Ubisoft preps animated Assassin's Creed short

Ascendance to recount Ezio's journeys between second and third game in stealth action series, launching on PSN and XBL for $2 next week.

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After introducing the Assassin's Creed franchise with the original 2007 action adventure game, Ubisoft has since expanded it to include novels, live-action films, and comics. Animation is the next medium on the hit list, as the publisher today announced the animated short story Assassin's Creed: Ascendance.

Now that's a title card.
Now that's a title card.

Set for release alongside next week's Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Ascendance will bring viewers up to speed on what protagonist Ezio Auditore has been up to since the end of Assasssin's Creed II. Along the way, Ubisoft has promised to reveal the backstory of antagonist Ceasare Borgia's rise to power. Assassin's Creed: Ascendance will launch on the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live for $1.99.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's single-player component sees Ezio assuming control of an assassin network, commanding the combined effort to rid Rome of its corruption and the Templar order. In the multiplayer mode, players will apparently be able to align themselves with the pharmaceutical company Abstergo--which kidnapped the series' contemporary protagonist Desmond--and aid the Templar order. Players will have a range of characters to choose from in multiplayer, each of which has signature weapons and assassination techniques.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood will launch November 16 in North America and November 18 in Europe on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A PC version of the game is slated to follow early next year.

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Entertainment cost money, I'm sure that this will be an excellent story within itself. Is Ubisoft just making fun of itself because if I remember correctly from the first AC game, movies become obsolete!!!!

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yea... im going to just watch it on you tube for free.

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The sad thing about this is people will actually buy this nonsense.

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Ill just buy brotherhood

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@Waldkrieger: Actually Ubi cancelled the plans when they realized EA holds patent on all such publications and showed them a copy of Dead Space: Over-Saturated.

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not on my list.....I hope they change Ezio if they make 4 cuz I think he did his part. Altair was a much awesomer dude =)

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I wonder how long the "short" really is. I dont want to pay 1:99 for a 5 minute clip which will be on youtube by like 2000 ppl on November 16th. I hope we can use points on xbox live!!

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Assassin's Creed: Over-Saturated is the name of the new education book to be released by Ubisoft. It details how to make people literally ILL over the constant advertisement and milking of a franchise until people simply cannot stand even hearing the name "Assassin's Creed". --------- Look, I am looking forward to this game as well. But, I am frankly sick of hearing about it everywhere I go. Just put the game out, let people enjoy it, and STFU from there.

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I just want AC3 not brotherhood. I really think Ezio part in this series is done. I just replayed AC2 and i must say its a complete story that does not need to be continue. Why didnt they just save their time make AC3 so it can be released sooner?

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I'd more interested if it was an anime.

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Hmm... I'll probably watch this on Youtube. 2 $ for a short is ridiculous. I hate it when devs make us pay for stuff like this. Makes me wonder why they can't add it in the game in the first place :/

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Unfortunately, you need to be connected to the internet to view it, and the video is stored on their servers.

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that revealed very little for people to get interested

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This is just ridiculous. $2 is fine, but for an animated short? That's just wrong.

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Well, this is stupid. @amaan4ever It's not a gameplay movie, it's an animated short. A cartoon. If you were being sarcastic, forget this reply.

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@Crumblet or download it from a torrent site

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Milk Milk Milk. That's all we see with games now. Just put the game out and let's enjoy it without all the overkill hype and excessive garbage. Thanx.

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So peoples options are: 1. Pay two bucks for it and take up console memory. 2. Watch it on Youtube.

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...and there's a 50 cent sub-fee for the audio track and another 20 cents for the credits...oh, and color is an extra 45 cents, as well. C'mon Ubisoft...get with the program already.

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they should make a uncharted animated, except the movie, at least we get nolan north!

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WHAT?! selling us a gameplay movie.R U SERIOUS

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Stop teasing me! How about an early release for the fans who are blissfully waiting.

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sounds interesting i will have to check this out!

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Ubisoft... NO! BAD Ubisoft bad bad BAD! your grounded

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Dumb.

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Sounds pretty interesting

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Well that teaser certainly teased me!

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this game will flop imho

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what are they doing!!!!!??????????? what are they doing!!!????????????? they are selling part of the plot for the best game......... in which the story campaign is the main deal!!! how could they shoot the crossbow in their foot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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they do anything to get our money. well, they will not get mine >_

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@lock445 Good question. Of course, somebody will find a way to put it on Youtube anyway, so we might as well save our cash.

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Sweet

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Assassin's creed already cut out part of the story in AC2 and sold as dlc. Now this? Don't buy this. Make a statement.

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Hmm...I'm torn. On the one hand, $2 is no big deal; on the other hand, I don't want to encourage more publishers to cut out bits of the story and use it as paid DLC. I don't have a problem with extra modes or characters or guns, etc, but the actual plot? That's crossing the line.

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WTF??

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so much for a teaser ,5 seconds only ??! not interested anyways

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Why are we paying for this?

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