Several new Assassin’s Creed games would be showcased this weekend during the Ubisoft Forward event. According to Bloomberg, the publisher will reveal “a peak on the future of the franchise,” which includes a mobile game, a title set during the Witch Trials, and the previously leaked Project Red, which is set in feudal Japan. The studio had confirmed Assassin’s Creed Mirage as a key attraction for the Ubisoft Forward live stream, scheduled for September 11 at 12:30 a.m. IST in India / September 10 at 12 p.m. PT in the US. The presentation will be broadcast on Ubisoft’s official Twitch and YouTube channels.
Ubisoft Forward will host news and reveals for various upcoming titles from the publisher, with the closing segment devoted to the Assassin’s Creed showcase, which also celebrates 15 years of the franchise this month. Reports now indicate that Ubisoft plans to showcase three Assassin’s Creed titles, in addition to Mirage and Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which is described as the company’s live-service platform for future entries.
Bloomberg notes that the long-talked about Project Red (codename) – developed by Ubisoft’s office in Quebec, Canada – will be part of the presentation. According to people familiar with the development, the title is set in feudal Japan, with reports claiming it will take a similar RPG format approach as seen with modern Assassin’s Creed games like Odyssey and Valhalla.
The second main entry is called Project Neo/Hexe internally and will base its plot on the final stages of the Holy Roman Empire and the 16th century witch trials. The title is developed by Ubisoft’s office in Montreal, Canada, and is described as “the darkest Assassin’s Creed game of all time”. Both Project Red and Neo are part of Assassin’s Creed Infinity, an online platform that contains biomes and gameplay experiences for future entries. Both titles likely won’t launch until 2024, and more information about that will be revealed in time. Ubisoft also has an Assassin’s Creed mobile game in store for us, which will take place in China, codenamed “Project Jade”.
On Sunday, Ubisoft plans to show off more Assassin’s Creed Mirage, which was officially announced last week, following a lot of rumors. The game, which is reportedly set in Baghdad, will take a back-to-basics approach, moving away from the role-playing elements established in recent entries. AC Mirage is the result of a planned expansion to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which was later turned into a standalone entry, to fill the gap in Ubisoft’s launch schedule for the fiscal year.
Reports suggest that Assassin’s Creed Mirage is eyeing a spring 2023 release and is set between the years 870 and 860, during the anarchy in Samarra. The game is expected to feature a new String Dagger weapon and the return of the Eagle Vision, which allows heightened senses to stalk enemies.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage, alongside other unannounced entries, is set to appear during the Ubisoft Forward event, scheduled for September 10 and 11, on major live streaming platforms.