After a slew of leaks, Assassin’s Creed Mirage has finally been properly revealed, along with a slew of upcoming spin-offs.
Taking Ubisoft’s time-jumping series back to its roots, Assassin’s Creed Mirage is described as a narrative-driven, stealth-focused game that will release in 2023. The speculative details we’ve heard about the game hold true.
As previous leaks have suggested, Mirage will follow Basim – a secondary character first introduced in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla – as he journeys from common street thief to master assassin. Just as another batch of leaks predicted, it will be set in Iraq’s capital Baghdad, 20 years before the events of Valhalla.
Narrative director Sarah Beaulieu said the game will put a great deal of emphasis on story and memorable characters. As is tradition in Assassin’s Creed games, historical figures will appear as supporting characters, while The Expanse actress Shohreh Aghdashloo will voice Basim’s mentor.
Pre-ordering the game will give you access to the 40 Thieves side quest, the image of which was already leaked on reddit (opens in new tab)earlier this month.
Lots more Assassin’s Creed to come
Mirage isn’t the only Assassin’s Creed project Ubisoft has in the works. It’s taking the stealth and stab series to Feudal Japan with a new game codenamed Red. Described as the next title in the series after Mirage, it will be an open-world RPG that casts you as a shinobi (i.e. 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 sparse, 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, who created Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. According to a leak of Try hard games (opens in new tab)will be set in 16th century Europe during a witch-hunt wave.
A new mobile-exclusive Assassin’s Creed game is also in the works. Codenamed Jade, it will feature the usual gameplay you’d expect from an Assassin’s Creed title – as you parkour over an ancient city between hand-to-hand combat – optimized for mobile devices. We also know that it will be set in China and will feature character customization.
Finally, Assassin’s Creed Infinity was tackled. Described as a “platform” that will unite all Assassin’s games into one hub, Ubisoft is still being coy about what exactly Infinity will look like. He did confirm, however, that it will involve a standalone multiplayer mode, reintroducing online play to the series for the first time since one of Assassin’s Creed’s best games, Black Flag. We don’t have any further details on when Infinity might be released.
Looking ahead, Ubisoft said that Valhalla will receive another free expansion. The Last Chapter is a free quest arc that ties up Valhalla’s loose ends and marks the end of Eivor’s history. It will be released later this year.