“Basim from Valhalla is not Basim from Mirage”: Assassin’s Creed Mirage Narrative Director on Critical Differences from Earlier Game

Assassin's Creed Basim's personality and maturity are different from that of Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Basim

Assassin’s Creed Mirage Narrative Director on Critical Differences from Earlier Game


  • Assassin's Creed Mirage will have Basim as its protagonist.
  • Basim was the antagonist in the previous Assassin's Creed game, Valhalla.
  • Mirage was released on October 5, 2023, as a prequel to Valhalla.
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Assassin’s Creed Mirage was released on October 5, 2023. The protagonist in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Basim, is the same person as in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. However, the executives confirmed that they are different in terms of experience and maturity. The Assassin’s Creed franchise is one of the best gaming franchises in the world, having released the first game in 2007.


Since 2007, the franchise has given the gaming community several mind-blowing games, the most recent being Assassin’s Creed Mirage. It will feature the antagonist of the last game, Valhalla, as the protagonist of the current game. Even though they are the same person, the narrative director shared her views on how both of them are different.

Basim From Mirage Is Not The Same Person As Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

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Sarah Beaulieu

Before the release of Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the voice actor of Basim, Lee Majdoub, and narrative director, Sarah Beaulieu, gave an exclusive interview to Game Informer about their new release. Beaulieu was asked to narrate the experience of bringing a character from an old game as the protagonist of the new game.


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Sarah Beaulieu said to Game Informer,

“Well, as he just said, Basim from Valhalla is not Basim from Mirage. So the first step was just figuring out what we wanted to tell about this guy and, as I often say, the last scene came up first, the last scene from Mirage. And that was the focus point of his evolution. Mirage is very much more condensed than Valhalla is. And even though you can still wander the city and do a lot of stuff in it, you still have a very linear beginning and a very linear ending.”

Assassin’s Creed Mirage takes place after AC Odyssey and Origins

Lee Majdoub also had a similar view. He said that the freedom that Basim had in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was different from the one that he would have in Assassin’s Creed Mirage. It can be very well understood that they are speaking from the experience and maturity point of Basim. So, it will be interesting to see how the character develops.


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More on Assassin’s Creed Mirage

Assassin’s Creed Mirage is the prequel to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. It is set 20 years before Valhalla in the city of Baghdad. Assassin’s Creed Mirage was developed by Ubisoft Bordeaux and published by Ubisoft. It is the thirteenth game in the ever-popular gaming franchise. One of the interesting things about Assassin’s Creed Mirage is that it features the antagonist Valhalla, as its protagonist.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage will tell the story of a young Basim
Assassin’s Creed Mirage

Assassin’s Creed Mirage was released on October 5, 2023, and is available on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Amazon Luna, and iOS. It is a single-player action-adventure game. Assassin’s Creed Mirage has received positive reviews and is on the path to being another hit for the Assassin’s Creed franchise.


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