Ubisoft is set to release a new installment for the Assassin’s Creed series titled Assassin’s Creed Mirage sometime in 2023 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. It will follow the story of Basim, one of the original Hidden Ones, and promise a return to the series’ original formula by placing more emphasis on classic stealth mechanics, strategy, and traversal.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage: Release Date and Platforms
Ubisoft confirmed that the upcoming game would be a cross-generational release. Therefore, gamers can see it on an array of platforms, including PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, and cloud streaming service Amazon Luna. While a specific release date for Assassin’s Creed Mirage is yet to be disclosed, it is expected to launch sometime in 2023. The game’s price point will be set at $49.99/£39.99 RRP, making it cheaper than the recent big releases.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage: Story and Setting
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is set in Baghdad twenty years before Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and follows the story of Basim Ibn Ishaq, who was introduced in Valhalla. According to reports, Mirage began as a spin-off of Valhalla before escalating into its own entry. Basim is part of the first Assassin Brotherhood, and the Mirage plot takes gamers on one of his earlier adventures. Fans of the original Assassin’s Creed game will rejoice as the developers lavish their attention to stealth and parkour, two of the original game’s critical aspects, instead of the open-world RPG gameplay of more recent entries.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage trailers
The latest trailer for Assassin’s Creed Mirage debuted at the May 2023 PlayStation Showcase and shows protagonist Basim infiltrating Ninth Century Baghdad. The trailer emphasizes that the game returns the series to the fundamentals, emphasizing stealth and traversal over combat.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage: gameplay
Assassin’s Creed Mirage comprises of only one city, Baghdad, split into four distinct zones, with each containing a boss waiting to be defeated. Additionally, the game will also let gamers visit Alamut. As the game stresses on parkour, the lead producer on Assassin Creed Mirage, Fabian Salomon, said that Mirage’s parkour would take inspiration from the mechanics in Assassin’s Creed Unity. Besides, the game will also feature Assassination Contracts from Assassin’s Creed 2 and Brotherhood. However, the game’s setting might not be the only aspect that takes gamers back to the roots, Salomon has mentioned that the game will also offer “new and different opportunities to interact with the environment in Baghdad,” including “new mechanics” in hiding and in assassination among crowds.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage news
In an interview with GamesRadar, the creative director Stéphane Boudon mentioned how fan feedback shaped Ubisoft’s decision to create a “more intimate” Assassin’s Creed Mirage world design: “Amongst our fans, we started hearing the desire for a character-driven story, focused on the core pillars of the first ACs in a more intimate scale. It resonates with us as well, as developers, and this was the starting point of the project.” Assassin’s Creed Mirage aims to provide a unique experience combining the best parts of the Assassin’s Creed series while returning to its origins.