Assassin’s Creed Mirage is poised to take a “back to basics” approach, with a renewed focus on classic stealth mechanics. The smaller AC title, set for release sometime this year, aims to cater to fans of the earlier parts of the series who may not be familiar with the more RPG-heavy offshoots.
While the official information released so far is optimistic, a new leak has shed light on a possible return of a popular feature from the first game.
The leak comes from French YouTuber j0nathan, who has a proven track record of accurately reporting on Assassin’s Creed-related topics.
He posted a story on Instagram that featured the Assassin’s Creed Mirage menu in the background. While the expected tabs for “Inventory” and “Tools” were present, there was also a tab labeled “Investigation”.
The specifics of this feature are unknown at this point, but it is strongly speculated that it will be similar or identical to the mechanic introduced in the first Assassin’s Creed game with Altair.
In the first game, players had to conduct research to locate their assassination targets. This involved pickpocketing and eavesdropping maneuvers, relying heavily on classic stealth mechanics.
For fans of the original Assassin’s Creed, the leak is exciting news, indicating a return to the series’ roots. However, it should be noted that this information is still unconfirmed by Ubisoft.
The release of Assassin’s Creed Mirage is slated for 2023, though the date is subject to change. More details about the game will likely be revealed on June 12, when Ubisoft showcases AC Mirage at its forward event alongside The Crew: Motorfest and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora.
Overall, the leaked information hints at a refreshing return to the classic stealth mechanics of the first game, with Basim taking on the detective role previously played by Altair.
Fans can look forward to a potentially exciting new addition to the Assassin’s Creed series, catering to both longtime fans and newcomers alike.