Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the 13th main game in the series, has released on PC (Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Store), Amazon Luna, PlayStation, 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S ($50).

Mirage stars Basim Ibn Ishaq, a character first introduced in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Basim joins the Hidden Ones and learns how to be a master assassin in the streets of Baghdad during the ninth century, a period known as the Islamic Golden Age.

Like other Assassin Creed games, Mirage aims to provide a historically detailed, accurate, and well-researched world and culture. It’s also the first AC game to release with full Arabic localization.

As Basim visits dozens of historical sites, he’ll unlock in-game rewards, while players will learn about their historical significance.

This is also still an Assassin’s Creed game, so expect lots of stealth, parkour, and hidden blade takedowns.

Ubisoft aimed to return to the series roots for the 15th anniversary. The AC series has grown increasingly bloated over the years, with an eye towards creating massive open worlds and RPG progression and character choices.

Mirage opts for more linear storytelling with fewer RPG elements, focusing more on the core stealth-action gameplay.

And if you’re lost on where the Assassin’s Creed story has been, here’s a helpful timeline video:

Assassin’s Creed Mirage is out now for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. It’s rated M for Mature.

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