Assassin’s creed franchise had shifted more into an open world RPG in the last few installments and Mirage is here to take you back to the basics. Ubisoft always had a bet going on with the introduction of Assassin’s creed as a sequel to the Prince of Persia. The bet played safe and the game was a huge hit everywhere! The game had millions of followers in a short span with gamers returning to each new installment for more thrill. The last installment Valhalla had the history of the Vikings and Ubisoft made a heft $1 billion dollars. This year Ubisft takes you to Baghdad with Assassin’s creed Mirage.
What is Assassin Creed’s Mirage 2023?
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is the 13th installment of the Assassin’s creed franchise. Assassin’s Creed Mirage takes you to 9th century Baghdad and gives you the opportunity to learn more about Basim’s (the main character) origin story. Mirage is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated upcoming Assassin’s Creed games, owing to its more familiar smaller structure and gameplay that is reminiscent of Altaïr and Ezio’s original adventures. The fact that it is a smaller and more focused version is already a huge plus point for many gamers.
Assassin Creed’s Mirage Gameplay
The gameplay of Mirage is a combination of stealth and exploration. Players can use the main character Basm’s skill to sneak around enemies and complete missions. Mirage marks a return to the series’ roots, with Ubisoft scaling back the massive realms of the open worlds seen in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to give us a smaller and more intimate world to explore. There’s a renewed interest in social stealth, parkour and acrobatic killing. Basim is onto using his stealth to complete quests rather than combat skills.
When is Assassin Creed’s Mirage Releasing?
Great news for all gamers! Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s release has been moved up. The game now releases on all platforms on October 5, 2023. The confirmed platforms for the release so far are PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One. The game will also be available on PC, via the Ubisoft Store and Epic Games Store.
The standard edition will cost you 50$. The game will also release 2 special editions, the Deluxe Edition and the Collector’s Case. The Deluxe Edition will include Prince of Persia-themed content, a downloadable digital art book, and a soundtrack, and will cost $60. The collector’s box includes a 32 cm physical figurine of the hero Basim, a mini artbook, and more—and it’ll cost $150.
If you do manage to pre-book the game, you can also get access to ’40 Thieves’ side quest’. The side quest is exclusively available in the pre-booked packages.
What’s New in Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s Gameplay?
Parkour is intended as a new skill for the characters. The rooftop is your playground and you can jump your way all through Baghdad. If you fall, you get up and jump again. Quest director Simon Arseneault implied that if you know enough, you can roam all through Baghdad without ever stepping foot on the ground.
Outfits can be dyed and customized to your liking and upgraded for perks. The outfits have also been upgraded to go well with the stealth techniques. They now produce 50% less noise. Even the accessories like daggers can be upgraded to lessen the damage received.
The bounty system from Black Flag and Odyssey is returning in the form of notoriety. The notoriety level increases when you kill in front of a civilian. When you reach the maximum level of your notoriety, a soldier from the Shakiriyyah will come confront Basm to chase him in restricted areas. A civilian can also warn the guards if they witness you removing wanted posters. Apparently, there is a fourth level of notoriety too when someone you know seems to be hunting you.
Ubisoft has made changes to the in-app purchase system and introduced tokens instead.
Power tokens are there to bribe the Munadi, and pay heralds to reduce your notoriety.
Merchant tokens will give you exclusive goods from certain sellers. This might mean that Assassin’s creed Mirage will take away the shops and encourage purchases from direct sellers..
Scholar tokens are there for distraction. These tokens can be used to hire distractions for enemies. You can get street entertainers to distract the guards. The difference lies in the currency used. Unlike previous installments, Mirage uses in-game currency for these tokens.
Assassin’s Creed Trailer
Get the first look of the game you have been looking forward to. The trailer showcases Basm’s stealth, combat skills and willingness to inflict justice. The trailer also features Basm’s eagle leading his way as he parkours through the roofs of Baghdad. While the trailer does not show you any gameplay, it still gives you the backstory of how the game is going to be. You can also see a lot of the specifics of the original game return as its shift from RPG.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage comes out on October 5, 2023. With Basim Ibn Is’haq, get ready to go on an adventure where each of your actions matter. The game will take you on Basm’s journey to 20 years prior to the events of Valhalla where you see his journey as a street thief to a master assassin. Gear up folks, the creed is yours!