As the release of Assassin’s Creed Mirage draws closer, publisher Ubisoft has been digging into the game’s finer details, and that’s continued this weekend with an insight into protagonist Basim. Long-time fans of the franchise will know that the character previously featured in sprawling Viking instalment Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, but the latest game in the series will focus on his younger years.

In the video, key creative staff explain that while this is a standalone story that can be enjoyed by anyone, there will be nods and references to other Assassin’s Creed games for franchise fans. The video talks a little bit about the hero’s design and why the team decided to explore his origins, insinuating that those close associations with the original instalment played a pivotal part.