Hold on to your hats – or, sorry – your hoods. At Insider Gaming, we pride ourselves on bringing you the freshest, hottest gaming news, but we may be laying down the story of the century with this one. In an alleged Assassin’s Creed Mirage leak, we seem to have obtained concrete, tangible confirmation that Basim Ibn Ishaq, the protagonist of the highly anticipated title, can run.
In a two-second clip, we see Basim running through a sandy environment, dashing heroically past some sauntering civilians, robes whipping around him with reckless abandon… It’s a thing of absolute beauty.
Check the clip out below if you don’t believe us.
But Seriously, Are the Leaks Starting?
Do all leaks start with a drip? If so, this could be that drip!
In the ‘Assassin’s Creed Mirage leak’ that was shared to Reddit (and shown below), we see a figure that is claimed to be Basim running through a sandy, exotic environment, surrounded by relatively lush greenery and some rather large structures.
Take a look:
This is supposed to be a return to form for the franchise – a resurgence of the typical stealth elements that made the franchise something special over a decade ago. It’s a more grounded experience, apparently. That means there are no fantastical RPG elements or mythical creatures to do battle with… We hope.
It’s essentially a prequel to Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, and it features Basim as he explores his ‘coming-of-age’ tale in the heart of Baghdad in the 9th Century. It has been claimed that it’ll be a much shorter title, totalling some twenty hours or so, which again marks a return to the older format.
It’s a smaller map, a shorter story, and much more basic in how it all unfolds.
Let’s take another look at the clip shared above. It has a nice colour palette, the cloth physics look good on Basim’s robes, and the sand kicked up when he runs looks quite nice. His run is reminiscent of the movement mechanics of earlier assassins like Connor, Arno, and Jacob Frye.