled for release this year, will be followed by two flagship games with codenames Red and Hexe. These games will be integrated into the Infinity franchise hub, which was introduced as part of the live service initiative announced in 2021.

According to its publisher, the company is developing at least six new entries in the long-running series Assassin’s Creed. These entries, which are being made by Ubisoft Quebec, the developer of Odyssey, and have the same creative director, will mark the beginning of what Ubisoft refers to as “period three” in the series. Assassin’s Creed has sold over 200 million copies since its launch in 2007.

The next iteration of the franchise is called Mirage and harkens back to the original game, with a stealth-centric gameplay design that pivots away from recent RPGs like Valhalla and Odyssey. It will feature a much smaller and more focused map.