Assassin’s Creed Mirage Got Arabic Dubbing Because Of Ghost Of Tsushima

"We paid special attention to the fact that people love playing Ghost of Tsushima in Japanese."

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  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage is the next major iteration in the legendary Assassin’s Creed franchise, serving as the successor to 2020’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. 
  • Speaking in an interview, the art director working on the game has cited Ghost of Tsushima as the reason for Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s voice dubbing. 
  • Ghost of Tsushima is a 2020-released PlayStation exclusive that came out for the PlayStation 4 and was later ported to the PlayStation 5 as well. 

Well, it’s not every day when two of your favorite games are put together side by side; where one is serving as inspiration for the other. Sitting down in an interview with GamesIndustry,biz, the art director Jean-Luc Sala and culture expert Mohammed Alemam have expanded on how Assassin’s Creed Mirage was made “culturally and linguistically relevant,” citing Ghost of Tsushima—the PlayStation open-world action-adventure exclusive—as the reason for the Arabic dubbing created for Mirage. 

The game is fully voiced in Arabic as the launch proposition. It’s a part of the game. We [paid] special attention [to the fact] that people love to play Ghost of Tsushima in Japanese, for example. Honestly, it would have been a shame to miss that opportunity to return to the Middle East with Assassin’s Creed and not [include] a language that is still here.” It feels more accurate to play in Arabic, even if you’re not Arabic,” says Ubisoft;s Jean-Luc Sala. 

For those note in the know, back in September last year, a Ubisoft representative made it official that Assassin’s Creed Mirage would ship with full Arabic dubbing—a first for the franchise to feature any dubbed voiceover. Players doubted that this would only be for the Middle East, but it was confirmed that the dub would be part of all the copies sent throughout the different regions of the world. 

I’m a major Ghost of Tsushima fan, and let me tell you this—popping off on the Kurosawa mode in-game with Japanese voice dubbing hits on a different level. On the same side, I’m no Japanese local, and I always relied on the subtitles to make sense of what everyone said in Tsushima, but the level of immersion put on display on this front was nothing to sleep on, but an impressively moving experience.

Ghost of Tsushima in the Black-and-White "Kurosawa Mode"
Ghost of Tsushima in the Black-and-White “Kurosawa Mode”

Therefore, I certainly see where Ubisoft’s approach is coming from, when it says that it realized people loved Ghost of Tsushima in Japanese, and subsequently, did pretty much the same thing for Mirage. And as fate would have it, the latest entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise has been Ubisoft’s biggest next-gen launch so far, selling remarkably on the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5

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In case you missed it, Mirage got patched in recent times with update 1.0.2, but for consoles only. The PC version of the game came with the update inside its base file, but those on either PlayStation or Xbox consoles should now be able to observe stability and performance improvements, along with a ton of bugs and progress blockers plucked out of the action-adventure. 

Assassin’s Creed Mirage made landfall on October 5, 2023, for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. The game’s also scheduled to come out for the Apple iPhone 15 Pro sometime in 2024, and that comes as a major surprise, to be honest. Mirage traces its initial announcement back at the Ubisoft Forward event in September 2022. 

Anyhow, if you’re a new player who’s just getting to know Baghdad, check out our Assassin’s Creed Mirage map size and comparison guide to navigate the city like a pro. Here are also the best weapons and the best skills you can focus on acquiring in the game.

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