Interscope in partnership with Ubisoft are set to release Mirage (for Assassin’s Creed Mirage) music by OneRepublic featuring Mishaal Tamer. This is the first time the Assassin’s Creed® franchise collaborates with a top 50 global artist. This aligns with the dedication and effort that has been invested in Assassin’s Creed music over the years, resulting in a Grammy Award this year. The single will be available on September 22.
The song and lyrics were co-written by Ryan Tedder, songwriter and lead vocalist of the band, who took inspiration from the game. Mirage (for Assassin’s Creed Mirage) also samples some notes from the original soundtrack of Assassin’s Creed Mirage, composed by Brendan Angelides in collaboration with Layth Sidiq, lead vocalist and violinist.
“Most people don’t know this about me, but my band and I are closet gamers. I’ve been a huge fan of Assassin’s Creed since the beginning. Having toured extensively in the Middle East, I wanted to capture the spirit of that region and reflect the location of the game sonically as much as possible. I can’t wait for our fans and fans of AC to hear what we came up with. This was a definite pinch myself moment.” - Ryan Tedder (lead singer)
In addition, the band brought in an up-and-coming Saudi artist, Mishaal Tamer, who was the opening act for OneRepublic’s Summer European Tour 2023. His style takes inspiration from Arab music from the Levant, Egypt, and the Arabian Gulf, alongside K-pop, Indie rock, and Urban Latino. Both artists’ interest of the Assassin’s Creed franchise transpired in their latest title.
"To be featured on a song with my musical heroes, OneRepublic that soundtracks my favorite video game, is a dream come true. I am honored to be a part of this special collaboration with OneRepublic and Assassins Creed.” - Mishaal Tamer
Pre-save the single here: https://onerepublic.lnk.to/miragepresave
Watch the teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm_BrGu1sHM
The official album cover for the song is available here: https://www.ubisoft-press.com/download/1190352/9f60d030859b5b852bee1f2d36f0c62e7a5fa1f2
With development led by Ubisoft Bordeaux*, Assassin’s Creed Mirage is a special game made to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the series. With Mirage, the studio pays homage to the game that started it all by offering a tightly crafted, narrative driven action-adventure experience set in an immersive medieval Middle Eastern setting. Assassin’s Creed Mirage tells a powerful coming of age story featuring charismatic protagonists. You play as Basim, a cunning street thief with nightmarish visions, who embarks on a quest to join the Hidden Ones as he seeks justice and answers. Mirage will launch on October 5, 2023, on all platforms. Pre-orders are available on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Amazon Luna, as well as on Windows PC through the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store**, in addition to retailer stores, with a price of 50$/50 euros for the Standard Edition***.
For more information about Assassin’s Creed Mirage, please visit: assassinscreed.com
GRAMMY® nominated OneRepublic, is comprised of singer/songwriter and lead vocalist Ryan Tedder, guitarists Zach Filkins and Drew Brown, keys Brian Willett, bassist and cellist Brent Kutzle, and drummer Eddie Fisher. The band released their debut set Dreaming Out Loud in 2007. The release included the 20mm selling smash single “Apologize,” which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy nomination. The band’s sophomore album, 2009’s Waking Up, produced the hit singles “All the Right Moves,” “Secrets” and “Good Life.” The certified-platinum album Native followed in 2013, featuring the No.1 hit and 41 million selling single “Counting Stars.” OneRepublic released Oh My My, their fourth full-length album in 2016. OneRepublic has amassed 5B streams on Spotify to date. OneRepublic’s latest album, Human, dropped on August 27, 2021. It features singles, which combined have over 2.5 billion global streams: “Someday”, “Run”, “Somebody To Love”, “Wanted”, “Didn’t I”, “Better Days” and “Rescue Me”. Most recently, OneRepublic released “Runaway,” the first new track the band has released since their smash hit, “I Ain’t Worried,” which was featured in the blockbuster hit, Top Gun: Maverick and currently boasts over 3 Billion streams.
About Mishaal Tamer:
Mishaal Tamer is a Saudi singer, first-ever at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in NY. He is inspired by K-pop, Indie rock, metal, jazz, urban latino and Arab music from the Levant, Egypt, and the Arabian Gulf , creating his “S-pop”, his way to share his culture to the world. He was the opening act for OneRepublic’s Summer Tour 2023. Confirmed gamer, he recorded his first songs on an Xbox 360 and played all AC Games. Today, he is able to contribute to Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s music with OneRepublic’s new single.
About Interscope Geffen A&M:
Combining the legacies of three of the most influential record labels in modern music history, Interscope Geffen A&M embarked on a new tradition of musical achievement with its unification on January 1, 1999. Headed by Chairman and CEO John Janick, Interscope Geffen A&M is a major force in global music, developing chart-topping artists across a wide range of musical genres including rock, rap, R&B, pop and alternative. Interscope Geffen A&M is part of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company. www.interscope.com
*Associate Ubisoft studios are Montreal, Montpellier, Philippines, Singapore, Sofia, Kyiv, Odessa, Bucharest, Quebec, Belgrade, Shanghai, Craiova.
**Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be available on Ubisoft+ on day one, across Windows PC and Amazon Luna. From $14,99/14,99€. Cancel anytime. More information on https://store.ubisoft.com/fr/ubisoftplus.
***Players who purchase Assassin’s Creed Mirage on Xbox One or PlayStation®4 will be able to upgrade their game to the next-gen version (Xbox Series X | S or PlayStation®5) at no additional cost. Assassin’s Creed Mirage leverages the Smart Delivery technology - buy the game once and play it on either Xbox One or Xbox Series X | S when both the console and that version of Assassin’s Creed Mirage is available. Assassin’s Creed Mirage PlayStation®4 and Blu-Ray™ games gives access to the corresponding Assassin’s Creed Mirage PlayStation®5 Digital version at no additional cost, when available. Requires a PlayStation®5 or a PlayStation®5 Digital Edition, the game disc (if owned on Blu-Ray™) must be kept inserted in the PlayStation®5 disc tray to play, a PlayStation® Network registration, additional storage & Broadband internet connection. May incur bandwidth usage fees. Cross-progression is also enabled between PC and Luna, as well as PC.
Ubisoft is a creator of worlds, committed to enriching players’ lives with original and memorable entertainment experiences. Ubisoft’s global teams create and develop a deep and diverse portfolio of games, featuring brands such as Assassin’s Creed ®, Brawlhalla®, For Honor®, Far Cry®, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon®, Just Dance®, Rabbids, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six®, The Crew®, Tom Clancy’s The Division®, and Watch Dogs®. Through Ubisoft Connect, players can enjoy an ecosystem of services to enhance their gaming experience, get rewards and connect with friends across platforms. With Ubisoft+, the subscription service, they can access a growing catalog of more than 100 Ubisoft games and DLC. For the 2020-21 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated net bookings of €2,241 million. To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com.
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