A new trailer for Assassin’s Creed Mirage debuted Wednesday at Gamescom in Cologne, taking gamers on a tour of medieval Baghdad.
Developed by Ubisoft Bordeaux, the new chapter in the Assassin saga was screened at the influential German video game convention and will launch on October 5, 2023 on PC, PlayStation and Xbox.
The trailer, titled ‘The Round City of Baghdad’, offers a cinematic look at the Arab city in the 9th century, during its Golden Age. The clip also details the history of the main character, Basim, and the Assassin’s Creed. “My sword spares the innocent,” says Basim in a voiceover, “but not the order of the ancients.” There are also several clips in the movie that highlight some sides of the gameplay of the game, about the possibilities of stealth and acrobatic actions over the buildings of the Middle East city.
“To reconstruct the city, we collected writings from scholars of the time,” said Jean-Luc Sala, art director at Ubisoft Bordeaux. The Hollywood reporter Roma. “Historians both inside and outside Ubisoft have helped us,” Sala continued. “We wanted to convey the authentic spirit of Baghdad, with a park-oriented style of play.”
About the development of the character Basim, the main character of this chapter who was already known to fans in the previous video game in the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla series, Sala said that in mirage “He’s an apprentice still learning the Creed and the Assassin’s Way.” He added, “He’s a bit naive and definitely a big banger, but he’s also unsure of his identity and is willing to join the Creed to make sense of his life.”
As for the Discovery Tour mode, a popular educational section in recent releases of the series that lets you explore the studio’s historical reconstruction, Sala said it won’t be present in this chapter, but will be replaced by scattered so-called collectibles around the game card in the form of pages of a codex. “It will be necessary to explore the world to collect all the pages of the codex,” Sala explained.