Image via @SynthPotato Twitter
Twitter user Synth Potato (Ameer) has posted two images of what he believes to be artwork from the forthcoming — and, at this stage, still only rumored — Assassin’s Creed Mirage. Synth Potato admits that he can’t verify if the images are 100% legitimate, but they’re fairly credible as leaks go. Shortly after posting the images, his account got locked and the images were removed because of a copyright claim, which means somebody does own those images, and makes them seem more credible.
Details on Assassin’s Creed Mirage first leaked two days ago, with some of them being confirmed by relatively reliable sources, but not by anyone at Ubisoft. The game supposedly started life as DLC for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, but evolved into a stand-alone game, albeit one that won’t be part of the main Assassin’s Creed series as such. Assassin’s Creed Mirage will reportedly take the series back to its roots, dropping the RPG mechanics of recent iterations, and returning to the glory days of sneakily chopping people up in a desert. The leaked images would certainly be in keeping with this “old skool” idea — the art and design style have a definite 80s/90s vibe.
Interestingly, the image with text has a subtitle: The Forty Thieves Quest. This could be a subtitle for the game as a whole, or it could be the name of a piece of spin-off content. It’s worth noting though that Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, who has been reporting on this project for some time, has expressed doubts that Mirage will receive any DLC. Honestly, we’re doubtful that any game would release without a DLC plan these days, especially not one from a major player like Ubisoft. Anyway, all will hopefully be revealed during the Ubisoft Forward event on September 10.
Here’s the first look at #ACMirage everyone, I believe this isn’t out in the public yet, I can’t verify whether it’s 100% legit or not but it definitely seems credible, Curious what ppl think, We have a hooded assassin in the forefront of the series again🤔 @_Tom_Henderson_ pic.twitter.com/HOdJN63ayC
— Synth Potato (Ameer) 🥔 (@SynthPotato) September 1, 2022