A new screenshot for Assassin’s Creed Mirage recalls a popular scene from AC1 to “pay special respect to the game that started it all”.
Many fans were hoping that Ubisoft would show a new Assassin’s Creed Mirage trailer at The Game Awards 2022, and while that didn’t happen, Ubisoft in Bordeaux saw fit to release a new screenshot of the game. Some fans may hope for some new AC Mirage information during the eventual Assassin’s Creed Day (December 21st) events. Still, based on the posting of this screenshot, that seems unlikely.
Additionally, according to recent reports, AC Mirage has already been delayed twice internally. AC Mirage was never given a public release date, only a 2023 window, but it looks like fans can expect the title in August 2023. That’s plenty of time for Ubisoft to launch the game, and while a single screenshot isn’t much compared to the month, it stands out from the crowd.
To wrap up the year 2022, including recent explorations of the future of the Assassin’s Creed franchise and celebrating AC’s 15th anniversary, Ubisoft Bordeaux has released a new Assassin’s Creed Mirage screenshot, an almost 1:1 recreation of one of the beloved screenshots from the original AC1. The short video below shows how close the two are, while a subsequent tweet includes a wallpaper version for download. But long story short: the background is adapted from the Baghdad setting of Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Altair is replaced by Basim, and the enemies are swapped to match. But otherwise, it’s a rock-solid re-creation regarding stance, styling, and more.
"These are the tenets of our Creed…"
As we close out an amazing year of celebrations, we've created a new in-game Assassin’s Creed Mirage wallpaper to pay special tribute to the game that started it all… #AssassinsCreed pic.twitter.com/HvJOYRFg09
— Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) December 16, 2022
Although AC Mirage is closely related to AC1, as it takes place in the heyday of the Hiders, before the transition to Assassins (and Altair’s subsequent reformation), it is important to note that it is its own game. All of the AC games are closely related, and perhaps AC Mirage more so than most because of the timeline, gameplay style, and choice of Basim as the main character, but it’s primarily Basim’s story, with its mainstays of assassination and parkour, that stands out.
Fans are obviously eager for a sequel, and for the hungriest of fans, a screenshot may not satisfy them. But most importantly, Ubisoft can deliver a product they can be proud of. With projects like Assassin’s Creed Red and AC Hexe on the horizon, AC Mirage is truly a testbed to see if the classic approach has a place in its future plans. Ubisoft seems open to this, but AC Mirage’s reception could very well influence the final decision.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be released in 2023 for Luna, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
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