Assassin's Creed Embers trailer offers a glimpse of Ezio's final years

Animated short set to release alongside Assassin's Creed Revelations, and will be a pack-in with pre-order version

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When it hits this November, Assassin%26rsquo;s Creed Revelations will allegedly be the final chapter in the story of Renaissance-era Assassin Ezio Auditore (after which the series%26rsquo; action will presumably move on to a different time period). If you just can%26rsquo;t let the increasingly grizzled Assassin go, however, take heart: publisher Ubisoft today announced that it%26rsquo;ll roll out an animated short, titled Assassin%26rsquo;s Creed Embers, to fill in some of the details of Ezio%26rsquo;s twilight years.

Set to release alongside Revelations (both as a pack-in with the pre-order Signature Edition from GameStop, and as a download on Xbox Live and PSN), Embers features a version of Ezio that%26rsquo;s even older than the salt-and-pepper warrior we%26rsquo;ve seen in Revelations. And while the trailer promises a look at Old Ezio%26rsquo;s family life (which appears to involve a vineyard, a daughter and a much younger wife who%26rsquo;s the spitting image of his old flame, Caterina Sforza), a fight with a hooded attacker also suggests that Ezio%26rsquo;s retirement won%26rsquo;t be short on action. Whatever happens, the short looks awfully slick, and it should make for a compelling bonus for fans who want to spend just a little more time with Ezio.

Jul 25, 2011

Set to release alongside Revelations (both as a pack-in with the pre-order Signature Edition from GameStop, and as a download on Xbox Live and PSN), Embers features a version of Ezio that%26rsquo;s even older than the salt-and-pepper warrior we%26rsquo;ve seen in Revelations. And while the trailer promises a look at Old Ezio%26rsquo;s family life (which appears to involve a vineyard, a daughter and a much younger wife who%26rsquo;s the spitting image of his old flame, Caterina Sforza), a fight with a hooded attacker also suggests that Ezio%26rsquo;s retirement won%26rsquo;t be short on action. Whatever happens, the short looks awfully slick, and it should make for a compelling bonus for fans who want to spend just a little more time with Ezio.

Jul 25, 2011

Set to release alongside Revelations (both as a pack-in with the pre-order Signature Edition from GameStop, and as a download on Xbox Live and PSN), Embers features a version of Ezio that%26rsquo;s even older than the salt-and-pepper warrior we%26rsquo;ve seen in Revelations. And while the trailer promises a look at Old Ezio%26rsquo;s family life (which appears to involve a vineyard, a daughter and a much younger wife who%26rsquo;s the spitting image of his old flame, Caterina Sforza), a fight with a hooded attacker also suggests that Ezio%26rsquo;s retirement won%26rsquo;t be short on action. Whatever happens, the short looks awfully slick, and it should make for a compelling bonus for fans who want to spend just a little more time with Ezio.

Jul 25, 2011

Set to release alongside Revelations (both as a pack-in with the pre-order Signature Edition from GameStop, and as a download on Xbox Live and PSN), Embers features a version of Ezio that%26rsquo;s even older than the salt-and-pepper warrior we%26rsquo;ve seen in Revelations. And while the trailer promises a look at Old Ezio%26rsquo;s family life (which appears to involve a vineyard, a daughter and a much younger wife who%26rsquo;s the spitting image of his old flame, Caterina Sforza), a fight with a hooded attacker also suggests that Ezio%26rsquo;s retirement won%26rsquo;t be short on action. Whatever happens, the short looks awfully slick, and it should make for a compelling bonus for fans who want to spend just a little more time with Ezio.

Jul 25, 2011

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