AT the PlayStation Showcase this morning there was a few moments of excitement for me, one of them being the first gameplay trailer of Assassin’s Creed: Mirage along with the release date.
My first thoughts of the trailer were that it looked like a remake of the original Assassin’s Creed game which was set in Jerusalem during the Crusades and after the previous trilogy of RPG-centric titles that Ubisoft released. I’d been craving a remake of the original game with today’s hardware.
Well, after watching the new trailer, I think this will definitely fill that gap.
Much had been speculated on Ubisofts next Assassin’s Creed game returning to its roots and moving away from the huge open-world, RPG titles that have been released since 2017. While I did enjoy these games and the stories, they just didn’t feel like the series that I fell in love with all those years ago, except for Origin which was the start of the Creed. Odyssey and Valhalla, while playing a part in the story, just didn’t seem to be Assassin’s Creed games.
Ubisoft has since sent some new details about the new Assassin’s Creed: Mirage;
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Sydney, Australia – May 25, 2023 – Today, during the PlayStation® Showcase, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed® Mirage, the upcoming instalment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, will launch worldwide on October 12, 2023.
The new trailer follows Basim, guided by his fellow Hidden Ones, leveraging his tools and skills to track down and eliminate his targets. One of the most agile and resourceful Assassins in franchise history, Basim’s singular playstyle emphasises stealth and deadly assassination techniques, featuring new abilities such as the Assassin’s Focus, which allows him to mark and assassinate several enemies in a row. Additionally, the gameplay footage showcases the vibrant city of Baghdad, whose density and verticality provide plenty of opportunity for players to exploit Basim’s Parkour abilities and swiftly approach their objectives.
With development led* by Ubisoft Bordeaux, the studio behind the Wrath of the Druids expansion for Assassin’s Creed® Valhalla, Assassin’s Creed Mirage is an homage to the series, and a particularly special tribute to the first Assassin’s Creed. Inviting players to immerse themselves in a magnificent ninth-century Baghdad at the peak of its Golden Age, Assassin’s Creed: Mirage offers a condensed, narrative-driven action-adventure experience with a modern take on the parkour, stealth, and assassinations gameplay elements that have defined the franchise for over fifteen years.
In this pivotal moment of History, players will become Basim Ibn Is’haq, a young thief with a mysterious past who joins the Hidden Ones in Alamut on a quest for answers. Basim will be voiced by two talented actors: Lee Madjoub for the VO and Eyad Nassar for the Arabic version, as Assassin’s Creed: Mirage is the first Assassin’s Creed game to release worldwide with full Arabic localisation, including text and voice. They are joining the incredible Mirage cast with Shohreh Aghdashloo, who will voice Roshan, Basim’s mentor in the Hidden Ones.
Starting today, Assassin’s Creed: Mirage will be available for pre-order on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One, as well as on Windows PC through the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store. Players can also subscribe to Ubisoft+ to access the game at launch. Pre-orders are available for the Assassin’s Creed: Mirage standard edition, as well as the as the Assassin’s Creed Mirage Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Case**:
Fans who pre-order*** Assassin’s Creed Mirage will receive an exclusive bonus quest at launch called The Forty Thieves, where players will uncover the mysteries of Ali Baba’s legendary cave.
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