Ubisoft drops new Assassin's Creed Mirage trailer at Gamescom

Assassin's Creed Mirage is set in Baghdad during the Islamic Golden Age and will only take about 20 hours to finish.

Assassin's Creed Mirage is the first release in the franchise since 2020.

Ubisoft has unveiled a new trailer for Assassin's Creed Mirage, the newest installment of its long-running historical action-adventure franchise. The studio dropped this trailer during Gamescom's Opening Night Live a few days ago.

The trailer opens with a bird's eye view - a returning staple of the series' aesthetic - of 9th-century Baghdad City and then progresses to show stunning visuals that include birds lounging in a pool and children playing beside a fountain.

In the background, we hear an ongoing conversation between a woman and the game's protagonist Basim. The two of them speak in Arabic, which makes the game feel more authentic because of its setting. There are English subtitles that make sure we can understand the conversation, though.

From what we've heard, Assassin's Creed Mirage players can choose to have the game's entire narration in Arabic. Since the game is set during Baghdad's Golden Age, we agree with this decision and think it will make the game more immersive, as well as culturally sensitive.

From the narration, we gather that Basim has been away from the city for years. He tells his companion about his early childhood in the city and explains his reason for coming back. All the while, we see our assassin accomplishing feats that look almost impossible. He scales high walls, moves stealthily and unseen through the city, and single-handedly takes on many enemies.

The game's description reads, "In Assassin's Creed Mirage, you are Basim, a cunning street thief with nightmarish visions, seeking answers and justice. After an act of deadly retribution, Basim flees Baghdad and joins an ancient organization – The Hidden Ones."

It continues, "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."

Assassin's Creed Mirage has stunning visuals and provides an Arabic language option for gamers who want a more immersive experience.

Unlike previous Assassin's Creed installments, this one will have a short playing time. Instead of the usual 100 hours or more, Assassin's Creed Mirage will only take about 20 hours to finish. Ubisoft has also assured fans there won't be post-launch content for the game, which means that when it's over, it's over.

We do not know how to feel about that decision. For one, post-launch content gives fans the opportunity to continue enjoying games they love by providing refreshing content. But then, it can be something of a distraction and prevent fans from moving on and having other experiences.

There are also rumors that the game will have microtransactions. Even though we don't think it's a big deal, many fans have kicked against it and argued it could offer unfair advantages to those who pay. It isn't clear how these will be implemented in the single player title.

Assassin's Creed Mirage is one of 11 Assassin's Creed titles that Ubisoft is rumored to be working on. The others include Assassin's Creed Jade, which will arrive later this year or early next year, and Assassin's Creed Codename Red, which might arrive as early as next year.

You can pre-order the game and get a bonus quest, The Forty Thieves! for your troubles. The Standard Edition goes for €49.99 while the Deluxe Edition is available for €59.99. Assassin's Creed: Mirage will be available on virtually every major platform, including the PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S from October 5th.

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    1. A 20 hour story is still amazing. I know what you are saying but it will work out. Don't worry about it.

    2. The story isn't all there is to this game though. Assassin's Creed games are about exploring, collecting, and unlocking mysteries.

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