Ubisoft Forward showcase: New Assassin’s Creed titles, Mario + Rabbids, more

Ubisoft Forward Assassin’s Creed Mirage

The annual Ubisoft Forward presentation is ready to kick off with updates on the publisher’s upcoming slate of games. Set for 3 p.m. ET this afternoon with a short pre-show starting now (2:35 p.m. ET), we are expecting to get a deep dive on the future of the Assassin’s Creed franchise and the recently unveiled Assassin’s Creed Mirage, alongside updates on Skull and Bones and its latest Mario + Rabbids cross-over project with Nintendo. Head below to watch the Ubisoft Forward presentation and for more details. 

Ubisoft Forward presentation

Alongside the main event, we will also be getting quick looks at Brawlhalla, For Honor, The Crew 2, and Anno 1800 as part of the brief pre-show event that kicks off some 25 minutes before the show proper. 

Celebrating its 15th anniversary of the debut release in November 2007, the Assassin’s Creed franchise will almost certainly be front and center today. As we mentioned above, Assassin’s Creed Mirage should be on full display this afternoon – a game set to take place in Baghdad circa the late 9th century and effectively return the series to its Middle Eastern roots explored in the original title. Here’s to hoping, at least for me, the gameplay experience does as well. 

From there, most folks are also expecting to get some updates on Skull and Bones, Ubisoft’s pirate ship RPG set to launch later this year on November 8, as well as the Mario + Rabbids sequel, Sparks of Hope, which is scheduled to release next month on October 20, 2022 (Best Buy is offering free $10 gift cards with pre-orders on Skull and Bones and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope). Maybe even that Splinter Cell remake? It won’t be long until we find out for sure

The Ubisoft Forward pre-show is starting right now and the main event will begin shortly at 3 p.m. We will be updating this post throughout and with full resolution footage as it comes available. Enjoy the show! 

Tune in on September 10th at 12pm PT / 9pm CEST for Ubisoft Forward. Pre-show starts at 11:35 am PT / 8:35 pm CEST

Ubisoft+ goes FREE

Ubisoft+, the publisher’s on-demand subscription-based gaming platform, is FREE to try from now through October 10, 2022. Just be to cancel the trial subscription thereafter if you don’t want pay the $14.99 per month thereafter. 

Play your favorite franchises, challenge yourself and your friends or create new worlds on PC with Ubisoft+, including new releases on day one, premium editions DLC exclusive rewards and more

Mario + Rabidds Sparks of Hope

First up we are getting Mario + Rabidds Sparks of Hope and a first look at a new quest. 

Here comes the Wiggler! Join us in guiding you through a quick look at some gameplay and a new planet in one of the many exciting quests and dynamic battles that await you in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. Optimise, strategise, and remember to get help from the Sparks!

Skull and Bones

Next we have another deep dive and trailer on the upcoming Skull and Bones. 

Skull and Bones’ open-world pirate adventure invites players to explore the Indian Ocean during the Golden Age of Piracy. As a pirate captain in Skull and Bones, you’ll plunder merchant vessels, gain Infamy, and build and customize a variety of ships for high-seas adventure. Discover the weapons, armor, and even pets that will be at your disposal as Creative Director Elisabeth Pellen takes us through a deep-dive breakdown of the Skull and Bones gameplay trailer shown off at Ubisoft Forward.

Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland first look

Sign up for a chance to participate in future Tom Clancy’s The Division® Heartland Closed Tests at thedivisionheartland.com! Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland is a free-to-play survival-action multiplayer shooter set in a rural community in mid-crisis. 

The Division Resurgence for mobile

The Dark Zone is coming to mobile! (Re)discover the infamous PvPvE mode in THE DIVISION RESURGENCE. Explore a highly contaminated area of New York City, fight NPCs to get high-rarity loot and get to the extraction point to save it to your inventory! But beware of other players. Agents can go Rogue at any moment and decide to stab you in the back to steal your stuff, even your own teammates! So be prepared, trust no one and choose the best strategy. In THE DIVISION RESURGENCE the Dark Zone comes with a twist, the time is now limited, and you have to reach the extraction point before your gas mask filter goes empty!

Assassin’s Creed Mirage debut trailer

Watch the cinematic world premiere announce trailer of Assassin’s Creed® Mirage. In the ninth century CE, Baghdad is at its height, leading the world in science, art, innovation, and commerce. Amid its bustling urban landscape, a conflicted young orphan with a tragic past must navigate the streets to survive. Experience the story of Basim in Assassin’s Creed Mirage.

In Assassin’s Creed Mirage, you are Basim, a cunning street thief with nightmarish visions, seeking answers and justice. After an act of deadly retribution, Basim flees Baghdad and joins an ancient organization – The Hidden Ones. As he learns their mysterious rituals and powerful tenets, he will hone his unique abilities, discover his true nature, and come to understand a new Creed – one that will change his fate in ways he never could have imagined.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage: Developer Trailer Breakdown

Assassin’s Creed Mirage takes place in ninth-century Baghdad, where players will live out the coming-of-age story of Basim Ibn Is’haq as he grows from a young street thief to a master assassin. Learn more about Assassin’s Creed Mirage in our deep dive Cinematic World Premiere trailer breakdown with Creative Director, Stephane Boudon, Narrative Director Sarah Beaulieu, and Art Director, Jean-Luc Sala.

New open-world Assassin’s Creed mobile game – Codename Jade

The new open-world Assassin’s Creed mobile game takes place in ancient China…

Assassin’s Creed “Codename Red”

Upcoming open-world RPG known as Codename Red, set in feudal Japan.

Assassin’s Creed “Codename Hexe”

A brand “new kind of Assassin’s Creed experience.” Some kind of horror-like game perhaps?


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