Ubisoft unveils an artwork with Basim Ibn Ishaq

The new installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise from French publisher Ubisoft is called Assassin’s Creed Mirage.

If the first official information concerning Assassin’s Creed Mirage (code name: Rift) will be unveiled on September 10 as part of the digital conference Ubisoft Forward, the youtuber “j0nathan” has very often preceded the communication ofUbisoft. This continued with a visual leak from the Ubisoft Store as well as confirmations and clarifications from Jason Schreierformer star face of Kotaku and journalist at Bloomberg.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage in the Medieval East

Originally developed as an expansion for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Assassin’s Creed Mirage is set to take place between 860 and 870 in Baghdad, during the Anarchy in Samarra, a period during which the Abbasid Caliphate was marked by extreme internal instability and by the violent succession of four caliphs, and will focus on the character Basim Ibn Ishaq in his youth as a thief until he arrives at Those Unseen, the ancestor of the Brotherhood of Assassins.

Baghdad will be divided into four zones (each with a boss). There will be around the desert, oases and rivers. It was also a question of exploring several cities, but this was finally denied, in particular because of a bad translation. Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be a return to basics, with strong inspiration from the first Assassin’s Creed. Several RPG elements have been removed, such as dialogue choices, gender selection, and the level system. The gameplay will be slightly different from that of AC Valhalla, less wild and with new animations. Basim will be able to use the rope dagger (no relation to that of Connor Kenway or his real name Ratonhnhaké:ton) to eliminate his opponents as in the final fight against Eivor in AC Valhalla. Finally, the eagle vision will also make a return, as will the “bird drone”.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be released in spring 2023

Assassin’s Creed Mirage is scheduled for release in spring 2023, between April and June. In the game, there will be “Visions of Loki” for how Loki manifested into Basim’s body and consumed him. For the record, Loki explains in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla that he introduced his genetic code into the genes of humanity to avoid the Great Catastrophe which threatened to destroy the First Civilization (the “Isus”) and to find his lover Aletheia, whose consciousness was preserved in the Rod of Hermes Trismegistus. With the exception of a small scene where we see Basim enter the Animus, Assassin’s Creed Mirage will not feature any in-game footage in the present, but that may change by the end of development.

An Assassin’s Creed remake to accompany Assassin’s Creed Mirage

Ubisoft is secretly preparing the remake of AC1 based on the work of AC Mirage. They will reuse a large part of the assets. The AC1 remake aims to be integrated into the Assassin’s Creed Mirage season pass which will also include the Constantinople DLC, The Forty Thieves Quest or The Quest of the Forty Thieves, when Basim meets Sigurd Styrbjornson, the brother of Eivor Varinsdottir. It will arrive several months after the release of AC Mirage.

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