Assassin’s Creed Shadows Release Date, Editions & How to Get Early Access

Assassin’s Creed Shadows is hurtling towards its release date, and Ubisoft has unveiled everything you need to know to jump into this thrilling feudal Japanese adventure. Here’s a comprehensive breakdown:

Assassin’s Creed Shadows Release Date

Sharpen your blades! Assassin’s Creed Shadows launches on November 15, 2024. It will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC, and Amazon Luna.

Editions and Content

Assassin’s Creed Shadows offers three distinct editions to suit your needs:

Standard Edition ($69.99 / £69.99)

This base edition includes the game itself and the pre-order bonus quest, “Thrown to the Dogs.” However, future DLCs will need to be purchased separately.

Gold Edition ($109.99 / £104.99)

Upgrade your experience with the Gold Edition. It grants you the following:

  • Base game
  • Pre-order bonus quest, “Thrown to the Dogs”
  • Up to 3 days of early access (starts November 12th)
  • Season Pass: Grants access to future story expansions and additional content.
  • Bonus quest available on launch day with extra unlockables.
Assassin's Creed Shadows Release Date
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Ultimate Edition ($129.99 / £119.99)

For the ultimate shinobi experience, the Ultimate Edition includes everything in the Gold Edition, plus the exclusive Ultimate Pack:

  • Sekiryu Character Pack: Gear and weapon sets for both Naoe and Yasuke, the Sekiryu Beast companion, and the Dragon Tooth trinket.
  • Sekiryu Hideout Pack: Four unique ornaments to customize your shinobi league’s hideout.
  • Five additional skill points to enhance your character.
  • Red Dragon filter for Photo Mode to capture stunning in-game moments.

Ubisoft+ Ultimate Edition

For those who prefer a subscription service, Ubisoft+ offers the Ultimate Edition of Assassin’s Creed Shadows within their $17.99 / £14.99 monthly plan. This includes all the content from the purchasable Ultimate Edition.

Pre-Order Bonuses and Early Access

Eager to begin your shinobi journey before everyone else? Pre-ordering the Gold or Ultimate Editions of Assassin’s Creed Shadows or subscribing to Ubisoft+ will grant you up to 3 days of early access. That means you can unsheathe your katana and start slashing your way through feudal Japan as early as November 12, 2024.

If you prefer a more flexible route, Ubisoft+ offers access to the game for $17.99 / £14.99 per month. This service provides early access alongside a library of other Ubisoft titles.

With this comprehensive guide, you’re now fully equipped to choose the perfect edition of Assassin’s Creed Shadows and prepare for your upcoming adventure in feudal Japan!