Ubisoft releases Assassin’s Creed: Lineage on YouTube

Today, Ubisoft unveils the 1st of three episodes from the new Assassin’s Creed: Lineage film series on YouTube.  For a period of 24 hours, YouTube will have the first episode of the film series on its homepage in eight countries throughout the world.

Developed by Ubisoft Digital Arts and Ubisoft’s Hybride Technologies (the visual effects studio behind 300 and Sin City), Assassin’s Creed: Lineage explores the events that happen just before the Assassin’s Creed II game starts, most specifically, the story of Giovanni Auditore da Firenze, Ezio’s (the main character) father. Combining live action and computer generated imagery (CGI), the films will give insight on the game’s back story and universe.

Assassin’s Creed: Lineage introduces some of the characters that players will meet in the game: foes and friends of the family, like Lorenzo de Medici, the Italian statesman and de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic during the Italian Renaissance period.

The film series will whet the appetite of players and fans in advance of the game’s release on November 17, 2009. The films series is distributed online  to reach all Assassin’s Creed’s fans, but also audiences that are less familiar with the game but would be interested in discovering the Assassin’s Creed’s universe.

~ by consolecreatures on October 27, 2009.

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