As promised, Ubisoft showed off the next Assassin's Creed during its Forward presentation today. Taking the series back to its roots, players are heading to ninth-century Baghdad in Assassin's Creed Mirage, which will also be bringing back the gameplay style of older titles. Watch the cinematic reveal trailer above.
Mirage is coming in as a narrative driven action-adventure experience, offering the classic dense city setting, plenty of parkour, and the ever-important stealth assassinations. The story is set 20 years before the events of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and will follow the adventures of a young Basim as he transcends from a street thief to a Master Assassin.
Here's what the official description says about the game:
Experience the story of Basim, a cunning street thief with nightmarish visions, seeking answers and justice as he navigates the bustling streets of ninth-century Baghdad. Through a mysterious, ancient organization known as the Hidden Ones, he will become a deadly Master Assassin.
Assassin's Creed Mirage is releasing sometime in 2023, and pre-orders are already live. As a bonus, Ubisoft is offering an additional quest, The Forty Thieves, for anyone that pre-orders the game. The game will be available as a part of the Ubisoft+ subscription service on day one as well.