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Assassin's Creed Shadows 'critics' have started vandalising IRL protagonist Yasuke's Wiki page

Assassin's Creed Shadows 'critics' have started vandalising IRL protagonist Yasuke's Wiki page

Despite the game only being announced this week, people are already vandalizing the Wikipedia page for the real Yasuke.

While Assassin's Creed Shadows was only announced two days ago, rogue elements of the Assassin's Creed fandom, and gaming as a whole, have been spotted vandalising the Wikipedia page for Yasuke, the real person who is serving as one of two main playable characters in the upcoming title.

As is visible by viewing previous versions of the Wikipedia article for the man, a new paragraph was added (before it was promptly deleted, the article itself locked so people can't edit it) that read:

"It is important to note that despite popular myth and modern depictions there are no historical writings nor evidence that Yasuke was ever granted the rank or title of samurai, he was never given a fief nor referred to as one in any writings. Most of our knowledge of his life comes from these messages written by missionaries and locals."

What is worth noting, as previously indicated, is that this paragraph simply did not exist on the page prior to the reveal of the upcoming Assassin's Creed game, and seems to have been added by gamers who have a problem for some reason with the character being so prominently displayed in the title.

It's also important to note that the changes to the Wikipedia page in question only came about after popular online agitator and former game developer Mark Kern tweeted about the game, claiming that developer Ubisoft changed the title in order to be more diverse. Kern later backtracked on this, however, stating that he's heard this was the plan all along, and Yasuke has been the protagonist of the game throughout development. Kern has not deleted his previous claim.

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