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"Assassin's Creed Experience" Tests Parkour Skills at SDCC

| 17 Jul 2014 20:05

San Diego Comic Con attendees can run, leap, and climb their way across an Assassin's Creed-themed parkour course inspired by the French Revolution.

Think you've got parkour skills? It's time to show them off, Assassin's Creed-style. Ubisoft is bringing a crazy course to San Diego Comic Con later this month, as well as some parkour experts to show attendees how it's done. Dubbed the "Assassin's Creed Experience," the course will challenge you to "run across rooftops, perform a 25-foot Leap of Faith, and a whole lot more!"

Leading Ubisoft's merry band of parkour artists is Chief Parkour Officer Michael Zernow, and no, I did not make that title up. In the video shown here, he shows off "the ultimate Assassin's playground," and we also get a glimpse of parkour experts in action.

I've parkoured my way across virtual versions of Renaissance Italy, Colonial America, and the pirate-ridden Caribbean, but I never imaged I could do any of the death-defying stunts the Assassin's Creed protagonists could. Seeing real live people pull off these kinds of stunts is incredible--it's amazing what people can do with their bodies. I almost wish I was going to SDCC so I could give it a try; instead I'll stay home and eat pizza.

For those willing to give it a shot, you can try the course across the street from the convention center. San Diego Comic Con International runs from July 24-27, 2014.

Source: Ubisoft

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