Ubisoft is going bigger than ever at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. For the first time ever, fans will get to experience Assassin’s Creed like they never before in Ubsofit‘s first ever parkour obstacle course. For those who have wanted to scale buildings and parkour rooftops like Edward, Ezio, or Altaïr this is your chance to learn how. Check out the full details after the break.
And you thought hanging out on a pirate ship last year was fun.
Set in Paris, Assassin’s Creed: Unity plunges gamers into the terror of the 1789 French Revolution and features the most dense and immersive Assassin’s Creed experience to date. This massive parkour obstacle course will be bringing to life the French Revolution setting Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, July 27 on the Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade across the street from the San Diego Convention Center.
Much like The Walking Dead Escape, the Assassin’s Creed experience is open to the public, but free! The Ubisoft team, headed by the newly appointed Chief Parkour Officer Michael “Frosti” Zernow, has specifically designed this live event to teach fans the same moves they would perform in Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Providing the knowledge of in-game techniques, this should be a once in a life time opportunity – especially if you want to feel what it’s like to run across rooftops or perform a 25-foot “Leap of Faith.”
Zernow has also joined Ubisoft on a full-time basis, serving as strategic advisor to ensure their ongoing commitment to authenticity and accuracy of parkour movements, beginning with the launch of Unity. He has also participated in motion capture sessions to help model gameplay to provide the best real-life experience in-game. Michael states,
“I’ve been a long-time fan of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, and it’s one of the few highly visible examples of parkour that attracts younger athletes to the sport every year.”
Assassin’s Creed: Unity releases worldwide on October 28 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
San Diego Comic-Con 2014 officially kicks off on Thursday, July 24 and ends on Sunday, July 27.
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