Where’s that salt? It’s time to take a pinch of it.
Recently, a creator uploaded a long-form video to YouTube breaking down what was described as being a ‘ton’ of Assassin’s Creed Mirage leaks. Now, his source was protected, but he apparently mentioned that it was his nephew breaking into Ubisoft to procure the information. It’s already a thrilling tale, right?
In the twenty-minute-long video, ‘j0nathan’ breaks down what is allegedly a dense stack of Assassin’s Creed Mirage leaks, blowing open the game’s setting, mechanics, innovative features, duration, story, and ultimately, the release date.
Too Good To Be True?
This was by no means a quick video hashed together by a small creator looking for clickbait views. This YouTuber – who goes by the name of ‘j0nathan’ – is a popular French creator who seems to enjoy dipping his fingers into lots of pies. In one of his most recent projects, he decided to blow the roof off Assassin’s Creed Mirage with a ‘ton of leaks’.
Here’s the video (again, it’s in French), but we’ll summarise everything below. At the time of publishing, much of this information hasn’t been corroborated or confirmed, but much of it does track with expectations or reveals thus far:
Are These Assassin’s Creed Mirage Leaks Accurate?
It was stated that Mirage’s map is around the same size as Paris in Unity or London in Syndicate, which isn’t by any means a tiny environment. Like other games before it, it was claimed that Mirage will open up in one location for the introduction, then port to the ‘main map’ for the core of the game to unravel.
In the video, j0nathan explains that the story opens up with Basim in his home city, performing a heist that ultimately goes wrong, forcing him to leave and migrate to Baghdad, where the vast majority of the game is set. In true Ubisoft style, there will reportedly be a series of targets spread across Baghdad that occupy their own region in the game.
These targets make up the core of the story, with players needing to gather information, hunt them down, and rid the city of their presence. It’ll take around fifteen hours to complete this story.
In terms of new features (or revisited ones), it was said that Mirage does have a huge focus on stealth, to the point where Basim is very weak and must rely on tactics and gadgets to gain the upper hand. There’s a ‘four-tier’ reputation system that makes the world tougher as a player becomes more notorious, and the more accomplished and infamous Basim becomes, the more equipment he’ll unlock.
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There are reportedly all-new movement mechanics and animations, parkour is ‘like Origins but better’, there are almost no modern-day references or scenes, and there’s a tie-in with the Isu that connects some story elements together. Apparently, we’ll also see Factions return to the game, like in AC2 and beyond, with players having the ability to hire them for various purposes.
And finally, j0nathan claimed that the release date will be October 12th. He stated that ‘there was no chance of it coming out in August, that was BS.’
So, what do we think about these alleged Assassin’s Creed Mirage leaks?
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