Ubisoft revealed what we can expect from the Assassin’s Creed franchise during the company’s Ubisoft Forward 2022 live stream. Instead of one new game, we’ll soon see at least four new installments in the 15-year-old franchise, including one in a long-requested location fans.
Here are all the new Assassin’s Creed games on the horizon.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage
When we originally reported on Assassin’s Creed Mirage, there was little information about the title. Luckily, the brand new CG trailer showed more of what we can expect.
This game is rumored to be set in Ancient Baghdad and features a young Basim who has appeared in some of the latest Assassin’s Creed games, most notably Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. It takes place around 20 years prior to this title and Basim is training to become a member of the “Hidden Ones” or the group that will eventually become the Brotherhood of Assassins. Basim’s mentor is voiced by The Expanse star Shore Aghdashloo.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage will release sometime in 2023. Ubisoft says this game will take the series back to its roots. We’re not sure if this means that Mirage will be smaller in scale, or because it’s set in the Middle East, like the very first Assassin’s Creed.
Codename Assassin’s Creed Red
The most shocking (albeit welcome) news is that Ubisoft is finally releasing an Assassin’s Creed game set in feudal Japan. I say “finally” because the fans have been demanding it for years. We’ve seen a very short trailer featuring a shinobi who is believed to be the Hidden One or perhaps in training to become a member of the order.
As I said in the Ubisoft Forward 2022 review, it will be interesting to see how it compares to the excellent Ghost of Tsushima. After all, the PlayStation hit is essentially the Japan-focused Assassin’s Creed game we’ve been dreaming of.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Infinity and more
The already extensive Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will receive another piece of DLC later in 2022. While Ubisoft hasn’t explicitly said it, the expansion’s moniker “The Last Chapter” almost tells us that this could be the last piece of content for the game. . Unfortunately, the brief trailer didn’t reveal much about what we could expect.
Ubisoft also discussed Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which will be an online hub of sorts for upcoming games in the series that players will presumably be able to participate in – although we don’t know exactly how that will work. The aforementioned Codename Red title, along with another Codename Hexe title, will fall under the Infinity umbrella.
Finally, an open-world mobile game set in ancient China called Project Jade was also announced. Ubisoft promises that this game will have everything that is in the main games, but does not specify what this means.
After 15 years, it has become clear that Ubisoft will not let the Assassin’s Creed franchise go. While the series has not always produced stellar recordings, it has mostly been of high quality in its day. As a longtime fan, I can’t wait to see how these new games can help bring the series to life. I’m most excited about Assassin’s Creed Mirage and Codename Red.
We should be learning more about all of these projects in the coming months (and years), so be sure to check back here for all the Assassin’s Creed news as it arrives.
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