Bloomberg published details about a new Assassin’s Creed video game in February. Bloomberg reported that Ubisoft was developing a more minor, stealth-focused Assassin’s Creed title alongside the larger Assassin’s Creed: Infinity project. This is likely to be an online game. Another leaker claimed that the second Assassin’s Creed game would be called Assassin’s Creed Mirage. We now know this to be true.
Ubisoft confirmed the leak today with a Twitter image and a sentence. It’s difficult not to add an exasperated sigh to the text: “Assassin’s Creed Mirage” is the publisher.
They leak. This one happened just over a week before Ubisoft Forward. That’s the Livestream event at which the official Assassin Creed Mirage reveal will take place. This will take place on Saturday, September 10.
Jason Schreier, Bloomberg’s source, says he isn’t entirely in agreement with the latest leaks. However, we can confirm that Assassin’s Creed Mirage takes place in Baghdad, stars Basim IbnIshaq (aka Loki), and is set as Valhalla DLC, as Schreier reported back in February.
Both reports agree that Mirage will be a “return-to-basics” game for Assassin’s Creed. It will focus on stealth and not on RPG-style dialogue choices or levelling. If that’s true, the classic Assassin’s Creed hooded-assassin look is appropriate in the teaser photo. Although it’s a humorous scene, it is a good composition from a visual design perspective. However, this is the most shrouded assassin I have ever seen. Is anyone looking up at this dude in the sky?
Ubisoft Forward will reveal more information about Mirage. Ubisoft Forward might also mention Assassin’s Creed Infinity, but Ubisoft stated that Mirage was the next Assassin’s Creed title. It may not talk much about Infinity now that there is a new AC game. (I’m sure that more information about Infinity will be revealed.