A brand-new Ubisoft Forward has finally arrived and, alongside reveals from Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope and Skull and Bones, it gave us a glimpse into the future of Assassin’s Creed.
From Assassin’s Creed Infinity and its first game that will take us to feudal Japan to the official reveal of Assassin’s Creed Mirage to the news that Trackmania will be headed to consoles, we’ve gathered all the biggest news from the latest Ubisoft Forward for you here.
Assassin’s Creed Infinity Officially Revealed with Two New Games, and One Is Set in Feudal Japan
Ubisoft has officially revealed Assassin’s Creed Infinity, a new platform and hub that will serve as the future of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Furthermore, Ubisoft shared that the first two games for the platform – one that will follow the life of a Shinobi in feudal Japan, and another helmed by Watch Dogs: Legion director Clint Hocking.
Assassin’s Creed Infinity is not a game itself, but a place where players will explore and jump into future entries, beginning with the feudal Japan game Assassin’s Creed Codename Red. While not much was revealed about the second game, Assassin’s Creed Codename Hex, it was revealed that it will be “a very different type of Assassin’s Creed game” and may feature witchcraft.
In addition to the single-player games, Ubisoft also shared that Assassin’s Creed multiplayer will return in some form, although it said details will come at a later date.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage Is Set in Baghdad, Twenty Years Before the Events of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Following its reveal last week, Assassin’s Creed Mirage got its big reveal at today’s Ubisoft Forward and it was confirmed that this new adventure will take place in Baghdad, twenty years before the events of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. It will star Basim Ibn Ishaq and is designed to be a modern take on the original gameplay template for the earlier Assassin’s Creed game.
During development, the team at Ubisoft Bordeaux focused on the same three design pillars as the original Assassin’s Creed game – stealth, parkour, and assassinations.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be released in 2023.
Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade Is an Open-World Assassin’s Creed Game for Mobile Devices
The Assassin’s Creed franchise is getting a new mobile entry set in Ancient China called Assassin’s Creed Jade. According to Ubisoft, it will feature “classic” Assassin’s Creed gameplay and will take place in an open world that was built to work well with touch controls.
In addition to sharing that Assassin’s Creed Jade will let players create their own assassin protagonist for the first time ever in the series, Jade will also let players explore China in the year 215 BCE and even parkour across the Great Wall of China.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Last Chapter Till Tie up the Loose Ends of Eivor’s Story
A free update headed to Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla called The Last Chapter will tie up loose ends of Eivor’s story.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Will Get Post-Launch Content with Rayman
Alongside a brand-new trailer showcasing the adorably chaotic gameplay, Ubisoft confirmed that Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope will be getting DLC, including one that will bring Rayman into the world of Mario + Rabbids.
Skull and Bones Trailer Shows Off Ship Customization and the Trading Network Called The Helm
Skull and Bones is set to finally set sail on November 8, and this Ubisoft Forward revealed a new trailer focusing on ship customization, the in-game trading network known as The Helm, and much more. It was also confirmed that Skull and Bones will feature cross-platform play at launch.
Trackmania Is Headed to Consoles With Cross-Platform Play and Cross-Progression
After years of being a PC exclusive, Ubisoft’s Trackmania is finally headed to consoles in 2023, and it will include cross-play and cross-progression with its PC counterpart. While no Switch version was mentioned, it was confirmed it will arrive on Xbox Series X/S, PS5, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna.
Just Dance 2023 Announced for a Holiday Release
Just Dance is back once again in 2023 and it looks to sport a shiny new look. This newest entry will arrive in Holiday 2022 for Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and Switch and will include a brand-new “dance on demand” platform alongside new online multiplayer features and a new interface. As with previous Just Dance games, it will receive a constant stream of free, regular content updates.
Rainbow Six Mobile Gameplay Revealed
Gameplay was shown for Rainbow Six Mobile, a brand-new free-to-play game that was built from the ground up for mobile. For those interested in giving it a shot, there will be a closed beta on September 12, and Google Play users can sign up now.
When Rainbow Six Mobile launches in the future, it will have 5v5 matches, cross-play, and voice chat.
The Division Heartland Is Gearing Up For Another Testing Phase
The Division: Heartland, the free-to-play game set in the world of Ubisoft Massive’s Tom Clancy series, is still on track for a release in 2022 or 2023 on PC, consoles, and cloud. While Ubisoft wasn’t ready to be more specific with a release date, it did say that Heartland will have another testing phase that players can sign up for now.
The Division 2 Season 10: Price of Power Will Have Agents Hunting Down General Peter Anderson
The upcoming season of The Division 2, Season 10: Price of Power, will see agents “embark on a new Manhunt to track down General Peter Anderson, a True Sons leader trying to ally with the Black Tusk against The Division.” This new season will launch on September 13.
The Division Resurgence, a Mobile Spin-Off, Is Accepting Sign-Ups for Its Next Testing Phase
The Division Resurgence is a new mobile title set in The Division universe and Ubisoft is currently welcoming those interested in trying it out to sign up for its next testing phase. This upcoming test will focus on PVP modes like Dark Zone and Conflict.
Riders Republic Is Teaming Up With Vans and Its Getting BMX Biking
The worlds of Riders Republic and Vans are colliding as the popular brand will be making its way into Ubisoft’s extreme sports game. We also got a look at Riders Republic’s fourth season, which will arrive on September 14 and will bring with it BMX biking.
The Crew 2 Is Getting Ice Tracks for the First Time
The Crew 2: Season 6, Episode 2: Dominion Frozen will arrive on September 14 and will bring with it ice tracks for the first time. THere will be nine new events to partake in and the season will also add 50 tiers of rewards, including “special-edition vehicles such as the Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo Glacier Edition (Hypercar), the Mazda RX-3 Supercharged Edition (Street race), and the Dodge SRT Viper GTS Lightning Edition (Street Race).”
Mythic Quest Season 3 Gets a New Sneak Peek
Ubisoft Forward was about more than just games, as it gave fans a new look at Mythic Quest Season 3.
Brawlhalla Is Crossing Over With Castlevania
Brawlhalla-vania featuring Simon Belmont and Alucard is coming October 19! No longer is this Crossover a miserable little pile of secrets… #UbiForward
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— Brawlhalla (@Brawlhalla) September 10, 2022
Castlevania’s Simon Belmont and Alucard will be joining the roster of Brawlhalla on October 19, 2022.
Netflix and Ubisoft Are Partnering on a Live-Action Assassin’s Creed Adaptation Alongside Three Mobile Games Based on Assassin’s Creed, Valiant Hearts, and Mighty Quest
Netflix and Ubisoft have partnered up to develop not only a live-action adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, but also three exclusive Ubisoft mobile games for its players with a Netflix subscription. These games include a sequel to Valiant Hearts, a “roguelite-inspired Mighty Quest for Epic Loot,” and a new, original Assassin’s Creed game. These games will be free on the Netflix app for those with a subscription and will have no ads or in-app purchases.
Ubisoft+ Celebrates Its Third Anniversary With a Gift to PC, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna Players
To celebrate its third anniversary, Ubisoft is gifting PC, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna players Ubisoft+ Multi-Access for free until October 10. This will let them play over 100 Ubisoft titles, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
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