UPDATE 17:00 UK: Following a leak this morning, Ubisoft has now confirmed Assassin’s Creed Mirage as the next title in its historical stabathon series.
The official artwork for Mirage shows, as expected, the character of Valhalla Basim in his youth. This is a smaller, stealth-focused game that has been widely reported over the past few months.
Eurogamer reported earlier this year that Mirage will be set in Baghdad. As previously announced by Ubisoft, the future of Assassin’s Creed – possibly including Infinity’s next big chapter – will be detailed next weekend during publisher Ubisoft Forward’s livestream.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is the next Assassin’s Creed game.
— Assassin’s Creed (@assassinscreed) September 1, 2022
ORIGINAL STORY 11am UK:Promotional artwork for Assassin’s Creed Mirage that has yet to be announced has surfaced online, apparently from Ubisoft’s own store.
Image, shared on Twitter by Assassin’s Creed fan site The Codex Network, apparently for some kind of bonus quest. It shows the hooded Assassin hero armed with the series’ iconic hidden blade weapon, facing down on the enemy’s silhouette with a curved sword. [UPDATE: The images in that tweet have now been removed due to a copyright claim.]
Setting the story missions around the famous fairy tale The Forty Thieves will mirror other bonus quests offered by Ubisoft in the past, such as the Beowulf-themed story for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
We’re expecting an official reveal for Assassin’s Creed Mirage in the near future, at this month’s Ubisoft Forward event on Saturday, September 10.
However, various leaks have been details popping up from Mirage all over the internet. We’ve known for some time that this game will be a smaller, stealth-focused entry similar to Assassin’s Creed origins. (And not for Assassin’s Creed Oranges, which put the franchise on a newer RPG path.)
Eurogamer first reported earlier this year that Mirage would be set in Baghdadand chronicles the previous adventures of the character Valhalla Basim.
If you’ve finished Valhalla, you’ll know Basim is a very important character – hopefully we’ll hear more about all of that in Mirage too.