See The New Assassin’s Creed Game

Ubisoft is set to have another game showcase happen next week, and they have officially revealed the new Assassin's Creed game ahead of its big reveal.

By Jason Collins | Published

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Following a series of recent leaks regarding the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed gaming franchise, Ubisoft confirmed that the game is actually in development on the franchise’s official Twitter account. The leaked and later “revealed” images of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Mirage show the game’s protagonist dropping on unsuspected guards in what appears to be Persia. Now there’s an interesting twist of events considering the franchise’s origins. For the time being, here’s Ubisoft’s Twitter announcement for the upcoming game:

According to IGN, an Assassin’s Creed fan website shared the upcoming game’s artwork that allegedly leaked from Ubisoft’s own store. The art showcases an assassin in the typical attire facing off against a sword-wielding enemy. The tweet was subsequently deleted, but not before the news spread like wildfire. Ubisoft did the best possible thing they could by assuming the “if you can’t beat them” attitude and came out with their own tweet about the upcoming game promising the audience that it would share more details on the upcoming Ubisoft Forward.

Now, that’s a good way to remedy the situation regarding the Assassin’s Creed leak and promote an upcoming event. Ubisoft promised to disclose more details about the game at Ubisoft Forward — a multi-game showcase event scheduled for September 10. We’re likely to hear more news about the highly-anticipated Beyond Good & Evil 2, which spent more than a decade in development hell, and the troubled development of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake. And mentioning the latter alongside Assassin’s Creed Mirage during the same event might make things interesting.

While there’s speculation about the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Mirage being an expansion-turned standalone game featuring the same protagonist as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, there are several elements that are piquing the fandom’s interest. It’s no secret that the first Assassin’s Creed game began as a Prince of Persia sequel before the creatives took the story in a different direction. Still, the similarities between the two games were apparent at the time, and AC, as a more modern title, came on top, while Prince of Persia fell into oblivion — sort of.

The following installments in the Assassin’s Creed franchise were great, and sales and reviews are a good metric of quality. However, there’s a general consensus among the fans that the AC gaming series wasn’t what it used to be and that all the games released after Assassin’s Creed 2 the best game in the series — were more akin to an open-world Tomb Raider rip-offs. Ubisoft’s lack of ideas regarding their profit-driving franchise is becoming apparent with each new release, so it’s quite possible that they decided to go back to square one: Persian hashshashins (assassins).

The fact that the Mirage is set in Middle Eastern settings and one of the artworks teases “The Forty Thieves Quest” points to the forgotten link between the Prince of Persia and Assassin’s Creed gaming series. It’s interesting to think about how the release of Assassin’s Creed Mirage reflects on the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake if the latter ever releases. Will younger generations of gamers think that the remake of one of gaming world’s most iconic gaming series is actually based on Assassin’s Creed and not the other way around?

Well, time will tell. For now, there’s very little information about Assassin’s Creed Mirage, except that it might share its protagonist with the previous installment. Also, rumors suggest that it might be smaller in scope — focusing more on dedicated stealth sections rather than open-world Tomb Raid… oops, we meant Valhalla and Odyssey type of gameplay.