After a landslide from the leaks, Assassin’ Creed Mirage has finally been properly revealed, along with a host of upcoming spin-offs.
Taking the Ubisoft time-traveling series to its roots, Assassin’s Creed Mirage is touted as a stealth-focused, narrative-driven game that will be released in 2023. TechRadar Gaming was given a little information during a recent press conference, confirming most to be the speculative details we’ve heard about the game correct.
As previous leaks have made clear, it will follow Mirage Bassem – a side character first introduced in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla – as he navigates from an ordinary street thief to a hitman. Just as I expected another set of leaks, it will be set in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, 20 years before the events of Valhalla.
Narrative director Sarah Beaulieu said the game will focus heavily on the memorable story and characters. As with the Assassins’ Creed games, some historical characters will appear as side characters, while The Expanse actress, Shahriah Aghdashloo, will provide the voice of a mentor Bassem.
Pre-ordering the game will get you access to the 40 Thieves side quest, the image of which has already been leaked on Reddit. (Opens in a new tab)advance this month.
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Mirage isn’t the only Assassin’s Creed project that Ubisoft has in the pipeline. It brings the stealth and stabbing series to Feudal Japan with a new game codenamed Red. Described as the next major title in the series after Mirage, it will be an open-world RPG that makes you a shinobi (i.e. a ninja). It is being developed by Ubisoft Quebec, the studio behind Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Another project in Assassin’s Creed codenamed Hexe has also been revealed. Details are scant, but the game feels like a popular horror take on Assassin’s Creed, with its twig-like logo reminiscent of the Blair Witch Project. It is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal, the creator of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. According to a leak from Try Hard Games (Opens in a new tab)Set in 16th century Europe during the witch hunt.
A new mobile-exclusive Assassin’s Creed game is also in the works. Codenamed Jade, the game will feature the usual gameplay you’d expect from an Assassin’s Creed title – as you do parkour around an ancient city between bouts of melee combat – and is optimized for mobile. We also know that it will be set in China and will feature character customization.
Finally, Assassin’s Creed Infinity is touched upon. Touted as a “platform” that will unite all of the Assassin games into one hub, Ubisoft is still shy about what exactly Infinity will look like. However, it has confirmed that it will include a standalone multiplayer mode, with online gameplay reintroduced to the series for the first time since one of the best Assassin’s Creed games, Black Flag. We don’t have any more details on when Infinity will be released.
Looking to the near future, Ubisoft said that Valhalla will receive another free expansion. The Last Chapter is a free quest arc that connects the loose ends of Valhalla and marks the end of the Eivor story. It will be released later this year.