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Assassin’s creed mirage: everything we know so far

The release of Assassin’s Creed Mirage is expected this week.

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Ubisoft has officially revealed Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and despite the lack of available information, the game has experienced a significant quantity of leaks.

The upcoming instalment in the decades-long franchise, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, is expected to return the game to its origins. Although Basim from Valhalla is seen in the artwork, Ubisoft has only provided a little piece of information, which seems to verify the leaks and theories surrounding the game.

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Undoubtedly, during this week’s Ubisoft Forward digital event, we’ll get more specifics. Last week, the publisher teased fans with a tweet in which it both confirmed that the game’s name is Assassin’s Creed Mirage and said as much.

So what can we expect from a ‘series reset’? Here’s everything we’ve heard so far.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage: cut to the chase

  • What is it? A new Assassin’s Creed game set to take the series back to its roots
  • When can I play it? TBC
  • What can I play it on? TBC

ASSASSIN’S CREED MIRAGE: RELEASE DATE AND PLATFORMS

Ubisoft only recently officially revealed Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and additional information is being promised for this week’s unveiling event. So far, no release date has been announced.

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Despite this, there have been several leaks on the next game, including rumours that it would be released in 2023. or even an eventual debut later this year. At this point, everything is just conjecture, therefore it will be worthwhile to wait until this weekend for further details.

We’d venture a guess that Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be released on PC and cross-gen consoles in terms of platforms. And a recent release from Tom Henderson, a prolific Twitter leaker, appears to support that.

He has posted what he claims to be the PlayStation Store’s official product description for the game. The rumoured Baghdad locale, Basim as the main character, and the increasing emphasis on stealth are all confirmed in the sample. Additionally, it states that Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be accessible on PS4 and PS5, indicating that Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One will receive the game. The greatest thing, though? If you already own the PS4 version of the game, you may get the PS5 digital version at no additional charge.

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There is, however, one catch. You won’t be able to insert your PS4 disc of Assassin’s Creed Mirage into your PS5 Digital Edition system in order to receive the PS5 update.

Given that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was streamed to the portable hybrid, we could see a Nintendo Switch release. We can’t say for sure one way or the other because that was only available on the Japanese market.

ASSASSIN’S CREED MIRAGE: GAMEPLAY AND SETTING

The leaks around Assassin’s Creed Mirage have been pretty consistent with one another so far. They paint a picture of a series reset that will see the franchise return to its stealth roots. We can cobble together a reasonable idea of what to expect – providing the rumors are close to being accurate. Ubisoft’s key art further cements everything we’ve heard so far, but until we get official confirmation, don’t put too much stock in the rumors.

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Assassin’s Creed Mirage is taking the series back to basics: set in Baghdad, we already know Basim will take center stage. Introduced in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Basim is part of the first Assassin Brotherhood, and Mirage will take us along on his earlier adventures. The impending Mirage started off as a spin-off to the Viking-themed title before escalating into its own fully fledged entry into the franchise.

Rather than the open-world RPG gameplay of more recent years, Assassin’s Creed Mirage looks set to slough off the bloated trappings that come with the larger scope of those games. Instead, there appears to be a focus on stealth and a smaller experience overall. Fans pining for a return to the good old days of Assassin’s Creed should be happy. 

Baghdad will be the only city in the game, but it’ll be split into four zones. Each one contains a boss ready to be thwarted, but it’s unclear how that unfolds in-game progression. 

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In keeping with the return to roots, leakers claim throwing knives are back, along with rooftop hidey holes. Assassin’s Creed has always embraced parkour, but Mirage is doubling down on it. The leaker says there will be significantly more environmental opportunities to stretch those limber muscles. That includes lanterns “to turn around the corner of a wall” and poles to access “distant buildings.”

Following in the footsteps of Assassin’s Creed Unity, it’s said the streets of Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be bristling with NPCs. That first attempt didn’t pan out well for Ubisoft, and we’ve not seen subsequent series installments try to reach such an ambitious goal since.

ASSASSIN’S CREED MIRAGE: NEWS AND RUMORS

Assassin’s Creed Mirage is set to be unveiled this weekend at Ubisoft Forward. The event will feature a “very special Assassin’s Creed showcase” according to the latest on the publisher’s website. 

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First official details coming this week

Ubisoft’s tweet about Mirage confirms that we’ll hear all about Assassin’s Creed Mirage this weekend. With the 15th anniversary of the series and rumors of multiple games on the horizon, it should be quite the treat for franchise fans. 

The rumored Project Red and Project Hexe are also supposedly to be unveiled, according to Tom Henderson . Project Red will reportedly be set in Japan with a samurai-esque assassin. Project Hexe meanwhile is apparently going to be the “darkest Assassin’s Creed game ever”. It sounds the most interesting of the three, honestly, set against the backdrop of the witch hunts in 16th-century Europe.   

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