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News video games 14 June 2024, 05:26

author: Zuzanna Domeradzka

Assassin's Creed: Shadows Features Ships. However, Don't Expect Black Flag-Like Naval Battles

Ships will appear in Assassin's Creed: Shadows, but the mechanics of sailing them will be different from what we know from previous installments of the series.

Source: Ubisoft

One of the more interesting mechanics in the Assassin's Creed series is sailing. Black Flag stole the hearts of many people precisely because of its great sea sailing, which fits the atmosphere of the title.The ships also appeared in next installments of the series, and it turns out that they will also be present in the upcoming Shadows.

Ships in AC: Shadows

The director of the new "Assassin," Charles Benoit, took part in a conversation with the Dexerto site and talked about a few interesting facts about the game. One of them is related to the way of traveling in Shadows - we know that one of the playable characters, Yasuke, came to Japan on a ship. Transportation in the 16th century was very important. In AC: Shadows, we will be able to board the ship funded by Oda Nobunaga.

However, we shouldn't anticipate dramatic naval battles like those in Black Flag or Odyssey. We won't be able to access the open sea, and sailing on ships is intended solely for transportation purposes (it will probably resemble Valhalla).

We have a ship you can see, you can go on the ship, we also have a ship that goes around in the country because a lot of trades were done. [...] But the fact our map [in AC: Shadows] is really centered on land and mountains, it didn't make sense to focus on this big, open sea area -- says Charles Benoit.

Other trivia

The developer also provided details about other aspects of the upcoming game.

  1. The progression between Yasuke and Naoe will mainly be divided in the later stages of the game. The characters are to receive equal experience with each level gained.
  2. Firearms will appear in AC: Shadows, but you have to use it carefully because it takes a long time to reload. Nevertheless, this can be exploited to our benefit when opponents use it.

Assassin's Creed: Shadows will be released on November 15 on PS5, XSX/S, and PC.