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Here's the first trailer for the Assassin's Creed movie & of course there's a leap of faith

Hood up. Eagle vision on. It's finally time to watch Michael Fassbender in action in this year's Assassin's Creed (opens in new tab). It might be a time period we've never seen in the games but Macbeth director Justin Kurzel has managed to get in plenty of 360 viewpoints, eagles and free running action to make us feel at home in the Spanish Inquisition. 

Fassbender stars as both present dweller Callum Lynch and his Spanish ancestor Aguilar De Nehra and is joined by Ariane Labed as fellow Assassin Maria as they battle their way across sunny rooftops. And yes, that claw makes a serious upgrade to the animus. Trailer music aside, I have a seriously good feeling about this. 

If you're really not a fan of that background music, never fear - we've fixed it. 

Directed by Justin Kurzel and starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Ariane Labed, Michael K. Williams, Jeremy Irons, and Brendan Gleeson, Assassin's Creed opens in US theatres on December 21, 2016 before being released in UK cinemas on December 26, 2016.

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.