[Editor’s note: A new gameplay deep dive for Assassin’s Creed Mirage was released as part of Ubisoft Forward which you can watch here.]
Last week during the PlayStation Showcase, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed Mirage will launch worldwide on October 12, 2023. A new gameplay trailer that released as part of the announcement follows Basim, guided by his fellow Hidden Ones, leveraging his tools and skills to track down and eliminate his targets. Basim’s 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 utilise Basim’s enhanced 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 looks to be paying homage to the first Assassin’s Creed released back in 2007 that started it all for us. 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 voice 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. After binge watching The Expanse late last year, I will play anything that has Shohreh Aghdashloo’s voice in it.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is available for pre-order on PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One and Series X/S, 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. Eager gamers 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.
For more information about Assassin’s Creed Mirage, please visit assassinscreed.com. A new gameplay deep dive for Assassin’s Creed Mirage was released as part of Ubisoft Forward which you can watch here.