Assassin’s Creed Codename Red, the upcoming flagship entry in Ubisoft’s mammoth franchise that’s set to take place in the oft-requested setting of Feudal Japan, might have just had one of its playable protagonists revealed in an image buried in an Ubisoft employee profile.
The image comes from a banner image on the LinkedIn profile for one of the game’s writers, Pierre Boudreau. While it’s not explicitly marked as such, the imagery of a Japanese Castle set into a striking, red background and the character’s overall silhouette which matches what we’ve seen in teaser images does seem to give it away.
While we don’t know for sure yet, early rumours suggest that the character in Assassin’s Creed Codename Red’s early marketing is a female samurai – again lining up with this image – while it’ll also feature a second playable character, not unlike other recent Assassin’s Creed games, who is an African refugee turned shinobi having learned the way of the Creed.
Take a look at the initial Reveal Trailer for Assassin’s Creed Codename Red from Ubisoft Forward 2022:
It’s also widely believed that Assassin’s Creed Codename Red will feature an emphasis on stealth, not unlike the recently-released Assassin’s Creed Mirage and with further-deepened systems inspired by the likes of the Hitman or Splinter Cell franchises.
We gave Assassin’s Creed Mirage an 8/10 in our review, saying “Assassin’s Creed Mirage makes great effort to simplify the Assassin’s Creed formula back to what it was when it first found popularity. The solid stealth mechanics lend themselves well to creating satisfying infiltrations and the open-ended assassinations are some of the series most engaging contracts. It’s just a shame that in scaling so much back, the optional content is lacking and the story ultimately goes nowhere. Still, if you’re here for an experience akin to the original Assassin’s Creed, you’ll find little wrong with Mirage. It’s an endearing callback to what made us fall in love with the franchise over a decade ago, for better or for worse.”