Look what’s coming to theaters December 21!
We’re so excited for the upcoming theatrical release of Assassin’s Creed, only in theaters December 21! So excited I think you’ll be seeing this cool ad for the film, featuring the Seagate FireCuda — the flash-enhanced hard drive for when you want to play fast and play hard — all over our website and social media.
Assassin’s Creed has some of the most passionate fans out there and the film brings the battle between the Assassins and the Templars to the big screen in a big way. With the new film taking place in a brand new setting, the Spanish Inquisition, fans will see a whole new level of excitement and adventure. For years, Ubisoft’s team has pushed each new title in the game series to reach for new levels in gameplay, atmosphere, scenery and effects. That all means our need for powerful computers keeps increasing too. To handle the incredible richness of the Assassin’s Creed user experience, game developers recommend PC systems using lots of great gear like Seagate’s FireCuda flash-enhanced hard drive (with at least 50GB of space kept available to the game), 8GB of RAM, a top-line CPU like an Intel Core i7-3770 or AMD FX-8350, a DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers, and of course a video card with at least 3GB of VRAM when playing at full HD resolution, like the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 280X (players are encouraged to dig into their VRAM advanced options to fully customize the gaming experience, keeping an eye on the VRAM meter usage when adjusting the settings).
Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard take the Creed Mythology into an incredible cinematic experience
The film focuses on a new character, Callum Lynch (played by Michael Fassbender). Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. “Assassin’s Creed” stars two-time Academy Award® nominee Michael Fassbender and Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard.
This sounds like an adventure film fans will eat up — whether you’ve played all the games or not! The film takes the well-established story about the Assassins fighting the Templars to bring audiences an incredible cinematic experience:
Lead actor Fassbender told Comingsoon.net, “We really want to respect the game and the elements to it. But we also wanted to come up with our own thing. And one thing I’ve sort of learned from doing the franchises like X-Men is that audiences, I think, want to be surprised and to see new elements of what they already know, and different takes on it.”
Bringing viewers into the immersive world gamers already know and love
Watching the movie’s amazing trailers, it’s easy to see the film is not just visually spectacular, but is meant to bring viewers into the immersive world that gamers already know and love. Part of what makes the film so unique is its reliance on practical sets and stunts done by real parkour stuntmen like Damien Walters who was Michael Fassbender’s stunt double for the film. Check out this amazing video of Damien performing the Assassin’s signature move, the leap of faith:
Instead of relying entirely on digital effects to make impossible things happen, director Justin Kurzel wanted to employ practical effects for as much of the action as he could manage. The Independent says Damien’s 125 foot freefall was, “one of the highest freefalls performed by a stuntman in almost 35 years.”
“Justin wants it to be as real as possible,” producer Frank Marshall told The Independent. “We’re going to the real world, we’re not relying on visual effects.”
See the new Assassin’s Creed film trailer
And like the film says, your destiny is in your blood. Here’s the newest trailer for Assassin’s Creed, in theaters December 21: