The UbiWorkshop team working closely with the Assassin’s Creed Brand Team to develop an independent story line for the upcoming release of Assassin’s Creed Embers. Embers, an animated movie depicting the life of Ezio Auditore 10 years after entering retirement from the assassin’s guild he helped rebuild in AC: Brotherhood.
Now living in a cozy Tuscan villa with his wife and their two children, Ezio Auditore spends his time enjoying the company of family, old friends and cultivating his vineyards. The life of this former Assassin Mentor will not stay quiet for long. One day a mysterious Assassin shows up at Ezio’s door quite unexpectedly, begging for Ezio’s aid. Will this old assassin’s fire die out before he can save the ones he love, or will it burn brightly one last time?
The UbiWorkshop group developed this movie using several of the same digital assets from Assassin’s Creed II, only reworking the main characters using a more traditional CG animation approach. While rebuilding the City of Florence in Embers the team used the same environment assets as the game, but we are able to generate a different aesthetic to them that gives us a unique feel for the movie.
Important for continuity purposes the voice talents are the same that are portraying the game characters, so for example Roger Craig Smith (Ezio Auditore) really invested himself in what would be his last performance in his most famous video game role. Anna Tuveri portrays Sofia, Ezio’s wife, a role she reprises from Assassin’s Creed Revelations. Angela Galuppo jumped on the great opportunity to portray Shao Jun, the new Chinese Assassin.
Where can you see this Movie?
If you are lucky enough Assassin’s Creed Embers will debut and have its world premiere at the Montreal Festival of Nouveau Cinema. The film will also be distributed for purchase on XBOX Live & the PlayStation network and will be available with different Assassin’s Creed Revelations Collector’s Editions depending where you live.