Assassin’s Creed II to San Diego Comic-Con


Ubisoft announced today that Assassin’s Creed II will be present at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego.(I’ve know this for about a week now)  The panel named “Assassin’s Creed II: Video Games and Hollywood Converge” will show Ubisoft’s vision for convergence between video games and films. Ubisoft has been working hard in such convergence, with its latest Montreal studio taking advantage of the local film industry to help the French publisher merge both arts.

Ubisoft will have a panel for Assassin’s Creed II  that will be held on July 23, 2009 from 1:45-2:45 p.m. in Room 6A at Comic-Con . The panel entitled “Assassin’s Creed II: Video Games and Hollywood Converge” will touch on the evolution of entertainment creation and distribution while highlighting the bridge between video games and film. Featured panelists will be Yannis Mallat, chief executive officer at Ubisoft Montreal, and Pierre Raymond, founder and chief executive officer of Hybride Technologies, the visual effects studio behind 300 and Sin City, along with special guest Corey May, Assassin’s Creed II video game scriptwriter.

“Ubisoft has detailed its vision for convergence over the past two years. Now at Comic-Con we are exclusively revealing one of the first building blocks to this strategy with Assassin’s Creed: Lineage,” said Yannis Mallat. “We’ll be discussing the links between the game and the short film series with some of the key players of the project. We are thrilled to be able to share the results of our efforts with the Comic-Con audience.”

Hopefully we’ll get to see something new or even gameplay, hell it could even be playable at Ubisoft’s booth! who knows but that i can tell you that expect lots of pics and vid from this panel  cause i’ll be there and i’ll also see what i can find at their booth