Shohreh Aghdashloo will star in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, it’s been revealed.
The Oscar-nominated actress is known for her roles on 24 and The Expanse. Known for her unique voice, Aghdashloo will take on the role of Roshan, the mentor of Basim Ibn Is’haq.
In a message recorded for Ubisoft‘s showcase, Aghdashloo said that she was “thrilled to announce that she will be voicing Roshan”. The actress also said that she was “seduced by Roshan’s strong personality and her backstory”.
“She’s a true warrior who fights for justice and protects her fellow Hidden Ones at all costs. She is loyal and honest but keeps her former self behind a shroud of mystery. And of course, the fact that she is a mature woman from Persian origins made her resonate even more with my own story and background.”
Set for release in 2023 with development led by Ubisoft Bordeaux, the studio behind the Wrath of the Druids expansion for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Mirage is described as a “special tribute to the first Assassin’s Creed”.
The game will see a return to the action-adventure style of series entries released before more recent RPG-style games Origins, Odyssey and Valhalla.
As expected, the game will be set in ninth-century Baghdad at the peak of its Golden Age.
Players will control Basim Ibn Is’haq, a street thief “with a mysterious past”, who will join the Hidden Ones in Alamut on a quest for answers.