The Assassin’s Creed Mirage trailer has arrived. During the Ubisoft Forward event on Saturday – early Sunday in India – the publisher unveiled the first trailer for the franchise’s latest entry, which is set in Baghdad. Previous reports suggested the title was codenamed “Rift” and was originally intended as an expansion for 2020’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The Assassin’s Creed Mirage trailer arrives just a week after Ubisoft unveiled a teaser photo for the game, confirming its existence. Assassin’s Creed Mirage will launch in 2023 on all major platforms.
Ubisoft has released a cinematic trailer for Assassin’s Creed Mirage, featuring our main character Basim Ibn Ish’aq, indoctrinated into the assassin clan. The ceremony is led by Master Roshan, who is honored by the raspy voice of Emmy-winning actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, best known for The Expanse, and HBO’s House of Saddam. With this entry, Ubisoft is returning to the series’ roots, delivering a tight narrative experience, focused on stealth, parkour, and assassination – as previously stated. Set 20 years before the events of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Mirage follows a younger Basim as he transforms his life from pickpocketing in Baghdad to becoming a skilled assassin.
“Are you ready to leave your life behind and follow the path of shadows? Roshan asks, as we cut to footage of a young Basim being chased by townspeople for a theft case. Although he is quite adept at parkour, he is cornered at one point, only to be saved by a mysterious hooded assassin – the aforementioned Roshan. Basim is well on his way to correcting his mistakes and joining a new family to hone his skills and eliminate targets that threaten to overthrow the peace of Baghdad. The Assassin’s Creed Mirage trailer also features brief combat sequences, relying on both curved daggers and hidden blades.
The Assassin’s Creed Mirage trailer then shows off some action footage, as a now-refined Basim targets a group of officials. Red Smoke Bombs are now part of his inventory, alongside the Drone Bird ability that allows you to survey the surroundings. The end of the trailer also features a monster, similar to the Draugrs from God of War (2018), indicating that Ubisoft is still incorporating mythical beasts into its Assassin’s Creed games.
According to Ubisoft, pre-orders for Assassin’s Creed Mirage are now in place, offering an exclusive “The Forty Thieves” side quest. Earlier this month, leaks revealed the cover image of said DLC, which clearly references the Arabic folktale ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’. The leaked image also featured a giant door, which could presumably be unlocked by saying the password “Open Sesame”.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be released in 2023 on PC, PS4, PS5, Amazon Luna, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X.