Alamut Castle in Assassin’s Creed Mirage: Can You Explore It?

Alamut Castle is a location in Assassin’s Creed Mirage that the developers have talked enthusiastically about. It holds a huge importance in the overarching lore of Assassin’s Creed, and many players might feel happy about its existence in this game. But, newcomers who have not followed this series since its inception might be confused about the significance of this location. So, we discuss everything about this iconic location that players get to visit in Assassin’s Creed Mirage. Also, many players may be wondering if they can enter and explore the Alamut Castle, so we have answered that too.

Note: This article has mild spoilers about the story of Assassin’s Creed Mirage, so we advise you to read with caution.

History of Alamut Castle in Assassin’s Creed

In Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the Alamut Castle is where the Hidden Ones operate out of. This is the creed that eventually gets named Hassassin. In Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the castle is shown to be in construction and not yet completed. Since the game takes place in 861 BCE, the castle is currently under construction on the hill perch.

The Alamut Castle is where the expansion of the Hidden Ones begins, transforming into the Assassin’s Brotherhood and becoming much more public when Knights Templers started their third crusade. You might know about this place if you’ve played Assassin’s Creed Rogue and read a few supplementary books based on the games. Mirage is the first game to feature the Alamut Castle.

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This is nearly in line with the actual history recordings of the Alamut Castle. In real-world history, Alamut Castle was built by the Justanid ruler of Daylam in approximately 840 AD. This castle was later captured by one Hasan-i Sabbah in 1088. Fans of the series might recognize this name, as Hassan-i Sabbah gets credit for forming the modern-day brotherhood of Assassins in the game.

His son, Hassan the Younger, would eventually become the leader of the Levantine Assassins, who created their sovereign state of Masyaf in Assassin’s Creed. In AC Mirage, Alamut Castle also houses one of the old Isu temples, and the Hidden Ones guard it against the elusive order.

Can You Visit Alamut Castle in Assassin’s Creed Mirage?

While Alamut Castle holds a significant historical influence in the overall lore of Assassin’s Creed, the treatment of the area has been a tad disappointing in AC Mirage. The Alamut Castle region is limited. After the prologue ends, you experience the region for the first time. Since this is a base of operation for the Hidden Ones, naturally, Basim is brought here to learn the ways of the creed. We get to check a few sections of Alamut during this time frame.

This is the only time you will get to experience Alamut Castle. Otherwise, the entirety of the game takes place in the walled city of Baghdad. Only during the climax of the game do we return to Alamut Castle in AC Mirage. Even in this encounter, you’ll only get to explore a limited portion of the area. Hence, Alamut Castle is only a location that works as a set piece to carry the story forward. It does hold importance in the story here, as the Brotherhood of Assassins was born from this singular place. Unfortunately, giving some more room to allow to check the area certainly might’ve been a welcoming addition.

So, did you try out Assassin’s Creed Mirage yet? If so, on which platform? Let us know in the comments section below. While you are here, check out our Assassin’s Creed Mirage review, we praised the game for returning to its roots and trying things the older games are known for.

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