At the Ubisoft Forward stream, Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the latest entry in the long-running Assassin’s Creed series.
Following the Egyptian, Greek, and Viking settings of the three previous games, Mirage sees a return to the series’ roots and it is set in Baghdad. Its story also serves as a prequel to Valhalla.
Check out the world premiere trailer for the game here:
While Ubisoft has yet to dive deep into gameplay, we did get a synopsis that reads:
“Mirage invites players to immerse themselves in a magnificent ninth-century Baghdad at the peak of its Golden Age. It offers a narrative-driven action-adventure experience with an intriguing coming-of-age storyline, charismatic protagonists, a majestic open city and modernized legacy gameplay focusing on parkour, stealth and assassinations.
They will embody a new hero, Basim Ibn Is’haq, a singular street thief with a mysterious past, who will join the Hidden Ones in Alamut on a quest for answers. Basim’s mentor, Roshan, will be voiced by Emmy-winning actress Shohreh Aghdashloo. Mirage is an homage to the series, and a particularly special tribute to the first Assassin’s Creed.”
In addition to this upcoming game, Ubisoft also unveiled the Assassin’s Creed roadmap, including two flagship games.
Here’s a quick summary of the announcements:
- Assassin’s Creed Codename RED – the next flagship Assassin’s Creed game that will be set in feudal Japan. It is being developed by Ubisoft Quebec, the studio behind Odyssey.
- Assassin’s Creed Codename HEXE – the next game after RED which is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal. Though there’s no word yet on where the game will be set.
- Assassin’s Creed Codename INFINITY – a project that will connect different games in the series, including released Assassin’s Creed titles and the next ones to launch: Codename Red and Codename HEXE. As part of this project, multiplayer is set to return as a standalone experience in the Assassin’s Creed series.
- The Assassin’s Creed Codename JADE – a AAA action-adventure RPG for mobile that will be free-to-play. As the codename implies, this game will be set in Ancient China.
- The live-action Assassin’s Creed series – a partnership between Ubisoft Film & Television and Netflix. This collab will also feature an exclusive Assassin’s Creed game by Netflix that will be available on the streaming platform as part of its gaming push.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is set to release sometime in 2023 for the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.