Keep your hoods (or your hats, I’m sorry) over your heads. At Insider Gaming, we take great satisfaction in providing you with the most recent and cutting-edge information regarding the gaming industry. Nevertheless, we may be about to write the story of the century with this one. We have clear, physical information that Basim Ibn Ishaq, the protagonist of the highly anticipated title, can run thanks to what is believed to be a leak involving Assassin’s Creed Mirage.
Basim is shown in a two-second movie sprinting through a sandy setting, gallantly rushing past some sauntering bystanders, with his robes whipping around him with reckless abandon… It is a marvel of utter beauty in every way.
If you don’t believe us, watch the video that we’ve provided below.
But, in All Seriousness, Have the Cracks Started to Appear?
Does a slow trickle always precede a major leak? If that’s the case, this might be that leak!
In the ‘Assassin’s Creed Mirage leak’ uploaded on Reddit (and is shown below), we see a figure that is believed to be Basim running across a sandy, foreign landscape. This location is surrounded by relatively rich foliage and some rather massive structures.
Take a look:
This is intended to be a return to form for the franchise – a resurrection of the normal stealth features that made the franchise something special over a decade ago. However, this has not been the case. It’s an experience that’s more rooted in reality. This indicates that no fanciful RPG elements or mythological monsters are available for use in combat… We hope.
It is effectively a prequel to Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, and it follows Basim as he explores the “coming-of-age” story he experienced in the heart of Baghdad in the 9th century. It has been asserted that it will be a significantly shorter title, clocking in at around twenty hours altogether, representing a return to the more conventional structure.
It’s a much simpler plot with a much more straightforward progression, and the map is much more condensed.
Let’s take another look at the video that was just posted up top. It has a fantastic color palette, the cloth physics on Basim’s robes seem good, and the sand kicked up when he runs looks quite nice. His run evokes the movement mechanics of earlier assassins, such as Connor, Arno, and Jacob Frye, and is reminiscent of how they ran.
That’s about all we’re able to say at this point.