Who are Nao and Yasuke? The first Assassin’s Creed Shadows trailer reveals all

May 15, 2024 by No Comments

We’ve been eagerly anticipating the next Assassin’s Creed title with several teases and reveals over the past few months. It’s finally here with the first cinematic trailer for Assassin’s Creed Shadows. In it, we get to see two playable characters Nao and Yasuke live in this samurai story set in feudal Japan!

Who are Nao and Yasuke in Assassin’s Creed Shadows?

From what we’ve gathered so far, the two playable characters—Nao and Yasuke—offer two unique playstyles throughout the main story. Based on the real-life samurai of the same name, Yasuke focuses on the power of fighting opponents head-on. Nao, on the other hand, is a shinobi—a ninja—who uses stealth and gadgetry to gain the upper hand.

Although this is just a cinematic trailer without any gameplay, we still get a glimpse of their entire genre. Yasuke wields a large upright club, which he recklessly taunts enemies with. Naoe moves quickly, attacking from the flanks or above with lightning speed.

Is Assassin’s Creed Shadows an RPG or a Stealth Game?

It’s still unclear what path Assassin’s Creed Shadows will follow, whether it’s an RPG like Odyssey and Valhalla or stealth-oriented like Mirage and the original franchise. We’ve heard rumors that it will follow the earlier open-world RPG style rather than being purely stealth-oriented. However, Naoe’s inclusion suggests that Ubisoft may be experimenting with a hybrid style of gameplay with Assassin’s Creed Shadows by merging the two genres.

What are you expecting?

Insider Gaming can’t wait to get our hands on Assassin’s Creed Shadows, and we’ve got plenty more for you in the meantime:

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