Assassin's Creed: The Live Action Short, Part 1

The first in a "series of short films" inspired by Assassin's Creed II has been released by publisher Ubisoft, providing a fourteen minute glimpse into the life of Giovanni Auditore da Firenze--the father of Assassin's Creed II protagonist Ezio Auditore da Firenze.

The videos were crafted with the help of Ubisoft subsidiary Hybride, a visual effects house known for its work on Avatar, 300 and Sin City among other films.

As for the game itself, Assassin's Creed II hits PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 17. Nintendo DS and iPhone editions are also due that day, as is Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines for PSP, with the PC version of Creed 2 now slated for early 2010. BOOM video 2812