The Assassin’s Creed movie trailer actually looks amazing

It’s a simple fact: games and films do not mix. Every time there’s a game based on a film, it’s almost always terrible. In recent times we’ve been subjected to Spider Man 3, Transformers, and the laughable Iron Man – but film-based games have always been dreadful. In fact, Men In Black on the PS1 has to be one of the worst games I’ve ever played – so bad I gave up even before I got the suit and shades. Will Smith didn’t even make it out of a police uniform. Awful.

It’s bad the other way round, too. Films based on games haven’t been that great, with the likes of

Resident Evil, Doom (with acting legend The Rock, aka Dwayne Johnson) and Prince of Persia mining a rich seam of mediocrity. It’s against this backdrop, then, that the Assassin’s Creed trailer is released – and you know what, it actually looks rather good.

You can take a look at the trailer above, but anyone who has played the game will breathe a sigh of relief as it draws to a close. The franchise might have become a COD-esque money-spinner nowadays, but the trailer seems to take all my favourite bits of the Assassin’s Creed universe and add a dash of other sci-fi films.

Michael Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, a convict saved from execution by Abstergo Industries, a company with immoral intentions. Terminator Salvation, anyone? And then there’s the Animus machine, which looks more like something plucked from The Matrix than what you’d usually see in the game. But you know what? That’s fine, because the rest of the trailer looks so good.


In fact, it ticks all the right boxes. There are eagles, towers, hooded garments and lots of jumping, and when you add huge cityscapes to the mix, it’s hard not to get excited. Although it has something of the sci-fi feel of Prometheus, I’m quietly looking forward to this latest game-to-film adaptation. Is it going to live up to the trailer hype? We’ll find out in December this year.

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