Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Mirage, featuring Valhalla buddy Basim, will be released the following year. \n \nMirage, which was revealed today at Ubisoft's showcase honoring the 15-year anniversary of the Assassin's Creed franchise, is a game that takes place in Baghdad 20 years prior to the events of Assassin's Creed Valhalla. As a result, the main character Basim is a street thief searching the marketplaces and alleyways rather than the renowned assassin we know him as in Valhalla. \n \nBut that's just how Basim begins; along the course of the new adventure, Mirage will witness the protagonist change into an assassin. In the Ubisoft reveal trailer, Basim is seen getting into legal problems until Roshan, who will serve as Basim's instructor throughout Mirage, saves him. \n \nDirector of the story Sarah Beaulieu attends the presentation after the announcement trailer to discuss Mirage. As Beaulieu discloses, there will be a strong emphasis on stealth, parkour, and murders in the next game; it turns out that it will represent a comeback to the origins of the Assassin's Creed franchise as a whole. \n \nA cast of fictional and real-life personas will appear alongside Basim and Roshan in Mirage. Although Beaulieu doesn't specify which historical individuals, in particular, Mirage would choose to include in the upcoming game, this source of inspiration is also quite reminiscent of the first Assassin's Creed titles. \n \nBeaulieu, the narrative director, confirmed that Assassin's Creed Mirage will be released sometime in 2023 but did not specify which platforms it would be available on. What we do understand is that if you pre-order the new game, which was earlier this month's internet leak, you'll get access to the special 40 Thieves adventure. \n \nIn a previous post, Although Ubisoft has not yet offered any other information about the game, an image that was released along with the announcement seems to validate rumors that it would take place in the Middle East.