Assassin's Creed: Linage is the title of the Assassin's Creed short films that are supposed to be broadcasted at the release of Assassin's Creed 2. Ubisoft has recently released new details.
Assassin's Creed: Linage is a mixture of real film and modern CGI technology which has been developed by Hybrid Technologies, the visual effects studio behind popular blockbusters (e.g. Sin city or 300). I close cooperation with the digital content team at Ubisoft and the developers at Ubisoft Montreal the studio created the short films.
The movies will tell the story before Assassin's Creed 2. The series will mainly deal with Giovanni Auditore da Firenze, who is the father of game's main character Ezio. The viewer gets a deep insight into the Assassin's Creed universe and Ubisoft introduces several characters from the game. Due to Assassin's Creed: Linage the player is supposed to understand the reasons of Ezio in the game.
In Assassin's Creed 2 the player follows the young nobleman Ezio who has been betrayed by rivaling families during the Renaissance in Italy. Ezio's path of revenge draws the player into an epic story full of surprises, new weapons and twists which will attractive to both, Assassin's Creed fans and people who haven't played the first part.