Footage from the Assassin’s Creed Jade beta has made its way online, highlighting what could be the opening sequence and its combat.
Back in September, Ubisoft announced no less than six brand-new Assassin’s Creed games, with the next major release being Assassin’s Creed Mirage for 2023.
Two others were confirmed as mobile titles, though only one of them – Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade – got an actual trailer. Albeit one that, while made in-engine, didn’t feature any actual gameplay.
Ubisoft didn’t share a release window either, but it turns out people have accessed a beta version and have, unsurprisingly, recorded and shared footage of it online.
One roughly three minute clip features a village under attack by invaders, with the player character rushing to protect it. This could be the game’s opening sequence, since there are tutorial prompts for performing parkour and fighting enemies.
Combat seems far simpler compared to previous games, since it makes use of touch controls that require you to just tap or hold down a button to attack.
Things could change somewhat by the time it officially releases, but the footage already makes it seem as if the game is close to being finished.
The footage can be viewed over on Reddit, though we did spot another video on YouTube. This one consists of what seems to be advertisements for the game, rather than unedited gameplay, but it does provide some additional insight.
For starters, despite being billed as another role-playing entry, it has quite a bit in common with the original Assassin’s Creed games, with its use of parkour and stealth. The player character can even be seen wearing the classic white hooded attire, alongside other alternative costumes.
You’ll also unlock new combat abilities that can be triggered by tapping a button, and it looks like they have a cooldown period.
Another video shares what is apparently the music that plays when you boot up the beta, which is a new version of Ezio’s Family. Although it originates from Assassin’s Creed 2, and served as the theme music for that game’s protagonist, its popularity has seen it become the main theme for the whole series.
Surprisingly, at the time of writing, none of the videos have been taken down yet. Details on how to access the beta have also been shared online, although we couldn’t quite confirm their legitimacy since the beta isn’t publicly available on any app stores.
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