The next major Assassin’s Creed game has been officially revealed by Ubisoft after a series of leaks. The game will revolve around time travel to the ninth century and geography to Baghdad, where players will assume the role of a budding assassin named Bassem.
Ubisoft says the game will return to the roots of the series, focusing on action and adventure rather than development mechanics or RPG elements from recent games. Mirage is expected to be released in 2023. The cast includes Shahriyya Aghdashloo as Bassem’s teacher and guide in his evolution from a street thief to a professional Assassin (serving in the dark).
The beloved Ubisoft series didn’t end there, as it also announced a number of other big announcements regarding the future of the series.
Let’s begin with cell phones. Assassin’s Creed: Jade is Ubisoft’s first smartphone game with an open world that takes place in ancient China and allows players to customize their own characters. You can also do parkour across the Great Wall of China, which sounds fun once you imagine it. Codename Jade will be listed soon. Additionally, Ubisoft is working on an unnamed mobile title for Netflix’s gaming service, though no details have been released. Netflix and Ubisoft are working together on a live-action Assassin’s Creed series.
After Mirage, the French company will release some new games. One of these games, codenamed “Red”, is in development at Ubisoft’s Quebec City studio and will be set in feudal Japan, while the Montreal team is developing another game, codenamed “Hexe”. There are not many details about these parts yet, but they appear to be related to the magicians. Mirage avoids RPG mechanics found in games such as Odyssey, but Red and Hexe both use them.
Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which appears to be a hub tying together the main games and multiplayer standalone projects, also received some additional details from the publisher. In the words of the creative director and producer of some of the Assassin’s Creed sequels, it’s like the Animus of the game