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More details on Assassin’s Creed Mirage have leaked

When it leaks, it pours. After leaking that the next Assassin’s Creed is going to be Mirage, YouTuber j0nathan seems to have acquired a taste for it. Ubisoft’s confirmation of Mirage being legit has opened a floodgate of premature intel drops. And let me tell you, that intel is worth getting excited over.

Since j0nathan’s previous leak turned out to be correct, I’m very inclined to take this one seriously. You might want to take it with a pinch of salt, but I’ve got my money on j0nnyboi. If our YouTubing source is correct, we might be looking at an old-school Assassin’s Creed 1 vibe with some Unity gameplay elements. Ballsy? Absolutely.

But let’s start with the setting first. Allegedly, Mirage takes place in Baghdad and Baghdad only. The stories of multiple locations should be forgotten. To spice things up a bit, Baghdad will be divided into four districts, each with its own boss. Each district will very likely have its own flair.

If we’re to believe j0nathan, throwing knives are back on the menu and so are hiding spots on rooftops. To many, this might seem very insignificant. To OG AC fans, who’ve seen their franchise being stripped of these classic elements, it isn’t.

The same can be said for parkour, which is also said to make a comeback. With parkour being one of Assassin’s Creed’s pillars, later games tended to dial that down to make room for more combat. But Mirage might open up the doors to flashy building scaling once more. In fact, we could be dealing with the kind of acrobatic bravado seen in Unity.

Speaking of Unity, Mirage might also re-attempt to do something Unity, unfortunately, failed to impress with: crowds. Large crowds have always been a bit of wishful thinking in Assassin’s Creed. Ubisoft would’ve loved to incorporate it in the first game but the tech wasn’t there. With Unity, the tech was there but the execution (no pun intended) drove the game straight into the ground. Not gonna talk about that though. Ubisoft apologized and that’s that. But with Mirage, Ubisoft might want to give the whole ‘big crowd’ thing another go, revamping the original concept of the first Assassin’s Creed.

Oh, and there’s going to be slow-motion assassinations again…

September 10, I can’t wait for it to be September 10, when all of this could get confirmed by Ubisoft during a special Ubisoft Forward. If only they’d bring back Desmond Miles, too…