Assassin’s Creed Mirage was officially revealed at the AC Showcase during the Ubisoft Forward event over the weekend.
As the rumours suggested, Basim Ibn Is’haq from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be the main protagonist. However, this will be a much younger Basim, taking place 20 years prior to the events of Valhalla. Furthermore, Mirage won’t be a huge expanded world as with the series post AC Origins.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage will take place during 9th century Baghdad, Iraq, said to be the peak of its “Golden Age”. The game will be developed by Ubisoft Bordeaux, the studio behind the AC Valhalla expansion, Wrath of the Druids.
The Assassin’s Creed Mirage trailer was cinematic. Meaning that there was sadly no gameplay, but hopefully, that will arrive in the coming weeks. However, the cinematic trailer at least gave us a good indication as to what Mirage is all about.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage takes the series back to its roots
By watching the reveal trailer, Mirage is clearly inspired by the original game in the series from 2007. To capture the essence of the first game, the game’s original composer, Brendan Angelides composed the music for the cinematic trailer.
According to the press release provided by Ubisoft, Mirage: “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.”
What’s the story of Mirage?
Basim begins life as a solo street thief before being scouted by the Hidden Ones, who would later come to be known as the Brotherhood of Assassins. Upon being recruited by the Hidden Ones, the experienced Assassin, Roshan becomes Basim’s mentor, who is voiced by Emmy-winning actress Shohreh Aghdashloo.
At this time, Assassin’s Creed Mirage doesn’t have a release date, other than a tentative 2023 launch window. However, with a bit of luck, it might arrive early into the new year.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage comes with a lower RRP
It’s also worth mentioning that Mirage will not be a full-price game. Instead, it will have a seemingly reasonable RRP of £34.99/$49.99 USD for the standard edition. Assassin’s Creed Mirage will release for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
Furthermore, the last-gen and current-gen versions will have the same price, so you won’t have to pay extra for an upgrade. Which is always a nice little bonus.
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