Assassin’s Creed Mirage Is Coming Out A Week Early

Assassin’s Creed Mirage Goes Gold, Release Date Moved Forward

Assassin’s Creed Mirage, one of the most highly anticipated games of 2023, has finally gone gold, and fans can expect its release a week earlier than previously announced. Ubisoft, the game’s developer, surprised gamers today with the news that they have completed the game ahead of schedule, prompting them to advance the release date to October 5th.

The game centers around the character Basim Ibn Ishaq, who was previously introduced as a supporting character in the 2020 release, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. While recent entries in the series have focused on open-world environments and RPG elements, Mirage goes back to the roots of the franchise with its classic formula of stealth-focused combat in dense cities. Players will once again don the iconic white hood, utilize the hidden blade, and showcase their parkour skills. The game is set in Baghdad, taking place 12 years before the events depicted in Valhalla.

In an industry where game delays have become the norm, it’s a pleasant surprise when a release date is moved forward instead. Just recently, Baldur’s Gate 3 shifted its PC release to avoid competition with other RPGs, likely referring to the highly anticipated game, Starfield. While it’s unclear if Mirage’s new release date is motivated by avoiding competition, it does position the game a step ahead of other major releases in October, particularly Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Super Mario Bros. Wonder, both scheduled for October 20th.

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