The first Assassin’s Creed was released back in November 2007, with the latest one being Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, released back in November 2020. This franchise is one of Ubisoft’s most valuable assets, and without a doubt, we will see a new entry. There were leaks about where the game was going to take us next, and today, Ubisoft confirmed that the leaks were true after all.
The next instalment in the open-world adventure series from Ubisoft is titled Assassin’s Creed Mirage. The title, along with the character and location, were verified by the publisher.
In a reporting by Polygon, in the image Ubisoft released, the protagonist assassin Basim, who first appeared in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, is shown soaring over an archway with Baghdad’s Palace of the Golden Gate in the background. The game is set to take place during the late 9th century of the Abbasid Caliphate.
According to reports, Assassin’s Creed Mirage would focus on stealth gameplay and bring Assassin’s Creed to its Middle Eastern origins. The first Assassin’s Creed game was set during the Third Crusade in the Holy Land in 1191, so Mirage’s setting is actually older than the first game.
Mirage, also known by the codename Rift, was originally intended to be a Valhalla expansion but was forced to be a standalone title on Ubisoft’s publishing calendar to fill up an otherwise sparse period for new releases.