Assassin’s Creed Shadow: Here’s What Comes in Each Edition

Assassin’s Creed Shadow is set to release for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on November 15. It’s available to preorder now (see it at Best Buy, where you’ll get a free lithograph with purchase). In it, you play as both a shinobi assassin and a samurai warrior in feudal Japan, with the ability to switch between the two characters seamlessly. Fans of the series have been requesting this historical setting for a long time, and Ubisoft is finally delivering it. And unlike last year’s Assassin’s Creed Mirage, this is a full-priced game, starting at $69.99 — so you can expect it to be a full-sized open-world game. Other editions cost more, so let’s break it all down below.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows (Standard Edition)


Get it at Best Buy – $69.99 (free lithograph set)Get it at GameStop – $69.99Get it at PS Store (digital) – $69.99

Xbox Series X

Get it at Best Buy – $69.99 (free lithograph set)Get it at GameStop – $69.99


Get it at Gamesplanet – $62.99Get it at Ubisoft Store – $69.99

If all you want is the core game and nothing else, you got it dude: grab the standard edition. If you purchase it at Best Buy, you’ll get a free lithograph set, which is pretty neat.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows Collector’s Edition

Get it for PS5 – $279.99Get it for Xbox Series X – $279.99

The GameStop-exclusive collector’s edition comes with the ultimate edition game, plus the following:

Diorama figurine with dual protagonistsUltimate Edition: Base game +3 days early access + Season pass + Ultimate packSteelbookHardcover artbookShinobi’s metal tsuba replica with standSilk creed kakemono rollSet of 3 sumi-e lithographs

Assassin’s Creed Shadows Gold Edition


Get it at GameStop – $109.99Get it at PS Store (digital) – $109.99


Get it at GameStop – $109.99


Get it at Ubisoft Store – $109.99

The gold edition comes with the base game, plus the following:

3 day early access (with preorder)Season Pass

Assassin’s Creed Shadows Ultimate Edition


Get it at PS Store (digital) – $129.99


Get it at Ubisoft Store – $129.99

The ultimate edition comes with the game itself, plus the following:

3 day early access (with preorder)Season PassSekiryu character packSekiryu hideout pack5 skill pointsRed dragon filter in photo mode

Assassin’s Creed Shadows Preorder Bonus

Preorder any version of Assassin’s Creed Shadows and you’ll receive a bonus quest called “Thrown to the Dogs.”

Also, if you preorder at Best Buy, you’ll get a free lithograph.

What is Assassin’s Creed Shadows?

Assassin’s Creed Shadows is the latest mainline entry in the long-running series about historical assassinations. It starts out in 1579 Japan, when all kinds of interesting things were happening in the country. Like in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, you play as two protagonists. First there’s Naoe, a shinobi assassin, and then there’s Yasuke, a real-life historical figure who was an African immigrant who became a samurai.

Combat-wise, Naoe is more geared toward the stealth approach, while Yasuke is better at going into encounters swinging. As the title implies, shadows play an important role in the game, with a light meter letting you know how visible or hidden you are from enemies.

And unilke Mirage, AC Shadows will not be available on previous-gen consoles, so no PS4 or Xbox One. Check out our Assassin’s Creed Shdows preview and our rundown of 40 details you need to know for more info.

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