Assassins, it's time to sharpen your hidden blades once more, because a new installment in the series has arrived. The Assassin's Creed sequel, Assassin's Creed: Mirage, is real, and it lives up to all the leaks and rumors. Major shifts have occurred in this series in recent games, and there is much speculation that the next game will further shake things up. All that is yet to be determined, but perhaps hidden information can shed light on the situation.
After 2020's Assassin's Creed Valhalla, the next mainline game in the series will be 2022's Assassin's Creed Mirage, which will be announced for the first time at a Ubisoft Forward event that September. This game deviates from the series' usual pattern of having only minor, unobtrusive connections between them (at least after the Desmond arc). Here is everything we know about Assassin's Creed: Mirage, including the game's story, gameplay, and other changes.
Assassin's Creed Mirage Release Date
Release of Assassin's Creed: Mirage is scheduled for the year 2023. The PlayStation 5, the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, and the PC will all be able to play it.
In September of 2022, at the Ubisoft Forward showcase, the news was officially unveiled. This time frame of Spring 2023 was first reported by Jonathon, and it was later confirmed by Bloomberg's Jason Schreier. However, the announcement of that time frame has not occurred as of yet.
In any case, Assassin's Creed Mirage could come out as early as May 15, 2023, according to the fansite AccessTheAnimus. Given that we haven't heard anything official about the release date of this game yet, this pre-order-based estimate should be treated with some caution.
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Assassin's Creed Mirage Editions
Assassin's Creed: Mirage will have three different versions when it first launches. Prices range from $50/€50 for the Standard Edition to $60/€60 for the Deluxe Edition, which includes Prince of Persia-themed downloadable content, and $150/€150 for the limited Collector's Case, which features a 32cm Basim figurine, map of Baghdad, exclusive steel book, and more.
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In-Game World and Characters of Assassin's Creed: Mirage
The events of Assassin's Creed: Mirage take place in 861 a.c. in Baghdad. Fans of Assassin's Creed Valhalla will recognize this as 20 years before the events of Valhalla, and with good reason: the protagonist of Mirage is Basim Ibn Ishaq.
Mirage occurs at the outset of Basim's journey, as he first associates with the Hidden Ones. During this time, an assassin named Roshan, voiced by Emmy winner Shohreh Aghdashloo will serve as his mentor.
According to Ubisoft, in 861 AC Baghdad was a cultural and scientific center. Consequently, players will be able to explore “an incredibly dense and vibrant city,” according to Ubisoft. This city is comprised of several districts, such as the round city's lush gardens and the industrial area of Karkh.
Players can also travel to the Alamut, the fortress of the Hidden Ones, but they'll find that it's still under construction in the era of Mirage. Players can anticipate more rapid parkour and additional means of city traversal, such as the ability to pole vault. According to Ubisoft, the Mirage team built the city of Baghdad with parkour in mind, so players will be able to effortlessly run, jump, and hide from enemies.
Assassin's Creed: Mirage Trailer:
Assassin's Creed: Mirage, the official name of the next Assassin's Creed game, was first revealed in a cinematic trailer released on September 10th.
You may recognize young Basim Ibn Is'haq from Assassin's Creed Valhalla, who is shown in the trailer hustling to make ends meet on the streets of Baghdad. There is no actual gameplay in the trailer, but it's clear that the three staples of the Assassin's Creed series—stealth, parkour, and assassinations—will be heavily featured.