Assassin’s Creed Mirage is now an official game. Even though Ubisoft’s statement doesn’t say much, different reports have already given a lot of interesting information.
In the past few days, rumors about a new Assassin’s Creed have spread through the video game industry. Today, Ubisoft decided to finally go outside and check some of the information. The next game, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, seems to be set in the Middle East based on the first picture. The French company’s announcement is short and claims more will be released on September 10. However, the prior reports have given us much information.
First of all, it should be said that Jonathan’s YouTube channel was the first to leak the name “Assassin’s Creed Mirage.” But Jason Schreier, who is probably the most trusted and respected source in the industry, agreed with his report. It’s strange that Ubisoft would have planned for this game to be an addition to Valhalla. But the project grew to the point where it could stand on its own. It would go on sale in the spring of 2023.
Based on what the YouTuber said, Assassin’s Creed Mirage takes place in Baghdad at the end of the 9th century, around the same time as the Anarchy of Samarra (a period of crisis in the Caliphate). In fact, the setting is already clear from the picture that goes with this publication. Basim Ibn Ishaq is the character we see in the material. We saw him briefly in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage would ditch RPGs and the open world
The most fascinating part is that, unlike the last three games in the series, Assassin’s Creed Mirage will go back to the series’ roots. It’s even said that it’s a lot like the first Assassin’s Creed, which came out in 2007, and that Altair is the main character. So, Mirage would be better off without most of the RPG elements and maybe even the huge open world.
Also mentioned are the return of Eagle Eyesight (which lets you see the landscape from above) and the addition of a lot of new animations for combat. They wouldn’t be as intense as Valhalla, though.
If you think that’s not much, you should know that Ubisoft “accidentally” put more information about Assassin’s Creed Mirage in its online store. One mission will be based on the story “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” which is one of the stories in “One Thousand and One Nights.” His point of view is very popular in Iraq.
On the same YouTube channel, they say that Ubisoft is also collaborating on a remake of the first Assassin’s Creed, which is different from Assassin’s Creed Mirage. Also, we shouldn’t miss that the French are making Assassin’s Creed Infinity, as a service platform will host different Assassin’s Creed games. But right now, we don’t know if Mirage is a part of Infinity or not.
We will find out more on September 10 at the Ubisoft Forward.