Assassin's Creed is really just parkour: Video proof emerges

The Assassin's Creed hero sneaks out of the video game and into the real world through a stunt-filled free-running video.

Assassin's Creed in real life
Yes, he's really standing up there. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET

One of the joys of playing video games is breaking the laws of physics and playing a character that can move, fly, jump, and roll in ways you could never to do in real life... unless you happen to be a parkour daredevil.

YouTube filmmaker Devin Graham created a real-life Assassin's Creed sequence full of jumps, climbs, and rolls. There's one shot that features visual effects, but the video is pretty much all human-powered awesomeness.

Free runner Ronnie Shalvis dons the custom-made assassin outfit, built to allow freedom of movement for the parkour stunts. He studied the video game prior to filming in order to mimic the character's movements and way of running.

If you're impressed with the video, then also check out the behind-the-scenes making-of documentary.

(Via Obvious Winner)

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Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.


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