Ubisoft’s revealed that the first of it’s short movies revolving around the backstory of Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed: Lineage, pulled in over 1.7 million hits when it went live on YouTube last week.
All three parts will be combined next week for a premiere of the whole thing for TV syndication.
Press release is after the break. And in case you didn’t catch it then, find the full first part of Lineage from us also after the jump.
UBISOFT’S ASSASSIN’S CREED: LINEAGETM IS MOST VIEWED VIDEO ON YOUTUBE ON DAY OF RELEASE
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 YouTube 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 feedback 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.