The narrative director of Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Sarah Beaulieu, recently spoke about the decision to introduce a new middle-aged female mentor named Roshan for the protagonist Basim. Beaulieu explained that they needed a mentor for Basim since he would be transforming into an assassin. She wanted a woman mentor who was in her 50s, as she believed it was important to have more women of a certain age represented in mainstream media.
The character of Roshan was built around the voice of Shohreh Aghdashloo, even though she had not been officially hired to voice the character at the time. Aghdashloo praised the role of Roshan, stating that she is representative of the ethnicities, cultures, and diversity of 9th Century Baghdad during its Golden Age. She sees Roshan as an example for women today, particularly those in other parts of the world who strive for justice and equality.
Aghdashloo believes that Assassin’s Creed Mirage has relevance to the world today, as it addresses issues of abuse of power and the fight for basic rights. She emphasized that the struggle portrayed in the game is similar to what many women are currently experiencing around the world. She expressed her wish to be able to bring freedom and basic rights to her own people.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is set in Baghdad and follows the story of Basim, a street thief with haunting visions who seeks answers and justice. Ubisoft describes the game as a tribute to the original Assassin’s Creed, incorporating features and gameplay that have defined the franchise for 15 years. It will be released on October 13th for PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
– Games Radar: [source article]