Assassin’s Creed The Movie Finally Arrives
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And even more Assassin’s Creed:
- OXCGN’s review of the full Lineage film HERE.
- UPDATE 6 May 2011: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations has just been announced for consoles and PC: Read Here.
- Assassin’s Creed 3 – Where and When to Next Part 1. – Read more.
- Assassin’s Creed 3 – Where and When to Next Part 2 – Read more.
- Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: (Almost) Modern Warfare – do you agree with new direction? Look Here.
- Assassin’s Creed novels HERE
- Assassin’s Creed Ascendance Animated Film teaser HERE
- Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: Beta Kill Video and Verdict here.
- Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Review (Single Player)
- Check out the Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance Book Review
Update: 14th Nov: Here it is, 36 mins of pure uninterrupted Assassin’s Creed 2: Lineage Movie lovin’
[Pheeww, that was a big one, over 700 mgs of upload, at an extremely sloooowww pace, but we got there – finally.
So please sit back and enjoy the 36mins of Assassin’s Creed2 : Lineage Extended Movie. It is well worth the 36 mins it takes to sit through it I can tell you! And you can download it or embed it into your site if you like, but be warned, it’s a very large file.]
Update #1: Review of Part 1 of the Assassin’s Creed Movie HERE.
I had the pleasure of getting a sneak-peak of the trailer the other week at the Official Launch of Ubisoft’s 2 main games, Assassin’s Creed 2 and James Cameron’s Avatar The Game in Sydney recently. They also had Splinter Cell: Conviction on show, but strictly hands-off.
The trailer however looked absolutely brilliant, and you’d be mistaken to think it was the game, or the game was the movie, as the characters are so much alike it’s scary. Just some of these stills give you a quick glimpse of how well this is done.
Remember that Ubisoft purchased the company behind 300 and Sin City, which is now aptly called Hybride Technologies
• Official Assassin’s Creed 2 Movie Trailer:
OXCGN’s Assassin’s Creed 2 Review here.
This will be an excellent opportunity for game fans to enjoy a great movie based on one of the worlds best franchises out of Montreal, Assassin’s Creed. While the team are polishing the final edges on the game, and another is beginning work on its successor, the minds behind the movie have been hard at work as well.
The only thing I hope that does not happen is the stupid comparison of movie to game syndrome that appears as soon as any game is turned into a movie, or visa-versa.
To be fair, no movie can be turned into a likeness of any game. It’s impossible to do, let alone ask to be done. The way a game is played out and made is completely different to how a movie is scripted and played. They two simply can not be compared. Their enjoyment can be shared, the experienced shared, but that’s where it ends.
So please don’t go into the movie expecting to see a full representation of the new game, you won’t, but what you will see is something astoundingly beautiful, riveting and powerful. It will leave you on the edge of your seat wanting more, which will follow of course in the following 2 or 3 movies to come.
From Ubisoft’s Press release just released here in Australia:
Ubisoft® today announced the first of the three episodes from the new Assassin’s Creed: Lineage short movies will debut on YouTube. Beginning on October 27, 2009, YouTube will have the first episode of the short movies on its homepage in eight countries throughout the world for a period of 24 hours.
Developed by Ubisoft’s Hybride Technologies, the visual effects studio behind 300 and Sin City, Assassin’s Creed: Lineage combines live action and computer generated imagery (CGI) to explore the events that happen just before the Assassin’s Creed II game starts.
The short films revolve around Ezio’s father, Giovanni Auditore da Firenze, and give insight on the game’s back story and universe.
The short films will whet the appetite of game players and fans of this type of cinematography in advance of the in-store release of the video game on November 19, 2009.
Assassin’s Creed: Lineage will also introduce some of the characters that players will meet in the game: both 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.
“Ubisoft is excited to share a new Assassin’s Creed experience with the public.
The Assassin’s Creed Lineage film series is part of Ubisoft’s ongoing efforts to reinforce its intellectual properties by bringing them to multiple entertainment mediums, providing gamers with a more immersive experience when they play as Ezio, the master assassin of Assassin’s Creed II,” stated Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer of Ubisoft.
Full review of the first Assassin’s Creed Movie HERE.