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Assassin's Creed Mirage

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release Date: Oct. 5, 2023

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'Assassin's Creed Mirage' Reveals PC System Requirements And Features - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2023 @ 12:08 p.m. PDT

Assassin's Creed Mirage goes back to the narrative-driven roots of the series, set 20 years before Assassin's Creed Valhalla featuring a young Basim.

In the ninth century CE, Baghdad is at its height, leading the world in science, art, innovation, and commerce. Amid its bustling urban landscape, a conflicted young orphan with a tragic past must navigate the streets to survive.

Experience the story of Basim in Assassin's Creed Mirage.

A shorter, more narrative-driven game than recent entries in the series, Assassin's Creed Mirage takes place 20 years before the events of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, as players meet a 17-year-old Basim struggling with nightmarish visions and living life as a cunning street thief.

Fortunately for Basim, the Hidden Ones (including his mentor Roshan, voiced by Shohreh Aghdashloo) see his potential and help him flee Baghdad to the Hidden Ones' fortress of Alamut. As he learns their mysterious rituals and powerful tenets, he will hone his unique abilities, discover his true nature, and come to understand a new Creed - one that will change his fate in ways he never could have imagined.

Built as an homage to the first Assassin's Creed games, Mirage pays tribute to the series' roots, as players join the proto-Assassin order known as the Hidden Ones and grow to become a master assassin. Baghdad in the ninth century was a bustling metropolis, and it serves as the perfect dense, urban hunting ground as Basim stalks his prey using the series' largest assortment of tools to date. While they haven't quite adopted the name "Assassins" at this point in history, make no mistake: The Hidden Ones are a powerful and established order, with resources and the all-important creed to guide them. As Basim explores Baghdad, he'll be able to get contracts and upgrades from a network of Hidden One bureaus throughout the city, collect clues on his targets, and take them down with swift assassinations.

In this pivotal moment of History, players will become Basim Ibn Is’haq, a young thief with a mysterious past who joins the Hidden Ones in Alamut on a quest for answers. Basim will be voiced by two talented actors: Lee Madjoub for the VO and Eyad Nassar for the Arabic version, as Assassin’s Creed: Mirage is the first Assassin’s Creed game to release worldwide with full Arabic localization, including text and voice. They are joining the incredible Mirage cast with Shohreh Aghdashloo, who will voice Roshan, Basim's mentor in the Hidden ones.

Of course, an assassin's greatest advantage comes from their climbing ability, and as the series returns to a large-scale urban environment, Basim will need to leap across rooftops, scale tall towers, and flee guards by parkouring seamlessly through Baghdad's four distinct districts. When information can't be gained by gathering clues, Basim's eagle Enkidu can take to the skies, survey areas, and tag enemies for Basim to stealthily eliminate.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage launches on October 5 – and if you’re looking forward to exploring ninth-century Baghdad on a PC, we’ve got a rundown of specifications to help you figure out the right settings to get the best possible experience out of your machine, as well as a list of additional features you can take advantage of provided you’ve got the right hardware.

As you experience the journey of Basim to become a Hidden One and undertake elaborate investigations and assassinations, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in his world with an uncapped frame rate, even in 4K; simultaneously use a keyboard, mouse, and controller (or other inputs); and get a dazzling panoramic view with HDR as well as multi-monitor and widescreen support.

You’ll also be able to leverage features like Intel’s AI-assisted XeSS Super Sampling, which upscales resolution while enabling hardware to pump out more frames per second; optimization for Intel Arc GPUs and 13th-generation CPUs; synchronize ambient lighting with the game’s action using MSI’s Mystic Light products; and even experience upper-body haptic feedback with the OWO Haptic Gaming System vest (which is also supported on consoles).

Here’s a look at a few possible hardware configurations, and what performance specs to target with them:

PC Specifications (All require DirectX 12)

1080p, LOW PRESET, 30 FPS

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K (Intel Core i5-8400 for Intel Arc with ReBAR)/AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • GPU: Intel Arc A380 6GB/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB
  • RAM: 8GB (dual-channel mode)
  • OS: Windows 10/11
  • SSD Storage: 40 GB

1080p, HIGH PRESET, 60 FPS

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K/AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • GPU: Intel Arc A750 8GB/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB/AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB
  • RAM: 16GB (dual-channel mode)
  • OS: Windows 10/11
  • SSD Storage: 40 GB

1440p (2K), HIGH PRESET, 60 FPS

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K/AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • GPU: Intel Arc 770 8GB/NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB/AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB
  • RAM: 16GB (dual-channel mode)
  • OS: Windows 10/11
  • SSD Storage: 40 GB

2160p (4K), ULTRA PRESET, 60 FPS

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-11600K/AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 3080 10GB/AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB
  • RAM: 16GB (dual-channel mode)
  • OS: Windows 10/11
  • SSD Storage: 40 GB

Key Features:

  • Discover a tightly crafted, narrative-driven action-adventure experience that follows the transformation of a defiant young man into a refined Master Assassin.
  • Journey to Alamut, the legendary home of the Assassins who laid the foundations of the Creed in this heartfelt homage to the game that started it all.
  • Experience a modern take on the iconic features and gameplay that have defined a franchise for 15 years as you parkour seamlessly through the city and stealthily take down targets with more visceral assassinations than ever before.
  • Explore an incredibly dense and vibrant city whose inhabitants react to your every move, and uncover the secrets of four unique districts as you venture through the Golden Age of Baghdad.

Those looking for even more on day one can pre-order the Deluxe Edition which includes :

  • the base game,
  • a digital artbook,
  • digital soundtrack,
  • deluxe digital pack containing a Prince of Persia-inspired outfit, eagle and mount skins, weapons, and more.

Those who want the ultimate Assassin's Creed Mirage experience can preorder the Collector's Case ($149.99), which includes everything available in the Deluxe Edition plus:

  • a 32cm figurine of Basim,
  • an exclusive Steelbook with a design chosen by fans,
  • a mini-artbook, Basim's brooch replica,
  • a map of Baghdad as well as a Selected Soundtrack of the game.

The Collector's Case is available at retail and on the Ubisoft Store.

Assassin's Creed Mirage is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, PC and Amazon Luna on October 5, 2023.

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