Ezio Gets Animated in New Assassin’s Creed Short Film

Assassin’s Creed is slowly but steadily turning into one of Ubisoft’s major franchises. The series has branched out from just video games, to comics, to a YouTube series, and now an animated short film.

Set between Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed Ascendance is a short film launching in conjunction with the new sequel on November 16th. Being entirely developed in-house at Ubisoft Montreal, Ascendance follows Assassin Ezio Auditore as he struggles to remove the treacherous Borgia family from their papal throne. Ezio will learn the brutal truth behind Ceasare Borgia’s rise to power to control Italy. The film will launch on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and other digital outlets for just $1.99. Check out the trailer below.

Will you be picking it up? Looks pretty incredible. A ton of work seems to have gone in to make this a top-notch production.