Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Codename Red, the Feudal Japan-set next entry in the Assassin’s Creed series, is going to be launching within the next 12-13 months.
That’s according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, who shared in the company’s most recent earnings report that the game would be releasing in fiscal year ’25, in other words between April 1st, 2024 and March 31st, 2025. Given that the major Assassin’s Creed titles have traditionally launched nearer the holiday period, that could even suggest we see it at the tail end of this year.
Guillemot also confirmed that Star Wars Outlaws continues to be slated for a 2024 launch, despite some recent rumblings that it was delayed potentially into early 2025. It could very well be that the game Ubisoft was referencing in that last report was actually Codename Red. In this new statement, the CEO writes:
“Moving forward, we’re gearing up for a very promising line-up for fiscal year 2025, including the upcoming release of Star Wars Outlaws in 2024, which should be a major milestone in the video game industry, especially given the undeniable appeal of this legendary franchise that will be coming for the first time to the Open World territory, as well as Assassin’s Creed Codename Red, set in the long-awaited feudal Japan universe. We look forward to revealing the full extent of the creative capabilities of Ubisoft’s teams, who are working hard to make these games a success that will live up to gamers’ expectations”
While we don’t know for sure yet, early rumours suggest that the main character in Assassin’s Creed Codename Red will feature dual protagonists once again, with both a samurai character as well as a refugee-turned-shinobi, with the former seemingly shown off for the first time in some art on an employee LinkedIn page: