Ubisoft games announced the latest installment in the Assassin Creed franchise by unveiling its next title Assassin’s Creed Mirage, during the Ubisoft Forward event. The game was announced with a cinematic trailer, pre-order details, and a concrete release window at the showcase event.
Earlier, Ubisoft had teased the fans with a snippet of the game via their Twitter handle, which featured Basim, the antagonist of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The game will feature the story of Basim, who dwells on the streets of Baghdad in the ninth century. According to the video game company, the game takes the franchise back to its roots of intense parkour and stealth.
Notably, Assassin’s Creed Mirage was planned to be an extension to the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla universe, but the developers decided to put it as a standalone title instead. The title emphasizes the story of Bashim, who initially featured in Valhalla, as one of the protagonists but later betrays Eivor, the lead protagonist, in the climax of Valhalla.
The game’s release date is yet to be confirmed by Ubisoft but will arrive sometime in 2023 in two digital editions. Assassin’s Creed Mirage (Standard Edition) will include the base game and Pre-order Bonus (The Forty Thieves Quest), priced at $49.99. Meanwhile, the Deluxe edition will include a Deluxe Pack (Prince of Persia-inspired outfit, mount skin, eagle, and weapons), priced at $59.99.
The game will also release a collector’s edition, which will feature some exclusive goodies for the game, including a high-quality figurine of Basim, a replica of his brooch, and more. The collector’s edition will cost an eye-watering sum of $149.99.
In addition to Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Ubisoft also revealed Assassin’s Creed Infinity, a new platform and hub for Assassin’s Creed games. Assassin’s Creed Codename Red and Assassin’s Creed Codename Hexe are the two initial games announced for the platform.
“Infinity is not a game, per-se. It’s going to be the single entry point for our fans into the Assassin’s Creed franchise in the future. Infinity is going to be a hub that will unite all our different experiences and our players together in meaningful ways,” vice president and executive producer of Assassin’s Creed, Marc-Alexis Côté said at the event.