Japanese Gamers Outraged Over Announcement of Assassin’s Creed: Shadows

The cinematic trailer for the new Assassin’s Creed turned out to be impressive, but it evoked mixed feelings among many players. The series is finally reaching the most desired setting among fans – feudal Japan. However, the realization of the game seemed very controversial to most users. Players are debating Assassin’s Creed: Shadows for various reasons, ranging from gameplay possibilities to racial diversity. However, these discussions do not compare to what Japanese gamers are feeling, who are genuinely offended by the announcement of the action game.

Unlike other players, users from Japan openly and bluntly express their dissatisfaction with Assassin’s Creed: Shadows. In their opinion, such an interpretation of history in Ubisoft’s game insults the national dignity of all Asia. Users were outraged by the fact that the developers blatantly mixed different historical periods and jumbled Japanese culture.

Besides the historical aspect in Assassin’s Creed: Shadows, Japanese gamers were also puzzled by the inclusion of a black character. As players note, “Western developers continue their unfair policy.” One user pointed out that studios now strive to show the “proper diversity of nationalities and cultures,” but they somehow forget about the “rights of Asian minorities.”

It turns out that a black character is more important than a Japanese person in a game about Japan and its history.

The West continues its cultural expansion, disregarding real historical facts and the feelings of gamers of different races.

Thank you, Ubisoft, now I know what neo-colonialism looks like.

In their messages, Japanese users agreed not to buy Assassin’s Creed: Shadows. They also urge other players to do the same. For those who love this setting, they recommend paying attention to Rise of the Ronin and Ghost of Tsushima, which much better recreate the culture of Japan.

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