New Assassin’s Creed Games Revealed, Set In Baghdad, Japan, & More
A bunch of new Assassin’s Creed games were revealed during a “Future of Assassin’s Creed” segment during Ubisoft Forward on September 10, 2022.
Ubisoft finally unveiled Assassin’s Creed Mirage with a CGI trailer. Set in 9th-century Baghdad, the game puts players in the role of a young assassin named Basim. The game will mark a return to stealth action origins for the series. It will not feature RPG elements, such as the leveling system, dialogue choices, gender choice found in recent AC games.
The Eagle Vision mechanic is set to make its return in Assassin’s Creed Mirage. Basim will also be able to use a String Dagger to eliminate his opponents. While the entire game takes place in the city of Baghdad, the world map is broken down into distinct zones, each featuring a boss encounter. The setting will include a desert, oases, and rivers.
Ubisoft also offered information regarding the games that will follow Mirage in the mainline series. The Quebec City studio of Ubisoft is currently working on a game with the codename “Red,” which will take place in feudal-era Japan, while the Montreal team is developing a game with the codename “Hexe,” an AC game involving witches, which is still in the early stages of development. As rumored earlier, the RPG mechanics seen in recent Assassin’s Creed games have largely being taken out for Mirage, though Red and Hexe will likely follow the design philosophy of Assassin’s Creed Origins and Odyssey.
The publisher also gave shed light on an additional AC project, titled”Infinity”, which seems to be an online hub that will link the mainline games with standalone multiplayer projects. It sounds very much like a live service venture, which is what rumors had also stated, but it somehow links up to the other games in the mainline series.