Assassin's Creed Mirage release date, trailer and gameplay news
Dive into "an homage to the series".
Assassin’s Creed Mirage had a great showing at Sony’s latest PlayStation Showcase where we got to take a look at the gameplay and crucially, we were finally given a confirmed release date.
The latest in a long line of historical epics sees the game return to its roots with stealth and its signature core gameplay mechanics taking centre stage with the sprawling RPG elements of recent entries taking a backseat.
Creative director Stéphane Boudon puts it as a "modern take on the iconic Assassin's Creed gameplay experience... something we think both long-time and new fans alike will be eager to play".
If you’re excited to revisit what made the original games so special then be sure to learn everything there is. Fortunately, we have all the information you could shake a stick at, so read on below for everything you need to know about the Assassin's Creed Mirage release date, story details, setting, and more.
When is the Assassin's Creed Mirage release date?
Assassin’s Creed Mirage will release on 12th October 2023.
Alongside a glimpse at the gameplay features and world, the release date was revealed to us at PlayStation Showcase in May 2023 and lines up with previous rumours that the game was internally delayed from August to some time in the autumn. Finally having a solid date for release gives us hope that Ubisoft is on track.
Hopefully, there won’t be any further delays but if there are any unexpected snaggles along the road, we’ll be sure to update you.
Can I pre-order Assassin's Creed Mirage?
Pre-orders have indeed begun for Assassin's Creed Mirage. Over at GAME, you can order the Standard Edition for £44.99 or the Deluxe Edition for £49.99, and there's also a Collector's Edition priced at £129.99 that comes with a figurine, a steelbook case and other goodies.
It's also worth noting that everyone who pre-orders the game will get access to an extra quest called The Forty Thieves, which will apparently allow players to "uncover the mysteries of Ali Baba's legendary cave".
Which consoles and platforms can play Assassin's Creed Mirage?
Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin's Creed Mirage will release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Amazon Luna and PC, with the PC release spanning across the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games Store.
If you were hoping to see Assassin's Creed Mirage on Nintendo Switch, then, it would be wise not to hold your breath, although it isn't unheard of for AC games to get ported onto Switch years after their original release.
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Assassin's Creed Mirage gameplay and story details
The gameplay reveal really does hark back to the earlier games with piles of hay aplenty and confirms Boudon’s vision for the game rings true. We’ll be able to approach objectives with a degree of freedom too, with multiple paths and strategies being available for us to play with. We'll even get to decide what time of day we want to get up to our assassin shenanigans.
The main playable character will be Basim Ibn Ishaq, who returning players will remember from Assassin's Creed Valhalla. He's been described as "a singular street thief with a mysterious past, who will join the Hidden Ones in Alamut on a quest for answers".
The developers from Ubisoft Bordeaux have promised to deliver "a narrative-driven action-adventure experience with an intriguing coming-of-age storyline, charismatic protagonists, a majestic open city and modernised legacy gameplay focusing on parkour, stealth and assassinations" and judging by the trailer, we’d say they’ve achieved that. Baghdad itself is looking fantastic and we can’t wait to explore all the nooks and crannies of the beautifully realised historical city.
Assassin's Creed Mirage cast
It's been revealed that Carlo Rota, who voiced Basim in AC Valhalla, is not returning to the role for Mirage.
In the Assassin's Creed Mirage cast, the role of Basim will instead be played by Lee Majdoub, who you might recognise from his supporting role in the Sonic the Hedgehog films (he plays Agent Stone, Robotnik's BFF).
We also know that a new character called Roshan will appear as a mentor figure to Basim, with the role being played by Shohreh Aghdashloo (The Expanse, The Flight Attendant, Arcane).
Is there an Assassin's Creed Mirage trailer?
There is indeed an Assassin’s Creed Mirage trailer that was revealed during the PlayStation Showcase and it gave us a good look at what we can expect to be getting up to in 9th century Baghdad. Check out the gameplay trailer below!
There’s still the original CGI teaser trailer that sets the tone and the challenges facing Basim so it’s definitely worth a watch. It’s also great to see how closely the gameplay trailer matches what the CGI vision offered. Be sure to check it out at the top of the article.
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