Three new Assassin’s Creed games were announced at Ubisoft Forward 2022 on Saturday, including a new flagship open world RPG set in Japan, the witchy Codename Hexe, and a mobile game spin-off. Ubisoft also officially pulled the hood back on the recently leaked Assassin’s Creed Mirage (opens in new tab), a throwback to the more stealth-focused play of early Assassin’s Creed. Valhalla will also be getting a final bit of DLC towards the end of 2022 that will tie up its main storyline.
After wishing on a star for the longest time, Assassin’s Creed is finally heading to feudal Japan in Codename Red (opens in new tab). The word “shinobi” was mentioned, but there’s very little else to go on right now. It’ll be an open world RPG, much like Origins, Odyssey and Valhalla. It’s the next flagship game for the franchise, but likely won’t release before 2024.
Codename Hexe (opens in new tab) was also announced with even less to go on. Given its witchy pagan vibes, I’ll hedge my bets on this being set during 16th century Europe when accusations of witchcraft were rife—or maybe it’ll have something to do with the Salem witch trials? Either way, Ubisoft says it’s going to be something new for Assassin’s Creed, but exactly what that means, and the scope of Codename Hexe, are unclear. It also probably won’t be appearing before 2024.