As part of the Ubisoft Forward presentation, publisher Ubisoft officially unveiled several new Assassin’s Creed series.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the new title of the franchise that will arrive next year, will take players back to the Middle Ages but in an entirely new setting — medieval Baghdad, part of the Assassin’s origin.
Its protagonist is an old acquaintance, not only from the last title released in 2020, Valhalla but also from Rebellion — Basim Ibn Ishaq. The story will follow his rise from the bottom of the street to the brotherhood of assassins.
The game is intended to be a deliberate jump back to the beginning of the series. The first game, in particular, was set in a similar scenario. Assassin’s Creed Mirage will only offer single players, and the plot should be linear and tell the story in a more concentrated way than its predecessors.
Mirage is created by Ubisoft Bordeaux, a development studio founded in 2017. Around 400 employees are currently working on the game there. As is almost always the case with this publisher, they are supported by other teams from all over the world. Ubisoft Bordeaux recently produced the Wrath of the Druids expansion for Valhalla.
Although Assassin’s Creed Mirage won’t be the only game, we’ll see for years to come. The company has also listened to its community and has presented Assassin’s Creed Project Red, a title that will be set in feudal Japan, one of the locations that users have requested the most. From Red, we have only been able to see the first concept art: assassin with hints of shinobi on a typically Japanese castle.
And Assassin’s Creed Project Hexe, a mystery title for which we will still have to wait. The only thing we have seen, a small conceptual teaser, seems to take us to the time of the witch hunt, around the XV-XVI century.
And Ubisoft had one last surprise — Infinity, a long-term project that will unite the universes of the game in an animus and that they want to provide with multiplayer capabilities. AC Infinity is currently made up of AC Project Red and AC Project Hexe.
In total, a whole compendium of games from the franchise that we will see over the next few years:
- AC Mirage (2023)
- AC Project Red (TBA)
- AC Project Hexe (TBA)
- Assassin’s Creed Project Jade (mobile game set in China)
- Assassin’s Creed Project Nexus
- The latest DLC for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla