Assassin’s Creed Mirage release date, gameplay, trailers, and more

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Looking forward to the Assassin’s Creed Mirage release date? The latest entry in Ubisoft’s iconic series is set to be a return to the Assassin’s Creed of old. With its release fast approaching, fans are starting to get excited about what the game will bring to the table.

If you want to learn more about the upcoming Baghdad-based series entry, check out our Assassin’s Creed Mirage prequel and Assassin’s Creed Mirage system requirements pages. And if you’re a fan of Hollow Knight, make sure you’re ready for the Hollow Knight Silksong release date, too. For now, though, let’s take a look at the Assassin’s Creed Mirage release date, gameplay, and trailers.

Assassins Creed Mirage release date: Basim looking over a fort

Assassin’s Creed Mirage release date

The Assassin’s Creed Mirage release date is now scheduled for October 5, 2023, after being pushed forward a week earlier. Previously, Ubisoft’s Baghdad-based stealth installment was supposed to drop on the 12th. However, an announcement from the development team revealed their decision to launch it early after the game had gone gold.

The thirteenth entry in the franchise was first announced back in September 2022 and was initially supposed to launch in August 2023. However, rumours of a delay proved accurate in May 2023, when the October release date was confirmed at the PlayStation Showcase. With the now-confirmed date close, we think it’s unlikely that there’ll be any further delays to push the release back.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage platforms

Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be playable from day one on PC, PS5, and PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One, as well as being available through cloud streaming on Amazon Luna. It will also be available on day one for subscribers of the Ubisoft+ subscription service.

Assassins Creed Mirage release date: Basim walking a tightrope above a town square.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage story and gameplay

Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s story takes place before the events of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, specifically in 9th-century Baghdad. The game will follow the story of Basim Ibn Ishaq, a “cunning street thief with nightmarish visions” who was first introduced in Valhalla. Trained by his mentor, Roshan, he makes his way from petty criminal to becoming a master assassin of the Assassin’s Brotherhood, an ancient organization fighting against the controlling Templar Order.

The Assassin’s Creed Mirage gameplay is reportedly reminiscent of older AC games, with a reduced focus on the RPG elements that have been so prevalent in more recent titles. Instead, the game will be more linear and story-driven, focusing on stealth, parkour, and close-quarters combat elements that made the series popular early on. Additionally, some abilities make a return to the series, including throwing knives, smoke bombs, and eagle usage.

The game largely takes place in Baghdad, which is divided into four districts. The map is significantly smaller than the likes of Valhalla, and this is reflected in a main campaign lasting around 15-20 hours and with fewer quests, compared to the far longer campaigns in recent titles like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

A core feature of Mirage is Basim’s new ability, Assassin’s Focus, which slows down time when attempting to assassinate enemies. Successfully assassinating an enemy recharges the ability, allowing you to chain together successive stealth kills if performed correctly.

Perhaps one of Mirage’s most unique features is that it will be fully compatible with the OWO haptic suit. This is a real-life shirt that provides haptic feedback from the game, meaning you feel everything your in-game character feels (well, most of it). There will also be a special Assassin’s Creed Mirage version available to buy with the game.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage trailers

The first trailer landed back in 2022 with the cinematic world premiere trailer. This was a purely cinematic trailer showing Basim running through Baghdad, fighting against groups of pursuing guards, and showing off some of the series’ famed parkour. It also gives us a bit of a glimpse into the story, with Basim joining the Assassin’s Brotherhood.

Back in May 2023 at the PlayStation Showcase, we got another look at Mirage with a gameplay trailer. This showed off some of the areas of Baghdad in-game, as well as clips of Basim’s parkour, and some of the moves and abilities he can use to assassinate targets.

The third and most recent trailer came in June 2023 and gave us a far greater insight into the story. It outlined Basim’s entry into the Assassin’s Brotherhood and teased some of the yet-unknown entities in the game. This included the Templar Order and the Hidden Ones that the Assassin’s Brotherhood serve.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage pre-order and editions

While we’ve got a few months left before the game releases, the game can currently be pre-ordered. The base game will cost £44.99/$49.99, while the Deluxe Edition costs £49.99/$59.99. The latter comes with some AC Mirage weapons and cosmetics, as well as a digital artbook and digital soundtrack.

From here, the next step up is to the Collector’s Edition which costs a hefty £129.99/£149.99. For this, you’ll get yourself everything in the Deluxe Edition, along with a Basim figurine and a replica of Basim’s brooch. You will also earn an exclusive steelbook, a mini-artbook, a map of Baghdad, and a soundtrack of the game.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage DLC

Another major change from recent AC games is there are no current plans for any DLC or major post-launch content. During an Assassin’s Creed AMA on Reddit, Mirage’s Creative Director Stéphanie Boudon confirmed that “For now, Mirage has no plan for DLC or extensive-post launch.” With the game set to be a change of pace for the series, with a smaller, more story-focused approach, it’s not too surprising that we won’t get DLC, but is sure to be a disappointment to some fans nonetheless.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage History of Baghdad

One of the big features coming to the game is the History of Baghdad. This is a feature that is aimed at anyone interested in learning more about Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s setting. While playing, you will receive “expertly curated information on the history, art, and culture of Baghdad and the Abbasid Caliphate circa the 9th century, accompanied by images provided by museum partners.”

This information is directly tied to your in-game progress. Whenever you visit one of the game’s 66 historical sites, you will unlock short articles about the city. This would then be split into five categories: Economy, Belief and Daily Life, Government, Art and Science, and Court Life. Once unlocked, all of this information can be accessed through a Codex found in-game.

That’s everything you need to know about the Assassin’s Creed Mirage release date and more. If you’re looking for something to play in the meantime, check out the Atlas Fallen release date to see when you can get your hands on it. And if you’re after a game with a bit more RPG to it, our Fable release date guide is one to check out.

Is Assassin’s Creed Mirage a sequel?

No, Assassin’s Creed Mirage is not a sequel. While it takes place in the same universe as other Assassin’s Creed games, it is a brand-new standalone story.

Does Assassin’s Creed Mirage have microtransactions?

Despite a mistake on the game’s Xbox store listing suggesting otherwise, Assassin’s Creed Mirage will not feature microtransactions.

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Alex Raisbeck

Alex is a Guides Writer for VideoGamer. He is an indie gaming obsessive with a soft spot for Zelda, roguelikes, and Football Manager, as well as an unhealthy relationship with his backlog.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage

  • Release Date: December 31, 2023
  • Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox Series X
  • Genre(s): Action, Action Adventure