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Ezio grows old in the trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Embers

The world of Assassin’s Creed continues to expand and grow, but over the last three years the face of the series has been Renaissance-era master assassin, Ezio Auditore. The star of two Assassin’s Creed games already, Ezio’s time as the series’ primary protagonist will conclude this November with Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, but his story won’t end there.

UbiWorkshop is currently working on a short animated film titled Assassin’s Creed: Embers that will show Ezio as an older man, living a quiet life with his family before an attack spurs him back into action. The short will be included as part of the Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Signature and collector’s editions of the game, and will also be available to download on both Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.

Ubisoft has said that the upcoming game will mark the final chapter for Ezio, at least as far as the games go. The series will continue under another character, and the current day protagonist Desmond will almost certainly be sticking around for awhile, but Ezio’s day is done. With the release of the new trailer, it appears that he will have something of a happy ending, as he manages to make time for a family—at least until the film, which may or may not end quite as well.

Check out the E3 trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, then look for it and Assassins’ Creed: Embers on November 15.