In their latest Ubisoft Forward, developer Ubisoft announced several upcoming Assassin’s Creed projects. that cater to all sections of the series’ fan base.
It's been a while since Ubisoft released an Assassin's Creed property. After Assassin's Creed Valhalla released in November 2020, there wasn't much chatter about the next title in the series. They released a few DLCs for Valhalla and kept silent on what they were working - aside from a few leaks - until now.
In September, Ubisoft hosted a Ubisoft Forward of epic proportions, especially for the Assassin's Creed fans. For during this Ubisoft Forward, the French publisher revealed details on several upcoming Assassin's Creed projects.
Assassin's Creed Mirage
The biggest reveal from Ubisoft Forward is Assassin's Creed Mirage. The Assassin's Creed fan base calling on the publisher for a return to the franchise's roots because of how much of an overwhelming grindfest the open-world games are. Enter Assassin's Creed Mirage, a homage to the first Assassin's Creed game. Assassin's Creed Mirage features Basim, a character from Assassin's Creed Valhalla as the protagonist.
Set in Baghdad, the gameplay will focus on stealth-action-style assassinations from the first Assassin's Creed game. Ubisoft has revealed more details on a webpage dedicated to the game. Assassin's Creed Mirage is set for a 2023 release across all major platforms.
The Final Chapter of Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Ubisoft has kept Assassin's Creed Valhalla active by releasing DLC content and in-game community events and the game is finally reaching the end of its life cycle. The developers revealed a final chapter in Eivor's Story. This will be in the form of a quest arc called "The Last Chapter" and will be free for all players who own a copy of the game.
The Next Open-World Flagship Title
Of course, they aren't going to skip out on a flagship release. There is an active player base that enjoys the large Assassin's Creed open-world games as well. Assassin's Creed Mirage will cater to the purists among the fans. Additionally, Ubisoft will continue to release flagship Open-World RPGs.
These games will build upon the precedent set by Assassin's Creed Origins, Odyssey and Valhalla. The next flagship title is officially labeled Assassin's Creed Codename RED.
Assassin's Creed Codename RED will be an open-world RPG set in Feudal Japan and features a premise around Shinobis. Fans are hoping this doesn't borrow too much from Ghost of Tsushima.
An Assassin's Creed Mobile Game
Every major publisher is realizing the potential revenue from mobile games. Ubisoft have noticed it too. In addition to the upcoming Rainbow Six Mobile game, they revealed a "AAA RPG Action-Adventure" Assassin's Creed game for mobile devices.
The game is currently referred to as Assasin's Creed Codename Jade. It'll be set in Ancient China and the reveal included in-game footage. It looks quite stunning for a mobile game, but hey, isn't that all mobile game trailers?
Upcoming Projects in partnership with Netflix
Ubisoft is collaborating with Netflix to release a couple of Assassin's Creed projects. This collaboration includes an upcoming Netflix series along with a mobile game delivered through Netflix Gaming.
The Assassin's Creed Netflix series will be a televised adaptation of the story from the Assassin's Creed video games. The series will be a collaboration between Ubisoft Film & Television, Netflix, and Jeb Stuart, a renowned showrunner. For the uninitiated, Jeb Stuart is the scriptwriter known for hit action films like Die Hard and The Fugitive.
In addition to the Netflix Series, Ubisoft is also working with the OTT platform to release an entirely new Assassin's Creed mobile game. Details on this game aren't available as of now but this is one among several moves by Netflix to venture into the gaming industry, in addition to its recent acquisition of Night School Studio, the developers behind Indie hit, Oxenfree.
An Assassin's Creed horror game?
In addition to all the exciting new Assassin's Creed game reveals Ubisoft wrapped up the Assassin's Creed showcase with a vague and creepy teaser trailer.
The teaser gave off vibes unlike any seen in an Assassin's Creed game before. Nobody's really sure what to make of the teaser because it was just that weird and unexpected. An Assassin Isignia gradually emerged against the backdrop of eerie music and barking dogs in a dark, jungle setting.
Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe, as Ubisoft calls it will be a "very different type" of Assassin's Creed game. This is a flagship title that is in development at Ubisoft Montreal. There aren't many details on this project and it is definitely quite a while away from release. Expect this to show up after Assassin's Creed Codename Red.
It appears Ubisoft is building an entire universe out of the Assassin's Creed franchise and this is obviously good news for its fans. There is plenty to look forward to but expect most of it to take a while. The nearest release is Assassin's Creed Mirage in 2023, and it looks like an exciting return to the game's roots.