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There have been rumors that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will join Xbox Game Pass after Origins. This also came after rumors that Ubisoft+ would be included in Game Pass when it hits Xbox. At the recent Ubisoft Forward event we had an Assassin’s Creed Showcase. However, this was done to commemorate the franchise’s 15th anniversary. The original game launched in November 2007 and part of this showcase gave us a look at Assassin’s Creed Mirage.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage was initially leaked and then confirmed at the start of the month on the franchise’s Twitter account.

We do know the game is coming next year to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. There is a Standard edition and Deluxe Edition as well a physical Collector’s edition. The Ubisoft store does have the game up for pre-order. However, they only gave a 2023 release window. So for now it is not available to pre-order on the Xbox or PlayStation or via Steam. You can add to your wishlist on Epic, however. The trailer can be seen below as well

Assassin’s Creed Mirage And What We Know

From the trailer, we see a familiar face, which will be recognized by fans of Valhalla the character Basim. However, this isn’t the same Basim you’ll have come to know on Eivor’s journey. This new adventure takes place in ninth-century Baghdad and is set twenty years before Eivor landed on English shores. As we see from the official website, it’s a return to how the franchise started.

A shorter, more narrative-driven game than recent entries in the series, Assassin’s Creed Mirage takes place 20 years before the events of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, as players meet a 17-year-old Basim (now voiced by Lee Majdoub) struggling with nightmarish visions and living life as a cunning street thief. Fortunately for Basim, the Hidden Ones (including his mentor Roshan, voiced by Shohreh Aghdashloo) see his potential and help him flee Baghdad to the Hidden Ones’ fortress of Alamut. As he learns their mysterious rituals and powerful tenets, he will hone his unique abilities, discover his true nature, and come to understand a new Creed – one that will change his fate in ways he never could have imagined.

Built as an homage to the first Assassin’s Creed games, Mirage pays tribute to the series’ roots, as players join the proto-Assassin order known as the Hidden Ones and grow to become a master assassin. Baghdad in the ninth century was a bustling metropolis, and it serves as the perfect dense, urban hunting ground as Basim stalks his prey using the series’ largest assortment of tools to date. While they haven’t quite adopted the name “Assassins” at this point in history, make no mistake: The Hidden Ones are a powerful and established order, with resources and the all-important creed to guide them. As Basim explores Baghdad, he’ll be able to get contracts and upgrades from a network of Hidden One bureaus throughout the city, collect clues on his targets, and take them down with swift assassinations.

This is only the first new game coming with a mobile entry set in China with the codename JADE. The open-world RPG format returns in Codename RED, which is set in Feudal Japan. Long-time fans have been long awaiting for this setting as well. This is the first part of the new Codename Infinity which adds another game, Codename HEXE. So, are you excited about the future of the series? As always, please get in touch and share your thoughts.

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