Assassin’s Creed Mirage Will Introduce a First for the Series

Ubisoft will be introducing an Arabic language option for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Visions. Since Assassin’s Creed 2, the series has included the native language of the country where each adventure takes place. More recently, players can hear a mix of Nordic and Gaelic dialects in the hugely successful Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

As a commitment to Ubisoft’s own subscription service, Assassin’s Creed: Phantasm will be available on Ubisoft+ on day one, alongside PC, PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Although it’s worth noting that the PC version will be released directly through Epic Games and Ubisoft. As Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s October 12th release date approaches, more details have been revealed about the languages used in the game.

In a tweet from the official Assassin’s Creed Twitter account, it was revealed that Assassin’s Creed Phantasm will fully support Arabic dubbing and subtitles, a first for Ubisoft’s long-running franchise. Adding to this news, actor Eyad Nassar will play the lead character Basim in the voiceover. He is best known for his Egyptian roles on television shows such as Face Changer and The Choice.

While rumors swirl about gambling elements in Assassin’s Creed Phantom, fans are understandably excited to dive into Phantom knowing there will be localized language options. Although the game takes place in multiple countries in the Middle East, the first Assassin’s Creed game never had an Arabic language option for players to fully immerse themselves in Altair’s story. Gamers will be happy to see Ubisoft introduce such a language option as people explore Golden Age Baghdad.

Assassin’s Creed fans have become increasingly optimistic about Ubisoft’s open-world franchise, especially since players got their first glimpse of Assassin’s Creed Phantasm’s gameplay at the recent PlayStation Showcase. The trailer hints that Mirage will be a smaller-scale experience that will draw inspiration from older games, focusing more on combat and stealth rather than the RPG elements seen in the new entry.

With disappointing financial results in 2022, Ubisoft has high hopes for the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Ubisoft has grown several of its own studios to develop various projects, including a Netflix series and several other Assassin’s Creed games currently in the pipeline. How Ubisoft’s direction with Mirage will affect future franchises remains to be seen, though having a native language still seems to be part of its plans.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage launches October 12 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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