Unless you live under a rock by now you’re probably aware of the new video game Assassin’s Creed 2. Their ad campaign has been amazing and really one of the best I’ve seen run or a video game since the last Grand Theft Auto release. What you may not be aware of is the Ubisoft the video game developer that made Assassin’s Creed 2 also has a film division. Being the incredibly smart people that they are they went ahead and made a short film that works as a prequel to the story you play in the new game. To say that the short film is good is an understatement because it’s freaking great! The CGI of course is amazing as it was done in house by the people who made the game and that’s also why the story works so well. No need for big name actors here just great transitions, great camera work, great lighting and great acting. Sounds like it would be a Hollywood blockbuster right? It probably would be if they could get a movie like this actually made but it’s highly doubtful because if there is one thing Hollywood loves it’s runing what could be a great videogame to movie adaption(see Max Payne). Anyhow enjoy this short film in it’s entirety above and watch it in HD…fully worth the load time wait. Then go out and get the game and learn all about the Renaissance first hand.