Assassin’s Creed Mirage artwork for Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves DLC leaks

The first image related to next year’s new Assassin’s Creed has appeared online, but it seems to be from DLC and not the main game.

After months of silence, news about the next Assassin’s Creed, believed to be scheduled for early next year, is finally starting to leak out, with yet another source suggesting that the game is called Assassin’s Creed Mirage.

It’s claimed the artwork above was found on the Ubisoft Store website, presumably in advance of the upcoming Ubisoft Forward preview event, on September 10, when the game is expected to be officially announced.

Oddly though, the image doesn’t seem to relate to the game itself but some kind of DLC, that appears to be inspired by the tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves from the One Thousand and One Nights collection of Middle Eastern folk tales.

Considering rumours have long suggested that Mirage is set in 9th century Baghdad, basing elements of the game on the One Thousand and One Nights makes complete sense.

Why Ubisoft already has references to DLC on its store is less clear, but it seems likely that it’s part of a season pass or perhaps a pre-order promotion.

There is a chance this is fake though, as nobody else seems to have been able to find the image and predicting that the game might encompass elements of the One Thousand and One Nights is not much of a stretch.

That’s especially true as the image is drawn artwork and not anything from the game itself. Although whoever did draw it should immediately apply for a job at Ubisoft, if this really is just a fake.

The odds are it’s not though and that the new game will take particular inspiration from the original Assassin’s Creed, with previous rumours suggesting a full remake may even be included as part of the season pass.

Although some elements of the rumours have been corroborated by multiple sources, including the idea that the game will not feature any role-playing style levelling up system, other aspects, such as the Assassin’s Creed 1 remake, should currently be deemed less reliable.

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