The details that have been released concerning the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and Assassin’s Creed 3 have been a mixed blessing for fans of series character Ezio Auditore. We’ve followed Ezio for the past two games, and Ubisoft has confirmed that the next game would be the last to feature the Italian assassin. For those who have been hoping to see the Ezio story line brought to a proper close, Ubisoft has now announced a new short film titled Assassin’s Creed: Embers. The film will release alongside Revelations, and chronicle ‘the last chapter’ of Ezio’s life.
The film is being created by Ubiworkshop, using assets from the upcoming games. It’s not the first foray into film by the French developer, having previously released Assassin’s Creed: Lineage, a live-action series chronicling the life of Ezio’s father Giovanni and the events leading up to Assassin’s Creed 2. And we know that it certainly won’t be the last.
Where Lineage aimed to give more backstory on the current game series, the new short film looks to offer a fitting close to the four-decades-long journey of Ezio Auditore. The film takes place even farther into Ezio’s life, as he finds himself with a wife and family, yet unable to forget about the events of his past and the looming threat that his enemies could be closing in at any moment.
Have a look at the announcement trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Embers now:
It’s nice to see that Ubisoft cares about Ezio, even though the structure of the games demands that Assassin’s Creed 3 have a new hero for Desmond to channel. After Ubisoft chose to release AC: Brotherhood – initially seen as more of an expansion to the second game than a full-blown third title – more than a few fans started to lose their patience. Answers are needed after all, and they’re likely to come only when Assassin’s Creed 3 hits shelves. So for those Ezio fans who have had to remain quiet as others cried out for a new hero, the developers of the series have cooked up a short film just for you.
Perhaps the most striking detail given in the new trailer is the apparent confirmation that Ezio will live through the events of Revelations. After the E3 cinematic trailer painted a dire picture for the current protagonist, it’s comforting to know that Ezio will enjoy more years following the war with the Templars, even if they may end in tragedy.
Will you be interested in seeing Ezio even later on in years, having had to sacrifice peace and quiet in his quest to stop the Templars? If nothing else, Embers confirms Ezio’s place among great video game leads, having aged 40 years before fans eyes’.
Assassin’s Creed: Embers will be released alongside Revelations on November 15, 2011.