Assassin’s Creed Codename Red, the next in the long line of open-world stealth games, will see the player head to feudal Japan and is seemingly set to be the next major release in the series.
With 13 main games in the series, Assassin’s Creed continues to explore different locations across different points in history. Revealed by Ubisoft in 2022, Codename Red was shown to be set in feudal-era Japan. The game will seemingly see the cloaked assassins transformed into ninjas.
Japan has long been requested as a location for an Assassin’s Creed game and fans may not have to wait much longer. A Ubisoft staffer posted on LinkedIn in Japanese looking for contributors to “The biggest blockbuster of 2024,” indicating the possible release of Assassin’s Creed Codename Red next year.
Where will Assassin’s Creed Codename Red take place?
Assassin’s Creed: Red has been shown briefly to take place in Feudal Japan.
Assassin’s Creed Codename Red was shown alongside other in-the-works projects at Ubisoft including Codename: Hexe and Assassin’s Creed: Infinity. AC: Infinity was confirmed by executive producer Marc-Alexis Côté as a “hub” for future Assassin’s Creed games after Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, with Codename Hexe and Red being the next true games being hinted at.
There has been little information about whether Codename Hexe or Red will be the next game in the series, but an answer may have been unintentionally leaked by a member of the company. Ubisoft employee Arisa Lagunzad, who works in business development and brand management, made a post on LinkedIn in Japanese.
“Japan was the most requested history and culture from Assassin’s Creed fans. We are seeking a sponsoring partner for this title Assassin’s Creed Codename RED for next year [sic]. Assassin’s Creed is really expanding the multimedia front, with podcasts and manga series. Do you want to partner with the biggest blockbuster for 2024? I’d like to hear from you,” Lagunzad said, via a translation.
This is notable for fans excited for an Assassin’s Creed set in Japan. The search for local Japanese talent for an upcoming 2024 release likely confirms that Codename Red is being released sooner than anticipated.
This means fans can likely expect Assassin’s Creed Codename Red to come out in Q4 2024. All recent major Assassin’s Creed games have come out in either October or November.
The call for Japanese talent could also indicate a larger push into the Japanese market for the game. This could include a manga or even an anime release associated with the franchise. Assassin’s Creed had a short-lived manga spin-off
What do we know about Assassin’s Creed Codename Red?
Assassin’s Creed Codename Red will be set in feudal Japan, will allow players to control a ninja, and is likely to release in 2024. Beyond that, very little is known.
Assassin’s Creed Codename Red is reportedly in the late stages of development and is already playable, but will not ship until autumn 2024. While there have been many rumors and leaks regarding the game, nothing beyond the teaser trailer has been confirmed. It can be reasonably assumed that gameplay will focus on stealth aspects like other Assassin’s Creed games, but no specifics regarding location have been made.
Leakers have claimed that there will be two characters for players to choose from, but it is unknown if the player is locked into the choice or will be able to switch freely such as with recent Grand Theft Auto games. No other character info has been made clear yet but hopefully, Ubisoft will have an update for fans after Assassin’s Creed: Mirage cools off.