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News video games 13 September 2023, 12:43

author: Adam Celarek

Assassin's Creed Mirage Recalls the Roots; Ubisoft Explains to What Extent

There is less than a month left until the release of the latest Assassin's Creed. Ubisoft explains how the new game will relate to the very beginnings of the assassin series.

Source: Ubisoft

In the conversations about the fast approaching Assassin's Creed: Mirage the theme of "returning to the roots" of the series recurs every now and then. To meet the speculation of fans, Ubisoft has published an extensive text explaining the similarities and relationships between Mirage and the origins of the series about hooded assassins.

More than subtle references

The first element linking the upcoming title with the earliest installments of the series is the repositioning of the game's action to the Middle East (more specifically, in 9th-century Baghdad). The return to the sun-scorched medieval landscape evokes clear associations with the first installment of the series, in which Altair roamed the areas of the Holy Land.

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Source: Ubisoft

References to the first Assassin's Creed don't end with the locations, however. Mission structures in Basim's upcoming adventure are expected to draw heavily on the classic formula of investigations and preparations preceding the assassination of a plot-important character. In Mirage however, these elements are to be significantly expanded and diversified.

To give a foretaste of what will await the players in the finished game, the text delves into the description of a sample series of tasks. The devs clearly indicate the multiplicity of possible strategies and solutions to the problems encountered.

The game will also not lack mechanics known from slightly later installments, starring Ezio. Returning to the series will be, among others:

  1. pickpocketing;
  2. distracting explosives;
  3. a bribe system to reduce the interest of guards.

A "step back" of sorts will also be given to the combat system. In the last, more RPG-like installments of the series, the protagonists could easily face even larger groups of enemies (as long as they had a high enough level). Mirage will see the return of a more subdued model based on skillful counterattacks and timing. According to the developers, these changes are expected to make the clashes much more nuanced and strategic.

As a reminder: Assassin's Creed: Mirage will launch on October 5. The game will be released on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

Adam Celarek

Adam Celarek

He has been interested in video games since an early age. He graduated film studies and new media, and defended his thesis on ludology. He started working at Gamepressure in early 2023. He is primarily a guide writer. Enthusiast of RPGs, unconventional indie games and competitive e-sports titles (mainly brawlers and MOBAs). In addition to games, he's also interested in table-top role-playing games and collectible card games. A fan of old-school technology and retro style!