Assassin’s Creed Shadows Pre-orders ‘Strong’ Despite Protagonist Controversy – Report

Assassin's Creed Shadows protagonist
Assassin's Creed Shadows protagonist

Assassin’s Creed Shadows has run into a bizarre controversy surrounding its protagonist Yasuke. A small corner of the internet contends Yasuke’s status as a Samurai, and has accused Ubisoft of misrepresentation in a series that was never historically accurate to begin with. Unsurprisingly, none of this kerfuffle seems to have impacted pre-orders for the game.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows looks set to sell gangbusters regardless of protagonist discourse

Reliable insider Tom Henderson has apparently received word from his sources at Ubisoft that AC Shadows’ pre-orders are looking strong and no one he’s spoken to appears to be disappointed by them. News site Spiel Times also noted that AC Shadows instantly became one of the most pre-ordered games on Amazon in multiple regions including Japan, where it climbed to the top spot.

None of this is even remotely surprising for several reasons. For starters, most people buy games irrespective of social media meltdowns, and aren’t terminally online — as seen in the case of Hogwarts Legacy. Secondly, Japan has been one of most requested settings for an Assassin’s Creed game, and fans are finally getting what they want.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows will release on November 15, 2024 for current-gen platforms only.

The post Assassin’s Creed Shadows Pre-orders ‘Strong’ Despite Protagonist Controversy – Report appeared first on PlayStation LifeStyle.