Yesterday, Ubisoft finally lifted the lid on the next installment in the ever-popular Assassin’s Creed series. The game, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, was officially announced along with an image that appears to support claims that the game will be set in the Middle East. The image shows an Assassin, complete with a hidden blade and spiked hood, who may or may not be Basim from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, leaping above a crowd, ready to take down any unsuspecting individual below.
According to reports, Assassin’s Creed Mirage will likely take place in Baghdad in the 9th century, and the setting, as well as the strong original Assassin’s Creed vibes it’s giving off, are going down very well with fans. “Look at those beautiful arches and buildings!” a user wrote on the Assassin’s Creed subreddit (opens in a new tab). Another said: “That’s pretty on point with AC1, and it’s a period/area that no other game in the series has touched since. It’s honestly a great move if they’re going back to their roots.”
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In addition to the setting apparently drawing heavily from the first Assassin’s Creed, there are rumors that Mirage will ditch the RPG-style system of recent games and go back to basics with smaller locations and an emphasis on stealth. While some fans like the more expansive and combative direction the series has taken, many are excited for the potential return of the classic Assassin’s Creed formula. “Smaller scale really gets my juices flowing,” one AC fan wrote. “I love these games, but they’ve gotten so bloated that they become a chore near the end, especially Valhalla.” This sentiment was echoed by another fan, replying, “If it goes back to its roots, I’m all for this. Valhalla wore me out when it came to the more RPG-inclined AC games, fun for many hours, but I want to get back to it.” the simplest”. styles”.
Many are also excited about the prospect of Assassin’s Creed once again being about real assassins. “My God, is that a murderer I see?” says Reddit user arex333. while he was in Twitter (opens in a new tab), one of the most popular responses to the ad is “Pray, it actually has something to do with Assassins.” We’ll have a much better idea of what to expect from Assassin’s Creed Mirage after the Ubisoft Forward stream, which takes place next week on September 10.
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