“Assassin’s Creed Mirage” features Basim, a familiar character that appeared in “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” and has links to The Hidden Ones, the precursor to the namesake Assassin’s Creed group spread across continents. Basim has already revealed his identity as a reincarnation of the Greek god Loki and was last seen entering the Animus at the end of “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.” The latest trailer for “Assassin’s Creed” doesn’t delve into that plot line, but it looks like Basim’s journey will combine elements across the generations leading up to the Golden Age of Baghdad.
The next outing in the “Assassin’s Creed” franchise will also include some fresh gameplay elements such as a new parkour trick called Pole Vault and the Assassin’s Focus. The latter allows the protagonist to lock and eliminate multiple characters in a row. Moreover, arsenal from the early Assassin’s games, like the smoke bomb for vanishing from a hostile situation and short throwing knives will also make a return.
Vaulting over objects, ramshackle elevators, and corner swings are the additional gameplay elements borrowed from the classic “Assassin’s Creed” games. The upcoming entry into the franchise also introduces a new character named Fuladh, who will serve as a supporting companion to Basim and trainer of the signature surveillance eagles for the order of the Hidden Ones. Another addition is the voice of Master Roshan, whose voice can be heard guiding the lead character.