May 26, 2023

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This Week at Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed Mirage Coming October 12, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Update

This week at Ubisoft, Assassin's Creed Mirage announced a release date alongside a gameplay trailer during the PlayStation Showcase; Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time's producer and creative director gave an update on the game's progress; co-leads of local chapters of Ubisoft's API employee resource group (ERG) talked about the importance of representation for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month; and Anno 1800 released a colorful new cosmetic DLC. Check it all out and more in this week's roundup of Ubisoft news.

Assassin's Creed Mirage Launches October 12

The PlayStation Showcase that took place on May 24 revealed that Assassin's Creed Mirage will launch on October 12, and is currently available for preorder for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC through Ubisoft Connect. The showcase also debuted a new gameplay trailer in which Basim, the game's protagonist, leaps, swings, and pole vaults across the rooftops of ninth-century Baghdad. The trailer showed classic Assassin's Creed stealth features like throwing knives, smoke bombs, and assassination missions, as well as new abilities like Assassin's Focus. Viewers also got a first look at Fuladh, a Hidden One who acts as Basim's mentor alongside Roshan (voiced by Shohreh Aghdashloo).

An Update on Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake

[UN] [Multiple Titles] Weekly Recap May 26 - PoP

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal, the studio that made the original game back in 2003. Since the project won't be part of the upcoming Ubisoft Forward on June 12, Ubisoft News spoke with Producer Jean-Francois Naud and Game Director Michael McIntyre about its progress. The two shared The Sands of Time Remake's current status, how the team is modernizing a 20-year-old game, and what working on the game means to developers at Ubisoft Montreal.

Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Why API Representation Matters at Ubisoft

[UN] [Multiple Titles] Weekly Recap May 26 - Ubisoft API

Every year during May, Ubisoft celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with programming led by Ubisoft's API ERG.  This year, the ERG offered activities that promote and inspire representation. Ubisoft News spoke with Claudia Nguyen, co-lead of Montreal's local API ERG chapter, and Emily Claire Afan and Stephen Ma, co-leads of Toronto's chapter, about what inspired them to start local chapters of the ERG, why the work the API ERG does is important, what kind of programming they provide to employees, and why representation is so important.

Anno 1800 Fiesta Cosmetic DLC Available Now

[UN] [Multiple Titles] Weekly Recap May 26 - Anno 1800 Fiesta

On May 23, Anno 1800 launched its new cosmetic DLC, the Fiesta Pack. Designed to inspire players to look on the bright side of life and spice up their public spaces, players can now adorn their New World settlements with new model variations for the Chapel and Marketplace, a Fountain of Inspiration or Sunwell, and Jacaranda Trees and a variety of cacti.

Ubisoft+ Spotlight - Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

(Editorial note: This is a series of quick weekly highlights written by Ubisoft News team writers that feature games available with a Ubisoft+ subscription. We hope you'll enjoy reminiscing with us, or perhaps discover something new.)

Brittany Spurlin, Write/Editor: Remember that time you ransacked an ancient city with your dad and found a powerful dagger, only to have your advisor trick you into using that dagger to unleash a curse on your kingdom? Well, the Prince of Persia certainly does. In Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, you take on the role of an unnamed Prince who must wield the dark and mystical powers of the Dagger of Time to defeat the evil Vizier and save your kingdom from a curse of your own making. It's a story full of ancient magics, sand creatures, love, and betrayal, and you should dive into the adventure today.

Gameplay in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is acrobatic in both the mental and physical sense. You'll need to keep your wits about you to navigate the game's puzzles successfully, and to know when to wield the powers of the Dagger at the right moment; meanwhile, the Prince will traverse areas with his signature wall-running, as well as by swinging on ropes and jumping across rooftops. Throughout the game, you'll be able to rely on help from Farah, whose bow and arrows and deep knowledge about the Dagger of Time will be critical to your success.

A spotlight on Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time wouldn't be complete without talking about, well, the Sands of Time - specifically, the powers they grant you. With the Dagger, the Prince can manipulate time to his benefit; he can rewind time by up to 10 seconds, giving you the chance to undo taking a fatal blow, letting Farah perish, or accidentally jumping into the abyss. He can also slow - or completely freeze - time for one or more sand monsters, giving him a significant speed buff on attacks. But the power of the Dagger is finite; it relies on units of Sand Tanks to power its magical abilities, and you'll need to collect more Sand in order to refill the dagger and rewind time again. Be sure to make each use of the Dagger count!

You can play Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time today with a Ubisoft+ subscription.

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