In advance of Assassin’s Creed II’s release, Ubisoft plans to roll out a three-part short film series, called collectively Assassin’s Creed: Lineage, that explores a bit of the game’s background. The first of those films is now available above this text stuff. It’s a live action thing, created by Hybride Technologies, the studio behind the visual effects of the movie 300. Full of quick cuts, concise dialogue, more quick cuts, and even a dash of gore, it’s quite the one-minute spectacle. Not exactly on par with the ODST stuff we saw, but it’s close.
And here’s some confirmation: Ezio is a chip off the old block. This film, and the two subsequent ones, will revolve around Ezio’s daddy, Giovanni Auditore da Firenze. He’s an assassin like his son whom the second game actually stars. As such, daddy Ezio has a knack for killing people in explosive ways — violent and terrible, throat-slashing kind of ways made even cooler by the 300-style visual effects, we should note.