Physical Address

304 North Cardinal St.
Dorchester Center, MA 02124

Assassin’s Creed Mirage game description leaks, mentions setting and free next-gen upgrade – Effinate Games


Assassin’s Creed Mirage has been the subject of several leaks, starting with a report that it would star Valhalla’s Basim and release in Spring 2023. We’ve since learned that at least the first part of that is true, but plenty of other unofficial information has leaked out. The latest leak comes from the PlayStation Store.

More specifically, it comes from gaming journalist Tom Henderson, who shared the game’s “official description” from the PlayStation Store on TwitLonger. “Experience the story of Basim, a cunning street thief who seeks answers and justice as he navigates the busy streets of ninth-century Baghdad,” it reads. “Through a mysterious, ancient organization known as The Hidden Ones, he will become a deadly Master Assassin and change his destiny in ways he could never have imagined.” This is consistent with the rumors that Mirage is Basim’s origin story – the name Origins with a capital O is of course already taken. It also matches the only artwork that has been officially released, showing Basim leaping over a crowd in what is presumably Baghdad.

The description goes on to list some of the game’s features. “A modern take on the iconic gameplay” of the franchise is promised, which would make sense as Mirage is expected to return to the series’ stealth roots. Parkour is also mentioned along with “four unique districts” in Baghdad. It’s easy to imagine how they could open up as the game progresses.

Finally, the description mentions a free next-gen upgrade from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 – Smart Delivery already takes care of this on the Xbox side. Owning the game digitally on PS4 means getting it for free on PS5, and the same goes for the disc version as long as it’s inserted into the drive. This means that the PS5 digital console will miss out on this offer.

There’s no mention of post-launch content in the leak, but we already have an idea of ​​what it might entail. Artwork (seen at the top of this article) for a bonus mission called “The Forty Thieves” was spotted online, suggesting some sort of pre-order bonus, special edition content, DLC mission, or some combination of the three. Fortunately, Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be part of the upcoming Ubisoft Forward 2022 stream, and we expect to learn a lot at the show.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.