Ubisoft had previously teased "a peek at the future of the franchise" to arrive during the company's Ubisoft Forward broadcast Saturday. That peek will include information about two major new games in the series, a mobile game and the recently leaked (and since confirmed) Assassin's Creed Mirage.
The first of the two major titles, code-named Red and in development at Ubisoft Quebec, will be set in feudal Japan. Concept art viewed by Try Hard depicted a "female samurai-like assassin," but TryHard also reports players will be able to play as male or female assassins.
The second major title, which has had the codenames Neo and Hexe at various stages of development, will be set during the 16th century Holy Roman Empire and concern witch trials. Try Hard describes it as "the darkest Assassin's Creed game ever."
Both titles will be part of Assassin's Creed Infinity, Ubisoft's planned platform to host future games in the series that Bloomberg reported on in 2021. Neither will be released before 2024.
Try Hard reports the mobile game, Project Jade, will be revealed, as will the final DLC for Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Ubisoft is also developing a virtual reality Assassin's Creed game codenamed Project Nexus, though Try Hard could not confirm that title would appear during the Ubisoft Forward. Bloomberg's reporting did not corroborate these details.
Finally, Ubisoft will take a deeper dive into Assassin's Creed Mirage. Set in the Baghdad of the 800s, the game will reportedly return the series to its fundamentals, dialing back the RPG elements and emphasizing stealth. Its story will follow Basim, an assassin introduced to the series in Assassin's Creed Valhalla.
Earlier this week, Ubisoft announced Tencent would make a significant investment in the company, doubling its stake for $297 million.