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Assassin’s Creed Film Steps Into A Very Different Animus In First Trailer

by Mike Futter on May 12, 2016 at 02:42 AM

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Our first look at the Assassin’s Creed film is here, with Michael Fassbender doing double duty as a convicted (and executed) felon and his ancestor. The first footage shows shiny Templar front company Abstergo and the dusty past of the Spanish Inquisition.

No longer is the Animus a comfortable, electronic bed that digs into genetic memories of its subjects. This version gives its user free movement. The experiences aren’t just in the mind, but are instead acted out by Abstergo’s victims in real time.

We’ll certainly see more on the road to the December 21 release. Ubisoft is taking a leap of faith with the movie, hoping to bring the eternal struggle between Assassin and Templar to an entirely new audience.

And if you happen to miss the trailer when it aired live on the Jimmy Kimmel Show last night, it's worth seeing how it was introduced. Have an "in-creedable" day.