After a landslide of leaks, Assassin’ Creed Mirage has finally been properly revealed, along with a host of upcoming spin-offs.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage takes Ubisoft’s time-hopping series back to its roots and is described as a stealth-focused, narrative-driven game to be released in 2023. TechRadar Gaming received some information during a recent press conference that confirmed most of the speculative details we had heard about the game to be true.
As previous leaks have indicated, Mirage will follow Basim – a supporting character first introduced in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla – on his journey from common street thief to master assassin. Just as another series of leaks predicted, it will be set in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, 20 years before the events of Valhalla.
Narrative Director Sarah Beaulieu said the game will place a strong emphasis on story and memorable characters. As is traditional with Assassin’s Creed games, a number of historical figures will appear as supporting characters, while The Expanse actress Shohreh Aghdashloo will provide the voice of Basim’s mentor.
Pre-ordering the game will give you access to the 40 Thieves side quest, an image of which had already been leaked Reddit (opens in new tab)earlier this month.
A lot more Assassin’s Creed is to come
Mirage isn’t the only Assassin’s Creed project Ubisoft has in the pipeline. It brings the stealthy, stabby series to feudal Japan with a new game codenamed Red. Described as the next flagship game in the series after Mirage, it will be an open-world role-playing game that will make you appear as a shinobi (i.e. a ninja). It is being developed by Ubisoft Quebec, the studio behind Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Another Assassin’s Creed project, codenamed Hexe, has also been revealed. Details are thin, but the game looks like a folk-horror take on Assassin’s Creed, with its branch-like logo reminding us of the Blair Witch Project. It is developed by Ubisoft Montreal who created Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. According to a leak Try hard games (opens in new tab)takes place in 16th century Europe during a wave of witch hunts.
A new mobile-only Assassin’s Creed game is also in the works. Codenamed Jade, it offers the usual gameplay you’d expect from an Assassin’s Creed title – as you park your way through an ancient city between melee combat – optimized for mobile. We also know it will be set in China and will include character customization.
Finally, Assassin’s Creed Infinity was addressed. Described as a “platform” that will bring all Assassin’s games into one hub, Ubisoft is still hesitant about exactly what Infinity will look like. However, it has been confirmed that it will be a standalone multiplayer mode, bringing online play back to the series for the first time since one of the best Assassin’s Creed games, Black Flag. We don’t have any further details on when Infinity might be released.
Looking to the near future, Ubisoft said that Valhalla will receive another free expansion. The Final Chapter is a free quest arc that ties the loose ends of Valhalla and marks the end of Eivor’s story. It will be released later this year.
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