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This Week in Assassin’s Creed Virtual Photography: 12th to 18th June

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21 Jun 2023

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Colum Blackett

Welcome to the weekly virtual photography roundup hosted by Aaron Young from The AC Partnership Program.


Every week I will be picking our top 5 favourite Assassin’s Creed shots and showcasing them on The Ones Who Came Before website, in order to promote virtual photography and talented content creators within the community.  


Aaron is a keen virtual photographer and loves to post his journeys through Assassin’s Creed on Twitter.

Keep an eye on the site as more weekly shots are added, we are looking for captures across all Assassin’s Creed games. Tag your photos to the #TOWCBWeeklyCapture for a chance to be featured.


This week’s theme: Mirage

 

Hidden Ones Bureau


Game: Assassin’s Creed Origins


VP Artist: @HiddenOnesN



“The Hidden Ones have no place in battles. But we can help the rebellion by eliminating leaders”.


The Hidden Ones DLC will always capture the hearts of fans for it’s the first time in Bayek story that you become part of a Creed. This wonderful shot captures the spirit of the bureaus of old, returning to these places after completing a mission in AC1 was such a highlight. I really like that the building is nothing special, and that a few members are going about their business. What I like the most though is the insignia on the wooden door. We already know that Mirage will bring us back to these magical places.


Link to set:


 

Assassin Logo


Game: Assassin’s Creed Origins


VP Artist: @tn_taurus



“Humans are not meant to last forever. But this Creed will. The Creed is the only immortal thing in the world”.


What a superb Mirage inspired shot this is. Those sand coloured rooftops will once again become our playground in October. Seeing the Assassin logo on the rooftop here is really giving me Mirage vibes. In fact the whole set of shots from Julio perfectly encapsulates the Mirage promotional pictures. I love the way Bayek is crossing over the symbol on his way to the bureau entrance. I am sure a contract will be waiting for him and subsequently justice will be served.

 

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Time in the Desert


Game: Assassin’s Creed Origins


VP Artist: @NIKOOO_WOLF



“You cannot kill me, for I walk among the dead. Come forth by day, and I will guide you home”

 

A marvellous set of three shots depicting a lonely Medjay wandering the deserts of Egypt. In my mind Bayek is travelling across the desert in search of his next target. We know that there will be small areas outside of Baghdad in Mirage so these sort of shots will be possible once more. For me these three are all about minimalism and small details. I adore the drops in the water for the first shot, and the light reflecting off the ground in the second. The final photo has a great colour tone and showcases the environment beautifully.

 

 

In the Shadows


Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla


VP Artist: @Cll3ar



“Strike quickly and end this”

 

For me this shot signifies Assassin’s Creed. The hooded Assassin, stalking in the shadows, waiting for their target to appear. Mirage promises us a return to the roots and that means waiting on rooftops for the right moment. I absolutely love this capture for the shadow work, the pillar and the assassin. The shot is so cleverly put together that it sparks our imaginations into thinking what will come next. A credit to Raven for producing such a classic shot that I think meets the Mirage brief, despite being taken in Valhalla.

 

Link to set:

 

 

Hidden Blade


Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla


VP Artist: @Majdulf47



“Our tradition of the feather comes from Egypt, the feathers of the heron were dipped in the blood of the targets”


This capture is what it’s all about, being a Hidden One/Assassin with a deadly hidden blade. Right from that first moment of using one in the original game it has become iconic. In Mirage we will get to wield the classic blade in the traditional manner once more. This impressive shot captures the moment of execution with Basim’s wrist up and the blade appearing from under his arm. Fantastic timing here, but it is the details that draw me in. The light shining off the blade and the stitching on the finger sling, incredible photography.

 


The Ones Who Came Before Photo of the Week


Judge: @_Virtualtourism


Hidden Blade


''What better way to represent Mirage, with its promise of a return to the series roots, than an image of the iconic hidden blade. Not only that but you can see it’s bearers sacrifice on full display, excellent work.''

 

And that sums it up for this week’s Assassin’s Creed virtual photography recap list!


Thank you for checking out this week’s photo collection. This would not be possible without the virtual photographers out there so a huge thanks to them. Until next week keep those shots coming in!

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About the Author

Aaron is a passionate Assassin's Creed fan who joined our AC Partnership Program as an Online Article Writer back in 2022.

After building momentum and interest on TOWCB website for Virtual Photography, Aaron established TOWCB Virtual Photography Team, of which he is now Team Leader. Throughout 2024, TOWCB VP Team will be sharing community captures in dedicated articles, and providing a positive environment on Twitter for gamers to share their shots.

Aaron Young

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