The last Ubisoft Forward was broadcast in the evening from Saturday 10 Septemberand as promised by the French publisher, a large part was reserved for Assassin’s Creed. If fans were able to enjoy the Assassin’s Creed Mirage reveal trailer, Ubisoft wasn’t lying when it said it wanted to cover the future of the franchise, since just a roadmap of the different projects under development was shared during the live… and there is plenty to do.
Let’s do this in chronological order, shall we?
Released in November 2020, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is about to celebrate its two years of operation. Ubisoft then reveals a latest DLC who will conclude the adventures the Eivorwith the ambition to re-cross places and known faces, as well as close some story arcs remained in abeyance. The good news is that this DLC will be freeand it will not be necessary to have un des Season Pass to enjoy.
Then will come Assassin’s Creed Miragewhose rumors and leaks had been right about him: the player will embody a young Basim (crusader in Valhalla) who is not yet an assassin at the start of the game, but a simple thief from Baghdad who will quickly meet Those we don’t see.
As anticipated, Mirage will indeed be a return to the sources for the Assassin’s Creed seriesalthough the title is presented as un spin-off, not a main episode of the series. Gone is the RPG aspect, the gameplay will once again focus on the climb, l’infiltration et the murderswith a more classic approach to storytelling.
If the gameplay knowingly seeks to exploit the “old gameplay” of Assassin’s CreedUbisoft ensures that many aspects have been modernizedwhile Basim will take advantage of its own capabilities to offer more gameplay options : a winged companion will always be there to scout locations from above, while an “Assassin’s Focus” will allow Basim to eliminate multiple targets in a single move.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage does not yet have a release date outside of a wave 2023but the title will indeed be available on old generation consoles. Moreover, because Ubisoft remains Ubisoft, the game collector is already available for pre-order.
You have your Assassin’s Creed in Japan, are you happy?
From there, where can the Assassin’s Creed franchise go? A long time ago, the editor indicated that he did not want to stray too far from the history of the old continentwhen everyone was asking for an episode on feudal japan. Well, they’ll get it.
Code name “Red”the next main installment in the series developed by Ubisoft Quebec (Syndicate, Odyssey) will indeed be centered on medieval japanwhere Assassin is translated by Shinobi. Good qu’Ubisoft had prepared small teasers for each of his projects, we will not have no further information apart from the fact that… the game exists.
Same lemonade for the next Assassin’s Creed developed by Ubisoft Montréal (Valhalla) which also responds to a code name: Witch. This Assassin’s Creed should exploit a surprising imagination: that witches and of occultismwhich is fitting with the translated codename from German. Some think the title would gain a foothold in l’Alsace from from the 16th centurywhere the multiple witch hunts have made many victims.
Directed by Clint Hocking (Watch Dogs: Legion), executive producer Marc-Alexis Cote indicates that the title could be quite different of other games in the franchise… and that’s all we’ll know for now.
Announcement of multiple projects is perhaps enough to give nausea to those who had already done indigestion from Assassin’s Creed. With code name Jadea free-to-play mobile spin-off that will operate a vast open world in feudal China, it’s still 4 games announced at oncebut Ubisoft promises to give sufficient development time in Red and Hexe to be memorable experiences…
…experiences that will be found centralized in the famous Assassin’s Creed Infinitythe latter being able to be qualified of the franchise’s central hub. Ubisoft hopes that all hardcore gamers d’Assassin’s Creed will be able to find themselves there, with a possible future for possible multiplayer modes, something fans have been asking for for a while now. There too, details are sorely lackingbut there is a good chance that Red and Hexe are designed to be integrated into Assassin’s Creed Infinityif Mirage doesn’t already give us some insight.
Finally, know that the live action series produced by Netflix is always in preproductionbut that the latter has found a showrunner: Jeb Stuartalready at work on Vikings: Valhalla. Sacred coincidence, although this does not necessarily reveal the historical context that was chosen for the series.