Ubisoft has confirmed its next Assassin’s Creed game.
Per a tweet shared today through the official Assassin’s Creed Twitter account, the next Assassin’s Creed game will be called Assassin’s Creed: Mirage. Ubisoft will share more about the new installment on September 10 as part of a Ubisoft Forward event.
The tweet includes the first artwork for Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, which seems to confirm previous rumors that claimed the long-running franchise’s latest setting would be Baghdad.
Here’s what’s known about Assassin’s Creed: Mirage thus far, according to a roundup of leaks that originated from a YouTuber by the name of j0nathan earlier this week:
- The final name should be Assassin’s Creed Mirage
- Released in Spring 2023 (between April and June).
- The game will take place between 860 and 870 in Baghdad, during the Anarchy in Samarra.
- We will play Basim in his youth as a thief until he arrived at the Hidden Ones.
- Multiple cities to explore, separated by desert and rivers like the Kingdom of AC1.
- The game will be a return to basics, with strong inspiration from the first Assassin’s Creed.
- Several RPG elements removed: no more dialogue choices, no gender choice (obviously) and no more level system.
- The Gameplay would be slightly different from that of Valhalla, less raw and with new animations.
- The Eagle Vision is back but so is the “drone bird.”
- Basim will be able to use the String Dagger to eliminate his opponents.
- There will be “Visions of Loki” for how Loki manifested into Basim’s body and consumed him.
The leaks go on to suggest that Ubisoft is also prepping a remake of the original Assassin’s Creed, one that will have close ties with Mirage:
- Ubisoft is secretly preparing the remake of AC1 based on Rift/Mirage’s work. They will reuse a large part of the assets.
- AC1 Remake should be integrated into a Season Pass which will also include DLC in Constantinople (when Basim meets Sigurd). It will be released a few months
Ubisoft is also working on another Assassin’s Creed project dubbed Assassin’s Creed Infinity. In development as part of a new collaborative, cross-studio structure between Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Quebec, Infinity is reportedly a live online game service that will feature connected titles and continually expanding settings and game content.