Ubisoft Announces Several Assassin’s Creed Games
Ubisoft went big over the weekend with the Assassin’s Creed franchise. The French publisher has announced four new entries into the series, starting with Assassin’s Creed Mirage, which is releasing next year.
Leading the way is Assassin’s Creed Mirage, which is heralded as a return to roots for the series. Set in 9th century Baghdad, we’ll take on the mantle of Basim, a street thief with nightmarish visions. When Basim flees Baghdad and joins The Hidden Ones, he utilises his new skills and sets about understanding his new purpose. The game will be released on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Mirage isn’t just a back to roots in terms of the Middle Eastern setting, but will be a tighter, narrative driven game rather than a sprawling open-world RPG like the more modern iterations. Ubisoft have confirmed that parkour elements have been reworked and enemy AI has been overhauled to make for a more challenging experience. A key feature can be seen as would be attackers will not only target Basim, but his eagle companion.
For a series that focuses so much on the history of assassins, Ubisoft took to the stage to tease the future of the franchise. Three games and a Netflix series were announced but these are years away from any kind of release. To that end, we’ve only summarised what to expect from each title.
Assassin’s Creed Codename Red is the next big entry into the series and it’ll be an open world RPG that’s set in Feudal Japan. The Hidden Ones looks set to combine their powers with the Shinobi, the real life faction of ninjas that were prevalent mercenaries at the time.
Assassin’s Creed Codename Hexe was given a short teaser. Nothing is known about the title at the moment, although the work Hexe and an Assassin’s Creed emblem made out of wicker does suggest witches may be involved.
Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade is a mobile title that lets players create their own member of the Creed and puts them into ancient China.
Hopefully with all of these games, Ubisoft doesn’t fall back into the trap of releasing a new game every year and pushing their developers to release something subpar. From this brief look into the future, it does seem that everyone involved is taking their time to create entries in a franchise that feels older than it actually is.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is due out in 2023 across PC and Xbox & PlayStation platforms.