The road to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is getting shorter, with the title due out in just under eight weeks. Today, a new fan film explores what goes through the mind of an assassin as he enters a hostile barroom.

The short film was created by Joe Miale, whose IMDB resume lists a number of directing, producing, and editing credits. Miale smartly uses Assassin's Creed mechanics, like the Animus subject desynchronizing to play out different scenarios.

You can check out the video below, and visit the YouTube page at 1 p.m. pacific, at which time Miale will be answering viewer questions.