Assassin’s Creed Short Film

The trailers look great, the game looks great, and now Ubisoft have raised the bar even higher and created a series of short films, and yes, they look great too! Since debuting 2 days ago Part 1 of Assassin’s Creed: Lineage has gained almost half a million views. The live action direction and the luscious cinematography make for a perfect entry into next month’s game. Future film directors won’t come from the well trodden path of music videos, but from next-gen games. Under the 14 minute film is how Ubisoft describe the series.

When the Duke of Milan is brutally murdered, the Assassin Giovanni Auditore is dispatched to investigate. The answers he uncovers implicate Italy’s most powerful families reaching all the way back to the Vatican itself. As Giovanni draws closer to the truth, he becomes hunted himself. He must expose the conspirators before he joins their ever growing list of victims.

Lineage is the prequel to the Assassin’s Creed II story, revealing the machinations of 15th century Italy through the actions of Ezio’s father, Giovanni.

Episode # 1: 1476, Florence. Giovanni Auditore, an assassin, attempts to thwart a conspiracy against one of Lorenzo de Medicis allies. The ensuing inquiry will take him to Milan where he tries to prevent the worst from happening.