Assassin’s Creed fans, rejoice! You have a good reason to. Ubisoft officially revealed the next installment in one of their most popular franchises. The next installment in the long-running series is officially titled Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and the game will be set in the 9th century CE in Baghdad. The game’s protagonist will be Basim Ibn Ishaq, and the story will be about his growth from an orphan to a master assassin.
Check the official announcement trailer down below:
“In the ninth century CE, Baghdad is at its height, leading the world in science, art, innovation, and commerce. Amid its bustling urban landscape, a conflicted young orphan with a tragic past must navigate the streets to survive. Experience the story of Basim in Assassin’s Creed Mirage. In Assassin’s Creed Mirage, you are Basim, a cunning street thief with nightmarish visions, seeking answers and justice. After an act of deadly retribution, Basim flees Baghdad and joins an ancient organization – The Hidden Ones. As he learns their mysterious rituals and powerful tenets, he will hone his unique abilities, discover his true nature, and come to understand a new Creed – one that will change his fate in ways he never could have imagined.” — Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the official description
Assassin’s Creed is one of the longest-running series in the modern gaming industry. The series started with the original game back in 2007 where the player played with Altaïr Ibn-LaʼAhad. Since then, the series introduced us to many assassins, locations, and time periods, including the Crusades, Italian Renaissance, American War for Independence, French Revolution, etc.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is the 13th major installment in the series and it will follow Basim Ibn Ishaq, who we have already met in the previous installment Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Mirage is set 20 years before the events of Valhalla and it will follow Basim’s coming-of-age story. The game will also adapt the elements of the original Assassin’s Creed games, focusing more on stealth, which makes the game sort of like “going back to the roots” for the franchise, which is something the fans have really wanted after the series started focusing more on the RPG elements.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is set to be released in 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The specific release date is still TBA, but the game is already available for pre-order.