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Assassin's Creed II

First Lineage short movie is YouTube's most-watched with 1.7 million views in 24 hours.

LONDON, UK – November 4, 2009 – Ubisoft® today announced the first of the three episodes from the new Assassin’s Creed: Lineage short movies that made its debut on YouTube on October 27, 2009, was the most watched video on its website with over 1.7 million views worldwide in a period of 24 hours. On the day of its release, the first episode of Assassin’s Creed: Lineage was also the most commented video and it also received with excellent feedbacks from viewers.

All the three episodes in the Assassin’s Creed: Lineage short film series will be showcased online on November 13, 2009 after the first TV broadcast in several countries. The selected online partners and details will be provided later.

Developed by Ubisoft’s Hybride Technologies, the visual effects studio behind 300 and Sin City, and Ubisoft Digital Arts, Assassin’s Creed: Lineage combines live action and computer generated imagery (CGI) to explore the events that happen just before the Assassin’s Creed II game starts. The short films revolve around Ezio’s father, Giovanni Auditore da Firenze, and give insight on the game’s back story and universe.

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