Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s release date may indeed be as mysterious as the assassins themselves. We know that Mirage is an homage to the original Assassin’s Creed games, bringing stealth-focused gameplay back to a densely populated Middle Eastern city. While still an adventure game with a strong narrative focus, long-time Assassin’s Creed players will be reminded of Ezio’s adventures rather than Eivor’s.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage, announced in September 2022, is part of the larger Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed series. After the release of Valhalla in 2020, this is the thirteenth major installment. As with other AC games, Mirage is all about exciting historical events, intriguing characters and insidiousness – something that will hopefully put Mirage among the best computer games when he will eventually be released. Whether you are a veteran assassin or a newbie stealth gameshere’s everything we know about Assassin’s Creed Mirage.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage release date speculation
Sprat Japanese retailers Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s release date may have been accidentally leaked. If this turns out to be true, Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be released on Thursday, October 12, 2023.
Judging by past release windows, Ubisoft tends to launch Assassin’s Creed games between October and December. We predict that Assassin’s Creed Mirage will launch in Q4 2023. Although Ubisoft confirmed the existence of Assassin’s Creed Mirage, they did not give the game a release window.
PC players will be able to find Mirage in the Ubisoft and Epic Games stores. In addition to PC, the upcoming Assassin’s Creed game will be released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage settings and size
The main place in Assassin’s Creed Mirage is ninth-century Baghdad, the capital of the Abbasid caliphate (modern Iraq). We will be able to explore the city during its Golden Age as a thriving global center for scientists, artists, inventors and merchants. Mirage’s only location outside of Baghdad is the majestic assassin fortress of Alamut, an ancient castle that has been frequently referenced in previous games.
Unlike recent Assassin’s Creed games, Mirage will not have a large open world. But even though it’s smaller in map size compared to Valhalla and Odyssey, that doesn’t mean it has less to offer. The the developers promised that Baghdad will be a very busy place, the streets will be full of reactive NPCs who will react to the main character’s “every move”.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage story and gameplay
The Mirage storyline follows a young man named Basim Ibn Ishaq, who first appeared as an important character in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. Set roughly twenty years before Valhalla, Mirage tells the story of Basim’s coming of age as he transforms from a street thief to a master assassin. Unlike its open-world predecessors, Basim’s story is told in a more linear fashion.
Mirage will focus on assassination in its purest form: arrive undetected, destroy the target and disappear without a trace. Basim relies on his parkour skills (he’s expected to be on rooftops for quite some time) and a variety of tools like smoke bombs to help him out. In an interview with Arab Hardware, the developers said that their goal is to reach the level of AC Unity parkour skills.
That said, it looks like some of the series’ recent inventions will be here to stay, such as the enemy-marking eagle that was present in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Valhalla (as seen in the trailers below). The bird, which is called Enkidu, should be of great help in planning the assassination.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage trailer
The reveal trailer for Assassin’s Creed Mirage shows the bustling streets and colorful markets of medieval Baghdad. There’s no gameplay demo yet, but we’re getting a taste of Mirage’s atmosphere and story.
In the first scene, we hear Basim’s mentor, Roshan, asking the young thief if he is ready to “give up who he once thought he was.” He is among the Brotherhood of the Hidden, completing the ritual of cutting off his fingers to join their ranks. We later see him sparring with Roshan in the Alamut citadel, both dressed in assassin’s garb.
Meanwhile, the Mirage trailer shows several flashbacks to Basim’s past as an orphan. Accused of theft, he tries to escape from the city guard before Roshan saves him. As he returns to the streets of Baghdad as a seasoned assassin, a thrilling fight scene ensues with plenty of stealth, smoke bombs and hand-to-hand combat. Don’t miss a quick glimpse of our hero atop a very tall building overlooking the city as his eagle partner flies by.
At the end of the trailer, a genie appears from the shadows after Basim kills his target. While the role of the genie remains a mystery, c mentioned developers that it is related to Basim’s memory and will play a role in his character development.
News Assassin’s Creed Mirage
Back in September 2022, the Xbox Store listing for Assassin’s Creed Mirage caused a a bit of a commotion. It was speculated that the game would feature gambling elements, which were widely interpreted as “microtransactions”. However, Ubisoft later announced that the listing was false, stating that “there is no actual gambling or loot boxes in the game”.
In an interview with the Access the Animus YouTube channel on September 24, Jean-Luc Sala, art director of Ubisoft Bordeaux, paints a more detailed picture of Basim’s character. He describes the young orphan as an overconfident thief who realizes that he is suffer from mental problems and self-doubt. This, says Sala, is “a conflict in history.”
Finally, we have great news for Valhalla players who can’t wait for Mirage, as the latest Assassin’s Creed Valhalla DLC adds crossover bonus quest. A surprise quest called “A Shared History” involves mentor Basim Roshan teaming up with Avor to kill a bunch of common enemies.