Assassin’s Creed Mirage is taking the franchise back to its roots

In recent years, the assassin’s Creed The franchise has reinvented itself beyond recognition. The introduction of origins, OdysseyY Valhalla it marked a major departure from the original stealth-based title that wowed millions; shedding story-driven experiences for complicated RPG elements and a stronger focus on the fantastical. But with the confirmation of Assassin’s Creed Miragethankfully, it looks like that chapter is finally coming to an end.

After the circulation of filtered works of art, as well as the Bloomberg report published by Jason Schreier in February: Ubisoft has unveiled the next entry in its best-selling open-world adventure series. Originally developed as an expansion of Valhalla under the code name “Project Rift”, Assassin’s Creed Mirage It will be set in 9th-century Baghdad and will focus on fan-favorite supporting character Basim Ibn Ishaq (a reincarnation of the Norse deity Loki within the canon of the game universe).

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The first official artwork, see: above, shows Basim leaping through an archway with the Golden Gate Palace in the background, apparently going in for the kill.

As we mentioned earlier, multiple sources indicate Mirage it will also “go back to basics”: it will remove RPG-style progression, dialogue options, scale back the environment a bit, and (re)emphasize the importance of stealth.

Other potential items that are currently under discussion Please include the following:

  • The game will take place between 860 and 870 during the Anarchy in Samarra.
  • Basim will be a thief in his youth until he meets the Hidden Ones.
  • Multiple cities to explore, separated by deserts and rivers as the Kingdom of Assassin’s Creed I
  • The game will be slightly different from Valhallaless raw with new animations
  • Eagle Vision is back, but so is the “drone bird”
  • There will also be “Visions of Loki” depicting how Loki manifested into Basim’s body and consumed him.
Assassin's Creed Mirage - Leaked Art
‘Assassin’s Creed Mirage’ leaked art

On top of all this, Ubisoft is apparently preparing to remake the first one. assassin’s Creed secretly based on Project Rift, reusing a “large portion of the assets”. Said remake should also be integrated into a season pass that includes a Constantinople DLC (when Basim meets Sigurd).

Assassin’s Creed Mirage it’s scheduled to hit shelves sometime in 2023; more details will come on September 10 during the Ubisoft Forward livestream event.

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