At the Ubisoft Forward event this morning, we got a closer look at what the future of Assassin’s Creed will look like, with four(!) new games announced as part of the Assassin’s Creed Showcase.
First up, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, which was initially announced after a leak last week. The game is set to be a more linear narrative experience that “goes back to the roots of the series”, with a focus on stealth and assassinations, and a more focused world to explore with less distractions. It will feature Basim, and the game is set 20 years before Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
Next, we got a first glimpse at Assassin’s Creed for mobile, Codename Jade. The game will have you discovering the secrets of ancient China, and will allow you to create your own character and parkour on the Great Wall of China.
The last two titles are the most intriguing, although we got very little information or details about what they will entail. Codename Red will be the “next premium flagship title” in the series, and was flaunted to be the future of open world games, developed by Ubisoft Quebec (who made Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, one of my favs in the series). Fans have been hoping for a feudal Japan to explore in this universe, and living a powerful Shinobi fantasy sounds like a brilliant new way to play in the series, so it’s pretty exciting stuff.
Perhaps the most intriguing teaser came in the form of Codename Hexe, which gives off mad horror vibes, with the AC logo made out of twigs, Blair Witch style. Sure enough, rumours are that this will be Assassin’s Creed Witchcraft, which would certainly be a departure for the series thematically, even if it has dipped into supernatural realms and spin-offs here and there.
If that wasn’t enough, Assassin’s Creed Infinity will be a hub that will “unite different experiences and players together in meaningful ways.” It looks to bring back standalone multiplayer experiences, all connected to the Infinity Hub. We’re still not sure exactly what this entails and how it works, but colour us curious.
With four new games on the horizon, the Infinity hub, the Netflix series in early development with showrunner Jeb Stuart, more content available today in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with “The Last Chapter” as a free quest arc and more… needless to say, the future is bright for Assassin’s Creed.