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Assassin’s Creed Mirage to Move Back to Franchise’s Roots; First Trailer Revealed – Effinate Games


Yesterday’s Ubisoft Forward brought us our very first look at what the future holds for the Assassin’s Creed franchise. While we got information on at least 4 different AC games, Assassin’s Creed Mirage seemed to be the main spotlight of the event. You can see power here if you missed it.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage Trailer, first look at a young Basim

While the trailer isn’t in-game footage, it does give us a glimpse of what to expect from the game. The cinematic trailer immerses us in a nostalgic Assassin’s Creed experience with the stealth and vintage assassinations that we used to see in the older games

We also get our first proper look at a young Basim since the leaked AC Mirage photos. The game centers on a young Basim Ibn Ishaq. The persona was originally introduced as an experienced Hidden One in Valhalla. Twenty years before Valhalla, in the golden age, Mirage is in the middle of the crowded streets of Baghdad. AC Mirage explores Basim as a petty thief in Baghdad before becoming a master assassin.

The game shows Basim’s backstory along with his mentor Roshan. Roshan is a former Persian slave who then trains Basim to become a master. The studio announced that Shohreh Aghdashloo, the Emmy winner, will be the voice of Roshan.

More about the game

According to the developers, the game seems to go back to its original roots. The RPG factor involved in the last few games is being dropped too a more basic and familiar Assassin’s Creed experience. The trailer is also very reminiscent of that experience.

The game will focus on stealth and a more AC-like setting in an old city. Knife throwing is a big part of stealth killing that was missing in the last games, however Mirage will bring it back as well. There will also be plenty of hideouts for easier stealth kills

Assassin’s Creed Mirage Basim

The entire game will take place in Baghdad, but there will be more areas to explore. Also, parkour was one of the main things that set Assassin’s Creed apart from other games. Assassin’s Creed will focus on parkour much more than its predecessors and there will be a lot of NPCs on the streets.

The removal of RPG factors also gets rid of a few things like the leveling system and dialogue choices. Eagle vision is also expected to make a comeback after being replaced by the drone bird in AC Origins. The game is also reportedly just going to have a male protagonist Basim and no female choice.

Overall, the game appears to be a love letter to the original Assassin’s Creed games. Although we didn’t get the long-awaited AC1 remake, we really hope that Assassin’s Creed Mirage can deliver everything expected of it and become the AC game that revives the franchise back to its peak. The game will launch in 2023 and will be available on all major platforms, including older generation consoles.

Are you excited for Assassin’s Creed Mirage or do you prefer the current RPG games? Tell us in the comments.

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