Assassin’s Creed Mirage will have a History of Baghdad feature, allowing players to explore the city and learn facts about it. Ubisoft has partnered with The David Collection, the Institut du monde arabe (IMA), The Khalili Collections, and Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design, to give an accurate portrayal of Baghdad’s history and the key items of the city that players will be able to learn about.
“Assassin’s Creed always strives to be a gateway for players to discover more about the fascinating historical setting and eras it explores.” says Thierry Noël, Head of Ubisoft’s Humanities & Inspiration Department. “With information curated by experts, “History of Baghdad” offers a research-based perspective over 9th century Baghdad and the Abbasid Empire, tackling pre-conceptions and clichés often associated with them. Our collaboration with esteemed partners and experts to bring this feature to life in Assassin’s Creed Mirage further highlights the commitment to authenticity and accuracy that is a hallmark of the series.”
There will be sixty six historical sites to learn about in Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s History of Baghdad, through the locations and items contained within. Some of the items include an astrolabe, decorated beakers, and the bazaar. There is also the Dome of the Ass, which is about donkeys.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage follows Basim Ibn Ishaq, a character who appeared in AC Valhalla, but at a much earlier time of his life. It’s a coming of age story for Basim, as he goes from a street thief to being one of the leading Hidden Ones under the tutelage of Roshan. However, there’s tragedy to his tale, and even as he’s inducted into this group, he’s haunted by nightmarish visions.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is coming out on 12th October across PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One and PC. There’s a $50 standard edition price and $60 deluxe price, with the same price across both generations. Those who pre-order will get a bonus quest based on Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.