Assassin's Creed Mirage Logo Hides A Brilliant Secret

Ubisoft's upcoming game Assassin's Creed Mirage has a logo that hides a very clever secret. Rumors of the Basim spinoff Assassin's Creed Mirage have been around for a while but interest in the game was expectedly raised once Ubisoft announced began teasing it earlier in September. Prior to the announcement, several prominent names confirmed a few aspects of the new game from their insider contacts, leading to fervent speculation about the game's protagonist, plot, and features.


Ubisoft revealed more details about Assassin's Creed Mirage at its recent Ubisoft Forward event, which also revealed key details about games releasing after it as well. From the event, fans learned that well-known aspects from the original Assassin's Creed series will return, including Memory Corridor assassination conversations and the ritualistic removal of the ring finger. The trailer for Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Mirage ultimately signals a return to the series' roots with gameplay elements like stealth and rooftop chases being reintroduced into the series. Along with these gameplay elements and several narrative threads returning to this new installment, players will be able to explore a whole new setting - the Golden Age of Baghdad, which has also been cleverly referenced in Mirage's logo.

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As pointed out by Ubisoft's Vice President Editorial Fawzi Mesmar on Twitter, the logo for Assassin's Creed Mirage hides an interesting Easter egg. The logo is actually formed by Arabic calligraphy that reads "the hidden" in Arabic. This works as a clever reference to the Hidden Ones - the forerunners of the Assassin Brotherhood seen in Ubisoft's earlier titles.

Assassin's Creed Mirage Focuses On The Brotherhood In 9th Century Baghdad

The upcoming Assassin's Creed Mirage's setting is Baghdad in the late ninth century. Players will be cast as the young Assassin Basim, an antagonist from Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Basim was born and raised during the Middle East's Abbasid Caliphate. Mirage will transport players to Baghdad during the 860 - 870 Anarchy at Samarra - a time period of instability. With this specific era as a backdrop, players can expect a narrative possibly influenced by the violent succession of four caliphs and the frequent wars between rival military groups. How historically accurate Assassin's Creed Mirage will be is yet to be seen. However, while the series has been known to play things fast and loose with historical record, Ubisoft has frequently accomplished creating historically-authentic worlds for players to explore.

While only a small detail, the logo for Assassin's Creed Mirage cleverly integrates the game's setting while also hinting at its story. The formative years of the Assassin Brotherhood has been a focus of Ubisoft's new Assassin's Creed games, and while the group still appears to be known as the Hidden Ones in this latest spinoff, the return of white suits and hidden blades presents a more familiar depiction.

Source: Fawzi Mesmar/Twitter