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Ubisoft Apologized for Using Reenactment Group's Flag in Assassin's Creed Shadows

It removed the image from where it could.


As Assassin's Creed Shadows is slowly coming closer to its release, more fans pay attention to its art, and some of them noticed a curious detail: a flag of the Japanese historical reenactment group Sekigahara Teppo-tai, used without permission.

While it's hard to see the flag in detail in promo images, one member of the group, matchlock_kage, showed the real-life version on X/Twitter, and it's hard not to see the resemblance. They contacted Ubisoft, and eventually, as reported by Siliconera, Ubisoft apologized for using the flag in two artworks without asking first. It promised to remove the piece where it could, but the image in the presumably already printed physical art book will have to stay as it's not easy to erase now.

"We have received complaints that the Sekigahara Teppo-tai's flag was used without permission in two published pieces of concept art," a Ubisoft representative told PC Gamer. "We had the opportunity to apologize to the group, and they accepted our apology. The art will no longer be used or distributed, except for inclusion in the art book that comes with the collector's edition. We sincerely apologize for this matter."

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