Assassin’s Creed Mirage can be beaten in 20-30 hours, a fifth of Valhalla’s playtime.

Assassin's Creed Mirage can be beaten in 20-30 hours, a fifth of Valhalla's playtime.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage: A Stealthy Stabfest!

Are you ready for an Assassin’s Creed game that takes us back to our beloved stealthy stabbing roots? Well, get ready for Mirage! Ubisoft’s upcoming release is going back to basics with a leaner historical setting and a focus on stealthy gameplay. And the best part? It won’t take you a lifetime to complete!

According to Ubisoft’s lead producer, Fabian Salomon, Mirage will be around five times shorter than its massive predecessor, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. I mean, let’s face it, as much as we love sinking hundreds of hours into an open-world epic, sometimes we just want to get down to business without sacrificing our social lives. Salomon reveals that the latest playtimes average at around 20-23 hours, but completionists can expect to spend a maximum of 25-30 hours in the game. And for those speed demons out there, you could rush through in just 20 hours! Impressive.

Now, you might be wondering how Mirage’s length compares to other games in the series. Well, according to the folks over at HowLongToBeat, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Odyssey can take around 140 hours to fully complete. That’s practically a part-time job! But fear not, Mirage is bringing back the good ol’ days of Assassin’s Creed, where you could beat the main game in a more manageable 45-60 hours. And if you’re a fan of the older entries in the series like Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, you’ll be pleased to know that Mirage can be conquered in about 20-25 hours. No more bloated open worlds, folks! Phew.

But Mirage isn’t just a trip down memory lane. It combines the best of both worlds by channeling the era of Ezio games while revamping what made the series beloved in the first place. The game’s parkour system is “closer to the Ezio games,” and the map is roughly the same size as Revelations’ Constantinople. So get ready to leap across rooftops, assassinate targets, and breathe in that nostalgic air of Assassin’s Creed.

Mark your calendars, folks! Assassin’s Creed Mirage is set to release on October 12th, alongside other highly anticipated games such as Alan Wake 2 and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. With Mirage’s shorter playtime, you’ll be able to experience all the excitement these games have to offer without feeling stretched for time.

And while you eagerly await Mirage’s release, don’t forget to check out the other Assassin’s Creed games in development. Ubisoft has some bigger RPG-ish games in the pipeline for those who love that style. So keep your hidden blades sharpened and your eagle vision ready, because Assassin’s Creed Mirage is coming to blow us all away!