During the Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023 showcase last night, fans of Ubisoft’s most famous franchise were gifted with another exciting trailer ahead of Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s launch this October. The trail showcases the beautiful city of Baghdad, and focuses on Basim Ibn-Ishaq, the game’s main protagonist. However, the revelation that Mirage fill feature “a full Arabic voiceover” is the biggest point of the latest trailer.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage Gamescom 2023 Trailer Showcases Full Arabic Voiceover
Gamescom 2023 officially kicked off last night with the Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023 showcase. Hosted by the legendary Geoff Keighley, the show presented a huge number of new games as well as further information about the already-announced titles. Like in all previous years, Ubisoft has a massive presence in Cologne, and we had expected to see at least some of their games on the stage on the opening night. These expectations came true when Keighley announced the new AC Mirage trailer. Titled “The Round City of Baghdad”, the new trailer takes us on a tour around the gorgeous medieval Baghdad in the 9th century.
What’s most fascinating, however, is that the trail is in Arabic. In the trailer’s description, Ubisoft confirms that this is not just for the trail. Rather, the game will feature “a full Arabic voiceover”, for those games who appreciate an extra layer of immersion. In previous months Ubisoft has made sure to emphasize the importance of historical and cultural accuracy when great the world of Assassin’s Creed Mirage. Adding the full Arabic voiceover is another step towards that immersion and authenticity.
Being a narrative-driven game, Assassin’s Creed Mirage is probably one of those games which will elevate the experience if played in a local language, just like playing Metro games in Russian or Yakuza games in Japanese. Of course, with the English subtitles turned on so that you understand what’s going on. The first reaction from Arabic-speaking fans is that Arabic voice acting is superb in the trailer. However, some say that the dialogue sounds somewhat off. Mostly because it is originally written in English and then translated. Assassin’s Creed Mirage releases on October 5th for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One.