Today, October 5, 2023, one of the most iconic video game franchises is back with a new release, Assassin’s Creed. With the release of Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Ubisoft Bordeaux takes us on a nostalgic journey, harking back to the series’ origins while introducing exciting new elements.
Mirage is set to launch on various platforms, ensuring players across the gaming spectrum can partake in its captivating narrative. You can embark on this journey on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Amazon Luna. Additionally, iOS users with the iPhone 15 Pro models can join in the adventure in early 2024.
Basim’s Path to Brotherhood
Set against the backdrop of 9th-century Baghdad during the chaos of Samarra, Assassin’s Creed Mirage tells the captivating story of Basim Ibn Ishaq. Basim, first introduced in 2020’s Valhalla, undergoes a transformation from a humble street thief into a formidable member of the Assassin Brotherhood.
Stealth, Parkour, and ‘Black Box’ Missions
Mirage brings back the series’ signature elements, with a strong emphasis on stealth, parkour, and the return of the beloved “Black Box” mission design, reminiscent of titles like Unity and Syndicate. Players will once again have the freedom to explore their environment and find clever ways to eliminate their targets. It’s a nod to the franchise’s roots, delivering the immersive gameplay that fans have cherished for years.
Baghdad: A Compact World of Rich Detail
The game’s setting, 9th-century Baghdad, may be smaller in scale compared to recent titles, but it’s a world brimming with historical accuracy and vivid detail. Players will navigate four unique districts, including the Round City and the House of Wisdom, and even visit the iconic fortress headquarters of the Hidden Ones, Alamut. This historically accurate rendition promises to be a delight for history buffs and gaming enthusiasts alike.
Assassin’s Arsenal and ‘Assassin Focus’
Mirage equips players with a vast arsenal of weapons and tools, including the iconic Assassin Hidden Blade, smoke bombs, throwing knives, and poison darts. A new skill tree system allows for customization and upgrades, adding depth to the gameplay. Another exciting addition is the “Assassin Focus” ability, allowing players to eliminate multiple enemies simultaneously, a feature recharged through stealth assassinations.
As the game becomes available on Amazon Luna, PlayStation, Windows, Xbox, and iOS (for iPhone 15 Pro models), it’s clear that Assassin’s Creed Mirage is more than just another installment — it’s a return to the roots of storytelling and stealth that have defined this remarkable franchise.
FERNANDO ORTIZ | Writer
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