Assassin’s Creed Mirage will bring the series back to its roots in 2023

Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the next entry in Ubisoft’s long-running action-adventure series, is due out in 2023. The publisher announced the release date during its Ubisoft Forward event today. Set two decades before the events of Assassin’s Creed Valhallawill the game reunite fans with a Basim Ibn Ishaq and return the series to its stealth roots.

In a briefing held ahead of today’s presentation, Ubisoft Bordeaux, the studio leading development on the project, described Basim as the most agile assassin in franchise history. He will have new abilities to help him avoid detection, some of which can be seen in the cinematic trailer released today by Ubisoft. A key part of Basim’s gear is Enkidu, his pet eagle. Like Senu in originsEnkidu can proactively search for you to detect potential threats but being new Mirage is that there will be archers who can spot and take out your feathered friend. In addition to new gadgets, including smoke bombs and poison mines, Basim will also have the ability to temporarily slow time and plan multiple assassinations.

With the action returning primarily to a single city – Baghdad circa 861 AD – parkour will play a much bigger role than it has in more recent games. According to Ubisoft Bordeaux, Basim would be one of the fastest freerunners in franchise history, with a move set that includes both new and returning tricks. The story, meanwhile, focuses on The Hidden Ones, the organization that predates the Assassin Brotherhood, and will be Shohreh Aghdashloo (The wide, destiny 2) play Basim’s mentor Roshan.

When next year comes Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be available for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Amazon Luna and PC. In the meantime, fans can look forward to The Last Chapter. The free DLC will be released later this year and will complete the story of Valhalla.

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