Update 9:05am: Ubisoft has officially unveiled Assassin's Creed Mirage following the leak earlier today. Announced on the franchise's official Twitter (below), Ubisoft also confirmed that more information would arrive at its Ubisoft Forward showcase next week.
A new image of the game was also revealed, showing presumably the protagonist (rumoured to be Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Basim) dropping in for, you guessed it, an assassination.
Ubisoft Forward begins on September 10 at 12noon Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 8pm UK (so 5am on September 11 AEST).
Original Story: An image from the long-rumoured new Assassin's Creed game, supposedly titled Assassin's Creed Mirage, appears to have leaked online.
As reported by Eurogamer, a now-deleted tweet from Assassin's Creed fan website The Codex Network shared artwork of the new assassin that allegedly leaked from Ubisoft's own store.
The image shows an assassin in the series' iconic white robes facing off against something wielding a sword, though only a shadow of the enemy is shown. One version of the art teases 'The Forty Thieves Quest', which would seem to point to this image being a part of a pre-order bonus or similar.
— Script (@ScriptLeaksR6) September 1, 2022
The assassin appears to be Basim – a character from Assassin's Creed Valhalla – helped by the blue and red sleeves and also the sword, which appears to be an exact match. This matches previous rumours that Basim would be the protagonist of an expansion turned standalone game that is expected to be released this year.
While nothing is confirmed, Ubisoft is hosting a multi-game showcase called Ubisoft Forward next week on September 10, where it will likely fully reveal the new Assassin's Creed. According to previous rumours, this game will be “smaller in scope” and instead focus on more dedicated stealth sections than a sprawling open world akin to previous entries Valhalla or Odyssey.
Ubisoft is also working on a title called Assassin's Creed Infinity, which is set to be a Fortnite-like evolving platform featuring multiple games, characters, and missions from the franchise's 15-year history.
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