Assassin’s Creed: Mirage will launch in 2023

Today was the day. The day on which Ubisoft promised to pull the proverbial curtain back on Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, during its Ubisoft Forward presentation.

Well, they did just that.

Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, which was leaked before it was scheduled to be revealed, will launch sometime in 2023. Its development is being led by Ubisoft Bordeaux, and it’s story will “invite players to immerse themselves in a magnificent ninth-century Baghdad at the peak of its Golden Age. It offers a narrative-driven action-adventure experience with an intriguing coming-of-age storyline, charismatic protagonists, a majestic open city and modernized legacy gameplay focusing on parkour, stealth and assassinations. They will embody a new hero, Basim Ibn Is’haq, a singular street thief with a mysterious past, who will join the Hidden Ones in Alamut on a quest for answers. Basim’s mentor, Roshan, will be voiced by Emmy-winning actress Shohreh Aghdashloo.”

Mirage was built as an homage to the series, and its original game in particular.

“For the 15th anniversary of the franchise we wanted to offer something special to the players and our community”, said Stéphane Boudon, Senior Content Director for Assassin’s Creed Mirage. “Assassin’s Creed Mirage is a tribute to the franchise, and notably to the original game. We are bringing a modern take on the iconic Assassin’s Creed gameplay experience, as well as a deep dive into the rituals and tenets of the Hidden Ones, something we think both longtime and new fans alike will be eager to play.”

It will be available in multiple editions, including:

  • The Deluxe Edition: will include the base game, digital artbook and soundtrack, as well as a Deluxe pack containing a Prince of Persia–inspired outfit, eagle and mount skins, weapons, and more.
  • The Collector’s Case will include the Deluxe Edition with a high-quality figurine of Basim (32cm), an exclusive SteelBook with a design to be elected by fans, a mini-artbook, a replica of Basim’s brooch, a map of Baghdad as well as a selected soundtrack of the game. The Collector’s Case is available from the Ubisoft Store and select retailers.

Meanwhile, those who preorder the game will receive a unique quest in which players will uncover the mysteries of Ali Baba’s cave. They call it ‘The Forty Thieves.’

Stay tuned for more information pertaining to Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, which is being developed for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PC, Luna and Stadia.