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 storytelling game set to release in 2023. Slice Mag Gaming got a few bits of information at a recent press conference, which makes most of the speculative details we’ve heard about the game to be true.
As previous leaks have suggested, Mirage will follow Basim – a side character first introduced in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla – as he travels from common street thief to master assassin. Just as another series of leaks predicted, it will take place in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, 20 years before the events in Valhalla.
Narrative director Sarah Beaulieu said the game will place a lot of emphasis on the story and memorable characters. As usual with Assassins’ Creed games, a few historical figures will appear as secondary 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 was already leaked to Reddit (opens in new tab)earlier this month.
Another batch of Assassin’s Creed is coming
Mirage isn’t the only Assassin’s Creed project that Ubisoft has in the pipeline. It brings the stealthy, stable series to Feudal Japan with a new game codenamed Red. Described as the next flagship title in the series after Mirage, it will be an open-world RPG that casts you as a shinobi (ie a ninja). It is being developed by Ubisoft Quebec, the studio behind Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Another Assassin’s Creed project codenamed Hexe was also revealed. Details are small, but the game looks like a folk-horror version of Assassin’s Creed, with its twig-like logo reminding us of the Blair Witch Project. It is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal, which created Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. According to a leak from Try Hard Games (opens in new tab)it is set in 16th century Europe during a spate of witch hunts.
A new Assassin’s Creed game exclusively for mobile phones is also in the works. Codenamed Jade, it’ll feature the usual gameplay you’d expect from an Assassin’s Creed title – as you wander an ancient city between melee combat attacks – optimized for mobile. We also know that it will be set in China and will offer character customizations.
Finally, Assassin’s Creed Infinity was discussed. Described as a “platform” that will unite all Assassin games in one hub, Ubisoft is still hesitant about exactly what Infinity will look like. However, it confirmed that it will feature a standalone multiplayer mode, reintroducing online play for the first time since one of the best Assassin’s Creed games, Black Flag. We have no further details on when Infinity might be released.
Looking to the near future, Ubisoft said Valhalla will receive another free expansion. The Last Chapter is a free quest that connects the loose ends of Valhalla and marks the end of Eivor’s story. It will be out later this year.