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‘Assassin’s Creed Mirage’ Leads Franchise Venture Into VR & Mobile

With each new entry, the Assassin’s Creed franchise goes from strength to strength, and it is clear that Ubisoft is not content with going through the motions for its biggest franchise. At Ubisoft Forward 2023, there was more to get excited about with a new update for Assassin’s Creed Mirage, while we also got a glimpse of Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade on mobile and Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage

Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be a homage to the series and a particularly special tribute to the first game that started it all. Inviting players to magnificent ninth-century Baghdad at the peak of its Golden Age, the game will offer a condensed, narrative-driven action-adventure experience with a modern take on the parkour, stealth, and assassinations gameplay elements that have defined the franchise for over fifteen years.

Two new trailers were unveiled during the conference, delivering an immersive preview of the iconic Assassin’s Creed experience the game will offer to players. As they follow the story of Basim going from a street thief to a master assassin, they will fight against the Order of the Ancients and discover more about the nightmarish visions that haunt him.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage will release on 12 October on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One.

Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR

A more surprising reveal was that of Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR, which is being developed by Ubisoft Red Storm in collaboration with many other studios under the company’s umbrella. Set for release in Holiday 2023, this will be the first AAA VR title in the franchise’s history.

Abstergo Industries has found a way to retrieve powerful lost artefacts that can profile anyone via their lifetime of memories, and then use those profiles to manipulate their beliefs. Players will work to sabotage Abstergo’s plan, discovering all-new chapters of the story of Ezio Auditore da Firenze in Renaissance Italy, Kassandra in Ancient Greece, and Connor in Colonial America.

Players will be immersed in the world of Assassin’s Creed, using real-world motions to fight with their blades, throw their axe, and wield their bows in combat against a variety of enemies. They must move stealthily, hiding within the environment or blending in amongst civilians. Players will explore iconic historical cities, including Venice, Athens and Colonial Boston, and indeed, pull off air assassinations and leaps of faith along the way.

The game will be available on the Meta Quest Platform, which includes the Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 3 and Meta Quest Pro.

Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade

In partnership with Level Infinite, Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade will bring players to a huge open world set in third-century BC ancient China, featuring iconic gameplay elements of exploration, parkour, combat and assassination.

For the first time in the franchise, players will be able to customise their character’s appearance and make it their own, before tackling the journey ahead, filled with ancient history and hidden dangers. During this pivotal era, the Qin Dynasty unified China and secured the trade route to the West, but danger is never far.

In Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade, players will have to take on desert raiders and work to dismantle conspiracies, taking on greater responsibilities and facing new challenges along the way, from the Great Wall to the imperial capital of Xianyang.

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Pre-registrations for the next public beta phase of Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade are now open to players, so be sure to get in if you want to get a taste of the action on mobile.