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Assassin’s Creed Mirage Trailer Revealed at Ubisoft Forward

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At the Ubisoft Forward today, Ubisoft Bordeaux shared the cinematic announcement trailer for Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the latest entry in the 15-year-old franchise. Ubisoft confirmed this game is indeed going back to “the roots of the series,” being a narrative-driven action adventure game focusing on stealth, parkour, and assassinations. It features young Basim 20 years before Assassin’s Creed Valhalla as protagonist. His adventure takes place in “beautiful, magnificent” 9th century Baghdad, where you will meet a lot of different people.

Ubisoft says what makes Mirage special is its story and charismatic characters, both historical and invented for this narrative. Chiefly, Roshan is Basim’s mentor, and she will be voiced by Emmy winner Shohreh Aghdashloo. Roshan is loyal, honest, and a mature woman with Persian origins. She is one of the main characters with Basim.

Here is an official description for Assassin’s Creed Mirage to go along with its cinematic announcement trailer:

In Assassin’s Creed Mirage, you are Basim, a cunning street thief with nightmarish visions, seeking answers and justice. After an act of deadly retribution, Basim flees Baghdad and joins an ancient organization – The Hidden Ones. As he learns their mysterious rituals and powerful tenets, he will hone his unique abilities, discover his true nature, and come to understand a new Creed – one that will change his fate in ways he never could have imagined.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage will launch in 2023 with a collector’s edition option, and it is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC, and Amazon Luna. It is available to preorder now.

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For even more details, you can watch a developer breakdown.

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