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15th Aug 2023

One of 2023’s most anticipated games is arriving earlier than expected

Rory Cashin

Assassin's Creed Mirage

An early Christmas present for some…

It doesn’t feel like it has been three years, but Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be the first game in the franchise since 2020’s massively popular Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Ever since the series got a sort of reboot in 2017’s Assassin’s Creed Origins, the games have been going from strength to strength, and fans are just as psyched for this year’s Mirage, which will drop us into a brand new locale.

Set in 9th century Baghdad, during the infamous anarchy of Samarra (definitely worth looking up if you’ve never heard about it before), Ubisoft’s official synopsis for the upcoming game is as follows:

“In Assassin’s Creed Mirage, you are Basim, a cunning street thief with nightmarish visions, seeking answers and justice. After an act of deadly retribution, Basim flees Baghdad and joins an ancient organisation – The Hidden Ones. As he learns their mysterious rituals and powerful tenets, he will hone his unique abilities, discover his true nature, and come to understand a new Creed – one that will change his fate in ways he never could have imagined.”

Assassin’s Creed Mirage gameplay trailer

Ubisoft took to social media to announce that the game had “gone gold” (i.e. was ready to be shipped to stores), and to celebrate, the release date had been brought forward:

“Assassin’s Creed Mirage has gone gold and is coming out a week early. On behalf of the entire team, we can’t wait for you to explore 9th Century Baghdad with Basim. Your journey now starts on October 5. Save the new date.”

Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be available on Thursday 5 October for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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