Where to pre-order Assassin's Creed Shadows

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Assassin’s Creed Shadows pre-orders are officially live now that we’ve seen the game’s first cinematic trailer that harkens back to the original entries in the series. We’ve known about AC “Codename Red” for a while now, but we now know there will be dual protagonists, a mixture of stealth and samurai gameplay, and a beautiful Japanese setting to explore. 

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The game will be available for PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, and PC this November, and according to the developers, it'll feature a similar size of world to Assassin's Creed Origins. Whether you’re a die-hard franchise fan or someone looking for a new game to scratch that Ghost of Tsushima itch, you might be wondering where to pre-order Assassin’s Creed Shadows. We’ve done the hard part for you, and we’ve listed the best places to shop for the game in the US and UK down below. 

 US: Pre-order Assassin’s Creed Shadows | $69.99 at Best Buy  UK: Pre-order Asassin’s Creed Shadows | £62.99 at GAME 

Like with all Ubisoft games these days, you have a few different editions to choose from when pre-ordering. The Standard Edition will set you back $69.99 and gives you the base game as well as a pre-order bonus in the form of an exclusive quest called “Thrown to the Dogs”. If you want to go all out, there are some premium editions too.

 Gold Edition: This costs $109.99 and gets you the game, the Thrown to the Dogs quest, a Season Pass, and three days of early access.  Ultimate Edition: This will set you back $129.99 and nets you the base game, Thrown to the Dogs Quest, Season Pass, three days of early playtime, and an “Ultimate Pack” that includes in-game weaponry, gear, skill points, and exclusive photo mode filters. Collector’s Edition: This gets you all of the Ultimate Edition’s bonuses with some true bonuses thrown in. You’ll get a dual character statue, a unique steelbook case, a collector’s artbook, a life-sized Naoe’s Katana Tsuba, a World Map, a Creed Wall Scroll, and 2 simi-e lithographs. 

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With Shadows not launching until November, you’ve got time to decide which edition is for you. Having said that, if you’re really keen on the Collector’s Edition, we’d recommend being on the ball. Collector’s Editions can sell out very quickly, and while we aren’t seeing it listed anywhere in the US yet, it’s worth keeping an eye out for when it is. In all honesty, the base game with an extra quest might be the way to go if you aren’t a die-hard AC fan. Since we’re yet to see gameplay and hear more details, it’s always good to proceed with caution so you don’t get Redfall-ed. As it happens, we can’t see any retailers packing the Ultimate or Collector’s Editions in the US, save Ubisoft itself, which is only listing the Ultimate version.  

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(Image credit: Ubisoft)What is the Assassin’s Creed Shadows’ release date?

Assassin’s Creed Shadows will launch on November 15, 2024 on PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, and PC. Pre-orders are available now, as of a new trailer that arrived on May 15. 

Is Assassin’s Creed Shadows co-op?

Sadly, it doesn’t seem like the latest AC game will feature co-op gameplay, but it will feature dual protagonists. It seems like the game will follow the lineage of AC Syndicate, which also features a male and female protagonist you switch between.  

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Will AC Shadows be on PS4?

Assassin’s Creed Shadows will be on PS4, as well as PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC. It doesn’t seem as though it will come to any other platforms though, so Switch players are out of luck in that regard. We’ve yet to hear about a PS4 to PS5 upgrade path, but when we learn more, we’ll share details. 

What is the pre-order bonus for Assassin’s Creed Shadows?

Depending on what Edition of Assassin’s Creed Red you buy, you’ll get various add-ons and bonuses. The main one included in all pre-orders, however, is an exclusive quest called Thrown to the Dogs. We don’t know much about this quest, but from the one promo image, it seems like it could involve a dog companion of some kind. 

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