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It was only a few days ago that the next Assassin’s Creed game saw some leaks. At the time, it was reported that the game would be called Assassin’s Creed Mirage and would star Valhalla’s Basim. Now we know that at least that part of the report is completely true.
Ubisoft announced it on Twitter through the official Assassin’s Creed account – perhaps the leak resulted in the news breaking a little sooner than originally planned. “Assassin’s Creed Mirage is the next Assassin’s Creed game,” said the tweet, confirming the title. The accompanying image also shows Basim jumping over a crowd, confirming his role in the game. In addition, it promises “to tell [us] more on September 10 at Ubisoft Forward.” The showcase will stream that Saturday starting at 3pm ET/noon PT.
When Assassin’s Creed Mirage first leaked, the report came with some additional details that have yet to be confirmed by Ubisoft. It’s said to be a more stealth-focused entry that takes the series back to its roots when it releases in spring 2023. It will star a younger Basim when he was a street-level thief and not yet an elevated Hidden One. There is also buzz that the original Assassin’s Creed has been remade and will be included in Mirages Season Pass. To reiterate, only the name and picture of Basim have been confirmed so far.
That’s not the only image of the Mirage we’ve seen, though. Artwork for a bonus quest called “The Forty Thieves” has also been unearthed, and the concept certainly lines up with a game that reportedly stars a younger, thief-like Basim. Again, this is unconfirmed on Ubisoft’s end, but such a quest sounds like the exact kind of thing the company likes to include in its season passes, pre-orders, and special editions.
In any case, we will know more later this month. See our guide on how to watch Ubisoft Forward 2022 for more information on the other kinds of games that can be shown during the stream.