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Assassin's Creed: The Golden City is a classic AC adventure

Assassin's Creed: The Golden City is a classic AC adventure

Assassin's Creed: The Golden City, a new novel starring Basim and Hytham, is a classic AC adventure.

There is so much Assassin’s Creed content on the way. Ubisoft are really throwing the kitchen sink at this franchise right now, and we’re so here for it.

We edge ever closer to the release of Assassin’s Creed Mirage. The game will be set in ninth century Baghdad and feature Valhalla’s Basim. It’s said to be a return to AC’s core stealth based formula and you’ll be pleased to know that it mercifully has the smallest AC map in years. Elsewhere, Ubisoft recently put out a call for playtesters for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade plus there’s Assassin’s Creed Nexus will which mark the return of Ezio Auditore. Personally, I’m hoping those rumours of a Black Flag remake are true. Amidst all of those though, you may have missed out on Assassin’s Creed: The Golden City - a fantastic new novel.

Take a look at Assassin’s Creed Mirage in action below.

The Golden City was released back in May and is a must-read if you’re a fan of the AC franchise and just so happen to also enjoy reading. Getting lost in a game is fun, but so too is getting lost in a book. It’s also closely linked to Mirage as it features Basim. The Golden City is a prequel to Valhalla, which makes it a sequel to Mirage. In the novel, Basim teams up with mentee Hytham to prevent an emperor from murdering his son. The emperor isn’t the only threat though, as Hytham has his own doubts about Basim’s loyalty.

That must’ve left you intrigued, surely? Fans have been enjoying the book. Reddit user LegacyOfTheJedi wrote, “ This novel does a lot to, in my opinion, elevate [Hytham and Basim], especially Hytham, and does so while telling a story that really nails that Assassin's Creed feel.” They later added, “It's paced well, there are some decent twists and turns, solid action, some great emotion, and the ending is satisfying. There are also a lot of franchise staples present, like parkour, assassinations, and even a couple tailing missions.”

Fellow user immersivegs added that “Basim and Hytham’s dynamic in The Golden City is very well done.” If you’re worried about spoilers, the novel won’t spoil Valhalla nor Mirage. In fact, LegacyOfTheJedi says it elevates Valhalla if you read it beforehand. It could certainly be just the thing to tide you over until Mirage releases.

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Topics: Assassins Creed, Ubisoft