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Assassin’s Creed Shadow: Here’s What Comes in Each Edition

Assassin’s Creed Shadow is set to release for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on November 15. It's available to preorder now (see it at Best Buy, where you'll get a free lithograph with purchase). In it, you play as both a shinobi assassin and a samurai warrior in feudal Japan, with the ability to switch between the two characters seamlessly. Fans of the series have been requesting this historical setting for a long time, and Ubisoft is finally delivering it. And unlike last year’s Assassin’s Creed Mirage, this is a full-priced game, starting at $69.99 -- so you can expect it to be a full-sized open-world game. Other editions cost more, so let’s break it all down below.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows (Standard Edition)


Xbox Series X


Assassin’s Creed Shadows Collector’s Edition

The GameStop-exclusive collector’s edition comes with the ultimate edition game, plus the following:

  • Diorama figurine with dual protagonists
  • Ultimate Edition: Base game +3 days early access + Season pass + Ultimate pack
  • Steelbook
  • Hardcover artbook
  • Shinobi's metal tsuba replica with stand
  • Silk creed kakemono roll
  • Set of 3 sumi-e lithographs

Assassin’s Creed Shadows Gold Edition




The gold edition comes with the base game, plus the following:

  • 3 day early access (with preorder)
  • Season Pass

Assassin’s Creed Shadows Ultimate Edition



The ultimate edition comes with the game itself, plus the following:

  • 3 day early access (with preorder)
  • Season Pass
  • Sekiryu character pack
  • Sekiryu hideout pack
  • 5 skill points
  • Red dragon filter in photo mode

Assassin’s Creed Shadows Preorder Bonus

Preorder any version of Assassin’s Creed Shadows and you’ll receive a bonus quest called “Thrown to the Dogs.”

What is Assassin's Creed Shadows?

Assassin's Creed Shadows is the latest mainline entry in the long-running series about historical assassinations. It starts out in 1579 Japan, when all kinds of interesting things were happening in the country. Like in Assassin's Creed Syndicate, you play as two protagonists. First there's Naoe, a shinobi assassin, and then there's Yasuke, a real-life historical figure who was an African immigrant who became a samurai.

Combat-wise, Naoe is more geared toward the stealth approach, while Yasuke is better at going into encounters swinging. As the title implies, shadows play an important role in the game, with a light meter letting you know how visible or hidden you are from enemies.

Check out our Assassin's Creed Shdows preview and our rundown of 40 details you need to know for more info.

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