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Assassin's Creed 'fans' are attempting to get Shadows cancelled

Assassin's Creed 'fans' are attempting to get Shadows cancelled

Idiots are demanding Assassin's Creed Shadows' cancellation

A subset of Assassin’s Creed fans are still whining about the cultural accuracy of Assassin’s Creed Shadows, and are now petitioning for its cancellation.

Ever since Assassin’s Creed Shadows was first shown off, it’s generated an enormous amount of hype, largely due to it taking place in Feudal Japan, a location that fans have dreamed of for years now.

Check out gameplay for Assassin’s Creed Shadows below.

Unfortunately while the majority are looking forward to Ubisoft’s next open-world adventure, there’s an alarming number of other “fans” who are calling for its cancellation, calling out its historical accuracy.

Most of the hate stems from one of the game’s protagonists being a black samurai, a real-life historical figure called Yasuke.

Now a petition has started calling for Ubisoft to cancel the game entirely because it doesn’t accurately depict what samurai were actually like.

The petition states, “Recently, the lack of historical accuracy and cultural respect has been a serious issue regarding the upcoming game Assassin's Creed Shadows by game developer Ubisoft. The game is based on Japanese samurai and ignores the fact that samurai were a higher class of warrior class and should have been 'gokenin' or servants of nobles.”

It went on to say the game is “a serious insult to Japanese culture and history, and may also be linked to Asian racism. We call on Ubisoft to immediately cancel the release of Assassin's Creed Shadows and show sincere research and respect for Japanese history and culture.”

Will Ubisoft listen to the outcry and cancel Assassin’s Creed Shadows? Absolutely not. Will it still sell well despite a bunch of man babies complaining about it? Definitely.

At the end of the day, it’s a video game, and while historical accuracy is all well and good, sometimes there needs to be a bit of levity to keep it both entertaining and appealing to those who maybe don’t know or care about that historical element.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows will be released later this year on 12 November for Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5 and PC, regardless of how many people whinge about it.

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft

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