Assassin’s Creed Mirage Revealed at Ubisoft

Assassin’s Creed Mirage, a new action-adventure game in the series with a focus on stealth and parkour, has been officially unveiled by Ubisoft.

 

Assassin’s Creed plans for 2022, 2023 and beyond Image: Ubisoft
Assassin’s Creed plans for 2022, 2023 and beyond Image: Ubisoft

 

Assassin’s Creed Mirage, which was unveiled as a component of Ubisoft Forward’s Assassin’s Creed Showcase, places you in the role of Basim Ibn Ishaq and takes place in Baghdad twenty years before the events of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Developer Ubisoft Bordeaux used the same three design pillars as the original game: stealth, parkour, and assassinations. It is intended to be a contemporary interpretation of the classic gameplay pattern for the older Assassin’s Creed games.

Although there was no gameplay displayed, a CGI movie trailer highlighted Basim’s transformation from a straightforward street burglar to a skilled assassin. He learns how to accomplish this from Roshan, a Persian assassin played by Shohreh Aghdashloo, winner of an Emmy. We may anticipate that the story of the pair will encompass various historical personalities, including political leaders, according to narrative director Sarah Beaulieu.
Additional information was provided by Ubisoft Bordeaux at a press briefing that was also made available to the public. Similar to the first games in the series, this one is set in a city, and Baghdad is divided into four distinct districts. We’ll also go to Alamut, the Hidden Ones’ stronghold headquarters, which is outside of Baghdad.

Expect plenty of trails up to roofs and hiding places because the environment has been built with both parkour routes and stealth in mind. To allow for additional detail in stealth encounters, a new, more precise detection mechanism has been developed. Additionally, according to Ubisoft, you can anticipate the reintroduction of some iconic parkour moves, such as the corner swing, as well as a faster freerunning speed than in previous titles.

The recent Assassin’s Creed games’ RPG format has been eliminated as a result of the return to a more traditional game template; Mirage is touted as a more linear game with a strong emphasis on narrative.

Like the original games, there will be sections where you can pick from a variety of accessible tasks and then stretches of linear mission chains.
Some of those tasks will be the principal assassination quests, or “Black Box missions,” as Ubisoft refers to them. The fact that they present “opportunity to determine the methods and path to take down the next target” notwithstanding the lack of specifics that were provided was stated. Maybe they take inspiration from the assassination missions in AC Unity, which offered a variety of strategies for infiltrating a scene and killing a target?

While Assassin’s Creed Mirage undoubtedly pays homage to its past, this updated version also introduces a few fresh ideas. Returning is the eagle friend that was initially featured in Assassin’s Creed Origins. Using the bird’s vision, according to Ubisoft, is useful for locating covert paths, but you should be careful of new archer foes who can shoot your eagle out of the sky. Additionally, Basim will gain access to “Assassin’s Focus,” a power that slows down time and lets him carry out several assassinations at once. It sounds a bit like Splinter Cell’s Mark and Execute system meets Assassin’s Creed.

Beyond these improvements, Basim’s equipment appears to follow the series’ heritage, featuring a blowdart, traps, and mines.

He will also be able to kill foes by pulling down scaffolding and performing other similar contextual environmental killings.

The release of Assassin’s Creed Mirage for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, PC, and Amazon Luna is scheduled for 2023. The $150 collector’s case includes the deluxe edition along with a 32cm statue of Basim, a replica of his brooch, a map and art book, a soundtrack, and a steelbook. There are three editions planned: the $50 standard edition, the $60 deluxe edition (which includes “additional content”), and the $60 deluxe edition (which also includes the steelbook).

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