6 new Assassin’s Creed games announced: Mirage, Japan, horror game Hexe, and more
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 11
Assassin’s Creed – six is a lot of games (pic: Ubisoft)

Rumours of being about to announce five new Assassin’s Creed games have been proven false… it’s actually six.

There may not have been a preview showcase during June, but Ubisoft did have an E3-esque event on Saturday evening, that featured multiple games but focused squarely on Assassin’s Creed.

There was surprisingly (or not) little real detail for anything other than the already thoroughly L***ed , a smaller title set in 9th century Baghdad and meant as a ‘tribute’ to the original game from 2007.

That much was already known but it was confirmed that Ubisoft Bordeaux, the team behind DLC Wrath Of The Druids, will be making the game, which will not feature the role-playing elements of the more recent titles – even though it was originally planned as an expansion for Valhalla.

You’ll play as Basim Ibn Ishaq from Valhalla (so no chance to change your gender), who will join the Hidden Ones – the predecessors to the Assassin Brotherhood from the rest of the series.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage will launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC, and Luna sometime in 2023.

, Ubisoft ended up announcing multiple other new Assassin’s Creed games, with six in total – seven if you count live service Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which will serve as the entry hub for the series going forward.

The first Assassin’s Creed Infinity release, which will count as the next major entry in the series, after Valhalla, doesn’t have a name yet but (as already L***ed) is codenamed RED.

It’s being made by Assassin’s Creed Odyssey developer Ubisoft Quebec and is set in Feudal Japan. That will immediately create comparisons with but while Ubisoft hasn’t clarified when exactly their game is set they have talked a lot about shinobi, which hadn’t even been invented during the time period Sony’s game is set in.

There was no release date, or any other information really, just a 10 second pre-rendered teaser and the implication that it would probably arrive later than 2024.

As far off as that is, the next big game after RED was also announced with the (also L***ed) codename of HEXE. Its teaser trailer was even less explicit, although there was the promise that the game, which is being made by Watch Dogs Legion creative director Clint Hocking, is ‘very different’ to other entries in the series.

Rumours, and the teaser trailer itself, suggest the game will have a horror theme, with claiming that it’s set in the Holy Roman Empire during the 16th century and revolves around witch hunts – the latter of which is also implied by the trailer.

The third Assassin’s Creed Infinity game is Codename Invictus, a multiplayer game that will attempt to combine elements of multiple entries in the series by reusing enemies from across the various titles, with the minotaur from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey being the one firm example so far.

It wasn’t shown at all, but it’s not necessarily the furthest out and could be released between the two games or even before RED.

The two other new games were both mobile titles, with one being a secret collaboration with Netflix, possibly tying into their upcoming live action Assassin’s Creed series. The other one is an open world role-playing game set in Ancient China and codenamed Jade.

It sounds like it’s pitched as a sort of Genshin Impact clone, crossed with regular Assassin’s Creed games but, like all of these games, there wasn’t enough concrete information to be sure.

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