Assassin's Creed Shadows PS5 PlayStation

Ubisoft's newly revealed Assassin's Creed Shadows has already struck a chord with the gaming audience, with pre-orders "looking very strong" despite the title only being officially unveiled last week.

That's according to Tom Henderson of Insider Gaming, who made the positive pronouncement on Twitter, citing unnamed sources. The industry insider says he doesn't have precise numbers yet but seems quite confident, stating that "no one in the know is disappointed with them".

Set in feudal Japan, a time and a place fans have been screaming out for the series to visit ever since it began, it's perhaps not the most surprising development. With an open world the size of Assassin's Creed Origins, it does seem like the series is getting a few shakeups.

Players can track and target their appointed foes in a non-linear fashion. Vantage points will still exist but only help the player scan the environment for points of interest rather than populating the map with dozens of objective markers. Light and darkness will play a significant role in stealth, perhaps taking a few pages from the Splinter Cell playbook.

Did you pre-order Assassin's Creed Shadows already? Are you excited to finally see the series set sail for Japan? Let us know in the comments section below.

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