Yesterday’s Ubisoft Forward brought us our very first look at what the future holds for the Assassin’s Creed franchise. While we got info on at least 4 different AC games, Assassin’s Creed Mirage seemed to be the main spotlight of the event. You can watch the stream here in case you missed it.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage Trailer, First Look at a Young Basim
Although the trailer isn’t in-game footage, it gives us an insight into what to expect from the game. The cinematic trailer delves us into a nostalgic Assassin’s Creed experience with the stealth and vintage assassinations that we used to see in the older games
We also get our first proper look at a young Basim since the leaked AC Mirage images. The game is centered on a young Basim Ibn Ishaq. The persona was initially presented as a seasoned Hidden One in Valhalla. Twenty years before Valhalla, in the Golden Age, Mirage is set amid the crowded streets of Baghdad. AC Mirage explores Basim when he was a minor thief in Baghdad before he became a master Assassin.
The game shows Basim’s backstory along with his mentor Roshan. Roshan is a former Persian slave who then trains Basim to become a master. The studio announced that Shohreh Aghdashloo, the Emmy award winner will be the voice of Roshan.
More About the Game
The game according to the developers seems to go back to its original roots. The RPG factor involved in the last couple of games is being ditched for a more basic and familiar Assassins Creed experience. The trailer is also very reminiscent of that experience.
The game will focus on stealth and a more AC-like setting in an old city. Knife throwing is a huge part of stealth kills which was missing in the last games, Mirage, however, will bring that back too. There will also be loads of hiding spots for easier stealth kills
The entirety of the game will occur in Baghdad but there will be multiple areas to explore. Moreover, parkour was one of the major things that made Assassin’s Creed apart from other games. Assassin’s Creed will focus on parkour a lot more than its predecessors and there will be a lot of NPCs on the streets.
The removal of RPG factors also gets rid of a few things like the leveling system and dialogue choices. Eagle vision is also expected to make a comeback after getting replaced by the drone bird in AC Origins. The game is also reportedly just going to have a male protagonist Basim and no female choice.
All in all the game seems to be a love letter to the original Assassin’s Creed games. Though we didn’t get the much anticipated AC1 Remake we really hope Assassin’s Creed Mirage can deliver everything expected of it and becomes the AC game that revives the franchise back to its peak. The game will launch in 2023 and will be available on all major platforms including older generation consoles as well.
Are you excited for Assassin’s Creed Mirage or do you prefer the current RPG-style games? Let us know in the comments.