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Assassin’s Creed Mirage: where does it fit in the series’ chronology?

The newest title of the series developed by Ubisoft Bordeaux, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, tells the story of Basim, an assassin we previously met in Valhalla.

Assassin's Creed Mirage

Ubisoft is nearing the launch of Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the newest installment of the series for consoles and PC. The developer has shared a trailer in which it places the events of the games chronologically, revealing that this new title only tells the story of the past. This means that there is no progress to the “present time” plot. You can see the video just below these lines.

Being a standalone game, it is not necessary to play other installments, since it tells a complete story arc. However, Basim - the protagonist - is a character that has its importance in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the chapter released in 2020 and starring the Viking Eivor. Both titles take place in the 9th century AD, but several years pass between them.

What year does Assassin’s Creed Mirage take place?

In the year 861, Basim was a petty thief roaming the streets of Baghdad, but he was recruited by Roshan, who instructed him as his mentor and teacher. After hard training in Alamut, the ancestral stronghold of the Order of the Hidden, the aspirant became an initiate and began his climb in the Order’s hierarchy. The events of Valhalla take place 12 years later, in 872, when the Assassin was already a teacher.

In relation to other games, the story of Assassin’s Creed Mirage takes place centuries after Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (5th century BC) and Origins (1st century BC), although the Order of Assassins and the Templars were still known by their original names, the Hidden Ones and Ancients respectively. By the time of the first game, in the midst of the Crusades, both Brotherhoods had adopted their new identities.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be available starting October 5 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC.