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Next Assassin's Creed game is titled Mirage; won't have RPG mechanics

Published: 14:56, 30 August 2022
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Assassin's Creed Mirage will reportedly follow the story of young Basim who joins the Hidden Ones

New details about the next Assassin's Creed game have surfaced, revealing that the franchise will be returning to its roots for this particular instalment. 

Ubisoft's next Assassin's Creed game will be titled Mirage, according to the latest information from various industry insiders. The details were first leaked by the Assassin's Creed content creator j0nathan , who revealed the title, target release date, story info and more. 

Some of the leaked info has been corroborated by Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier but there's also some stuff that has been marked as not true. 

Below, you'll find the full breakdown of the new info from j0nathan. We've bolded the details that have been corroborated by Schreier. 

Assassin's Creed Mirage leak

  • 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

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  • The game will be a return to basics, with strong inspiration from the first Assassin's Creed
  • 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.

Ubisoft Assassin's Creed: Valhalla screenshot showing gorgeous england scenery Basim first appeared in Assassin's Creed Vahalla where he was one of the main characters in the storyline

The leaker further adds that Ubisoft are also preparing the remake of the first Assassin's Creed game, which will be based on Mirage's assets. More details will be officially revealed at Ubisoft Forward on September 10, 2022. 

Ubisoft did confirm the date for their Forward event, saying that they will be sharing more on their franchises, so it's safe to say that this part of the leak is probably spot on. 

Assassin's Creed franchise took a quite significant turn with the latest trilogy, introducing RPG elements and dialogue options, pushing the game out of the action-adventure genre, which some fans did not take lightly.

Luckily, it does seem that Ubisoft listened to the feedback and will introduce a more stealth-focused game with Mirage. 

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