After a prolonged game of smoke and mirrors with leaked news, Ubisoft has officially announced the next part in the Assassin’s Creed video game franchise - Assassin’s Creed: Mirage - alongside more upcoming projects for the saga.
The Canadian game developers announced the progression of the Assassin’s Creed series among a slew of upcoming game announcements at their Ubisoft Forward event last weekend.
Fans of the franchise would have already picked up on leaks surfacing across the internet, hinting at the setting, the protagonist and other details associated with the upcoming Mirage. Here is the first look for the game:
First released in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed franchise has been Ubisoft’s longest running and one of the most successful video game series in the world, with over 200 million copies being sold as of 2022.
The game first originated as a potential spinoff to Prince of Persia, an existing Ubisoft video game franchise and followed the story of its protagonist, an assassin in Persia named Altair ibn La'ahad.
Played as an open-world, adventure-stealth game, the many segments to the franchise feature their signature depiction of historical events, architecture and people across different ages and civilisations with the fictional millenia-old struggle between the Assassins, who fight for peace and free will, and the Templars, who desire peace through order and control centering around the multiple games.
Here is a retrospective on the franchise and its history:
The next installment to the franchise will tell the origin story of Basim Ibn Ishaq, a young master assassin, set during the Abbasid Caliphate in 10th century Baghdad.
Assassin's Creed: Mirage drops in 2023.