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After a Decade, Legendary Assassin’s Creed Character to Make an Appearance in Codename Jade

Published 08/05/2023, 11:32 AM EDT

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The Assassin’s Creed franchise is one of the most established in the industry. Known for its parkour system, what really defines the franchise are the characters it holds. From Ezio Auditore da Firenze, Altair, and Edward Kenway, Assassin’s Creed gave us some of the most iconic characters in gaming. Even characters mentioned in passing sometimes come back to play a bigger role in these games. That is exactly what seems to be happening with a new installment in the franchise.

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Legendary Assassin Wei Yu looks set to be a playable character in Assassin’s Creed Jade. Wei Yu was first shown in Assassin’s Creed 2 when the game made players search for his tomb.

Legendary assassin set to make a comeback in Assassin’s Creed Jade


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One of the best parts about the franchise is the way it creates its characters. With their protagonists and their companions, and villains with rich backstories, Assassin’s Creed has no shortage of good characters. It’s no wonder why one of these characters is coming back to play a bigger role. In Assassin’s Creed Jade, developers confirmed one of the playable characters will be Wei Yu.

For those who do not remember Wei Yu, it might be helpful to revisit Assassin’s Creed 2. The game had Ezio go through the tombs of legendary Assassins over the years. Wei Yu is one of them. His statue with the spear can be seen in the game.


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Wei Yu was a member of the Brotherhood, and most famous for his role in the liberation of China. He assassinated the tyrannical first emperor of China. His choice of weapon? A spear. Wei Yu’s tomb can be explored in Assassin’s Creed 2 in order to gain the seal that unlocks Altair’s armor.

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However, some fans may find it disappointing to know that Yu will not be the protagonist of the game. Instead, Yu’s appearance in the mobile game as a playable character will be reserved for the prologue. It will be similar to the way King Leonidas appeared in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. They will feature for a single mission in the prologue that ties into the main game.


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Fans are excited about what the mission will be about. Considering the backstory of this intriguing Assassin, it might even be the assassination of the first emperor of China. Regardless, the announcement has fans excited.

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Written by:

Siddharth Shirwadkar


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Siddharth Shirwadkar is an up and coming eSports writer at EssentiallySports with deep roots in the world of gaming. Pursuing Multimedia and Mass Communication, Siddharth has all the necessary tools to convert his love for gaming into fascinating articles. His journey began at the age of six, with the first person shooter that has enthralled the whole gaming community during the 2000s, the classic Counter-Strike 1.
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