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Assassin's Creed 3 makes surprise return we didn't see coming

Assassin's Creed 3 makes surprise return we didn't see coming

Eagle-eyed fans made the discovery

Assassin’s Creed 3 is set to make an unexpected comeback of sorts later this year.

It appears as if the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Shadows will utilise cut content from the aforementioned Assassin’s Creed 3.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows has generated a lot of unnecessary noise.

A subset of so-called ‘fans’ are campaigning for Ubisoft to cancel the game over the inclusion of the character of Yasuke.

Yasuke is based on the real life figure of the same name, a samurai with African origins.

The argument of this group is that, somehow, this is detrimental to the game’s depiction of Feudal Japan.

I’d urge you to cast that nonsense aside as it’s clear that Ubisoft has taken great care in crafting this game world.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows is shaping up to be the most immersive instalment in the franchise yet, with the changing of the seasons teased to hugely impact the way players tackle combat.

In winter, guards may gather around fire pits. In the summer, you’ll have the benefit of hiding amongst long swathes of grass.

ICYMI: Take a look at Assassin’s Creed Shadows’ gameplay trailer below.

This level of dynamism is hugely exciting. Oh, and you can befriend a Shiba.

Today though, I’m going to focus in on the stealth gameplay as it appears as if one of Shadows’ assassination takedowns reuses a cut asset from Assassin’s Creed 3.

This was spotted by Reddit user BrunoHM who compared a private demo clip of Assassin’s Creed 3, used at PAX East in 2012, to a newly released clip of Shadows’ Naoe.

Both featured characters appear to be doing the same move, running at their opponents before taking them down and rolling away in one fell swoop.

I’m pleasantly surprised to see that fans are pretty content about this.

“I don’t mind the animation being reused, if it works fine then why modify or discard it?” wrote Ok_Access_804.

“This is so cool and makes me wish they’d use more animations from older games,” added Uroboros1097.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows is set to launch on 12 November.

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft

Topics: Assassin's Creed Shadows, Assassins Creed, Ubisoft