Rumors that Ubisoft would be announcing five new Assassin’s Creed games turned out to be false…it’s actually six.
There may not have been a preview in June, but Ubisoft had an E3-style event on Saturday night that featured multiple games but focused squarely on Assassin’s Creed.
There were surprisingly (or not) few real details about anything other than the now fully leaked Assassin’s Creed Mirage, a smaller title set in 9th century Baghdad and intended as an “homage” to the original 2007 game.
So much was already known, but it’s been confirmed that Ubisoft Bordeaux, the team behind the Wrath Of The Druids DLC, will be making the game, which won’t feature RPG elements from the newer titles – even though it was originally planned as an expansion for Valhalla.
You’ll play as Basim Ibn Ishaq of Valhalla (so there’s no chance to change your gender) joining the Hidden Ones – the predecessors to the Assassin Brotherhood from the rest of the series.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage will launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC and Luna sometime in 2023.
Just as predicted, Ubisoft announced a slew of other new Assassin’s Creed games, with a total of six – seven if you count the Assassin’s Creed Infinity live service, which will serve as the entry point for the upcoming series.
The first installment of Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which will be billed as the next big entry in the series after Valhalla, doesn’t have a name yet, but (as already leaked) is codenamed RED.
It is being made by Assassin’s Creed Odyssey developer Ubisoft Quebec and is set in feudal Japan. This will immediately draw comparisons to Ghost Of Tsushima, but while Ubisoft haven’t clarified exactly when their game is set, they’ve talked a lot about shinobi that weren’t even invented during the time period Sony’s game was set in.
There was no release date or any other information really, just a 10-second pre-rendered teaser and a hint that it would probably arrive later than 2024.
As far as it goes, the next big game after RED was also announced with the (also leaked) codename HEXE. Its teaser trailer was even less clear, though it did promise that the game, which is being made by Watch Dogs Legion creative director Clint Hawking, is “very different” from other entries in the series.
Rumors and the teaser trailer itself suggest that the game will have a horror theme, with Bloomberg claiming that it’s set in the Holy Roman Empire in the 16th century and revolves around a witch hunt – the latter of which is also implied by the trailer.
The third Assassin’s Creed Infinity game is Codename Invictus, a multiplayer game that will attempt to combine elements from multiple entries in the series by reusing enemies from the various titles, with the minotaur from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey being the only solid example so far.
It wasn’t shown at all, but it’s not necessarily the furthest away and could be released between the two games or even before RED.
Both of the other new games were mobile titles, with one being a secret collaboration with Netflix, possibly related to their upcoming live-action Assassin’s Creed series. The other is an open-world RPG set in ancient China and is codenamed Jade.
It sounds like it’s pitched as something of a Genshin Impact clone crossed with the regular Assassin’s Creed games, but like all those games, there wasn’t enough concrete information to be sure.
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