Assassin’s Creed Mirage is set in 9th-Century Baghdad Middle East

The game will witness a 2023 release.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage is set in 9th-Century Baghdad Middle East
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The next instalment of the Assassin's Creed series, Assassin's Creed Mirage, has officially been announced by Ubisoft.

A traditional Assassin's Creed experience devoid of any RPG filler is now available for those who have been waiting. Following a leak that compelled them to expose the game's existence earlier this month, Ubisoft officially revealed Assassin's Creed Mirage yesterday. Ubisoft claims that the game returns the series to its origins by emphasising narrative and action-adventure gameplay that incorporates stealth, acrobatics, and assassinations. It appears to be free of the fluff and grinding that have dogged the franchise since Origins. We will, however, have to wait to see how the game will really seem and function. Only a movie trailer was released as part of the unveiling.

The events of Assassin's Creed Mirage take place in Baghdad during its golden period in the ninth century. Basim, a street thief with terrifying visions who is looking for justice and explanations, is the character you take on in the game. After a string of unlucky incidents, Basim finds himself being hired and educated by the Hidden Ones. Since Mirage is set 20 years before Assassin's Creed Valhalla, this is the same Basim that can be found in that title.

Sometime in 2023, Assassin's Creed Mirage will be released on the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Amazon Luna.