What just happened? Ubisoft just hosted what I later call Assassin’s Creed Day. It outlined the plans for the coming years of Assassin’s Creed titles, which will span the action and RPG genres and the console, PC and mobile markets.
But before you can load up on a new title, you’ll have to say goodbye to the treadmill content that was Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The now two-year-old title is shipping in a final free DLC called The Last Chapter. Ubisoft was light on details, which is perhaps for the best, but the trailer shows a pensive, story-driven epilogue of the saga rather than a combat-focused epilogue.
If fighting is your thing, then you’ll love the next big installment in the franchise: Assassin’s Creed Mirage. Set two decades before Valhalla, Mirage lets you wield the swords of a budding assassin named Basim in 9th-century Baghdad. Ubisoft calls it a return to the franchise’s roots; an adventure full of classic combat and lore and fewer RPG elements from the recent Assassin’s Creed titles. It is scheduled for next year and can be pre-ordered now.
Ubisoft also announced that two other multi-platform Assassin’s Creed games are in the development pipeline. Project Red is the highly anticipated open-world RPG set in feudal Japan. It will have ninjas and more ninjas. Ubisoft Quebec, who last made Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, is leading its development.