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

When it hits this November, Assassin’s Creed Revelations will allegedly be the final chapter in the story of Renaissance-era Assassin Ezio Auditore (after which the series’ action will presumably move on to a different time period). If you just can’t let the increasingly grizzled Assassin go, however, take heart: publisher Ubisoft today announced that it’ll roll out an animated short, titled Assassin’s Creed Embers, to fill in some of the details of Ezio’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’s even older than the salt-and-pepper warrior we’ve seen in Revelations. And while the trailer promises a look at Old Ezio’s family life (which appears to involve a vineyard, a daughter and a much younger wife who’s the spitting image of his old flame, Caterina Sforza), a fight with a hooded attacker also suggests that Ezio’s retirement won’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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  • FunnyNameHere - July 26, 2011 4:42 a.m.

    You know he's not going to die at the end of the game because he has to have a kid for Desmond to see his memories in the animus.
  • NaughtySnape - July 26, 2011 12:41 a.m.

    And now we know Ezio won't die at the end of Revelations...
  • Yeager1122 - July 25, 2011 11:30 p.m.

    This actually looks pretty good kinda want to see it.
  • Valntyne - July 25, 2011 10:37 p.m.

    @MW3M Your not, the exact thought crossed my mind.
  • Jamahl - July 25, 2011 10 p.m.

    @MarcoDeFiasco If you're asking why it's not done in the hyper-reallistic style of the trailers, and not exactly the same as in-game graphics, it's because doing graphics that detailed for a 20 minute short would be a massive undertaking, and not worth it at the price they would have to sell it. Another reason is that they have all of the assets from the games to work with, so they don't have to recreate every area and object mainly from scratch like in the trailers. And it's not the same as the game because they don't have to worry about every area and graphical element being explorable and interactive with a player, since it's a short film, not a game. This means that they can make things more stylized and use camera techniques that would have been hard to do in the game engine. I think it looks fantastic, and I'm glad that it takes place after the game. Ascendance was no fun to watch if you'd beaten the game, even though it was pretty amazing in itself. But since this isn't told through the animus, it's even possible that Ezio will die.
  • MW3M - July 25, 2011 9:58 p.m.

    Surely I'm not the only one who's thinking "Well, they spoiled a plot point to Revelations then. I thought Ezio might die"....
  • MarcoDeFiasco - July 25, 2011 8:26 p.m.

    @defguru77 get gamefly lol but nah brotherhood was good anyone wanna tell me on why the graphics look like there not created by ubisoft? meaning why is that the graphic arent as detailed as even the screenshots we getting still interested in the game though jus found that to be weird...
  • number1hitjam - July 25, 2011 7:45 p.m.

    I really like that first comment, no one report it.
  • Defguru7777 - July 25, 2011 7:30 p.m.

    I saw the trailer for this and thought it looked pretty good. Too bad I'm behind on the Assassin's Creed series in general. I still haven't played Brotherhood and probably won't by the time Revelations comes out. I'll just have to remember this later.

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