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Assassin’s Creed Mirage is the 13th major installment in the very popular franchise, which started back in 2007. There’s a lot of excitement for the game since it’s the first major Assassin’s Creed game in the series since Valhalla was released in November 2020. Moreover, Mirage drops on Thursday (Oct. 5) across platforms.
Starting at $49.99 at Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart, Assassin’s Creed Mirage is playable on Xbox Series X and PS5, as well as the previous generations Xbox One and PS4 (and Windows PC), in two editions: Launch and Deluxe.
Wondering what the difference is between the two editions? The standard Launch Edition features the game and a DLC (downloadable content) expansion called “Forty Thieves Quest,” while the Deluxe Edition — which goes for $59.99 — comes with both the game and DLC, as well as a digital artbook, digital soundtrack and new Prince of Persia-inspired outfits and skins.
As for the game itself, Assassin’s Creed Mirage takes place during the Golden Age of Baghdad, a few decades before Valhalla. It’s a “coming-of-age story” that follows Basim Ibn Ishaq, played by Lee Majdoub, a street thief who learns the world is much bigger than himself. His mentor Roshan, played by Shohreh Aghdashloo, trains him to join the Hidden One, an order of Middle Eastern assassins.
The game is expected to also be playable for the Apple iPhone 15 sometime in early 2024. Mirage will be the first Assassin’s Creed game to be officially released, natively, for the premium smartphone.
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