The real life parkour of Assassin’s Creed

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Ah Parkour. If you ever wanted to get from Point A to Point B by using the most complex method possible, ignoring those mainstream straight lines that the masses employ, then this is the mode of el-locomotion for you. Parkour has played a significant role in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, from Altair, through to Ezio and the latest protagonist, Connor. But does it work in real life?

Last weekend at PAX, Assassin’s Creed 3 was present, with a panel discussion revealing that a video had been created, featuring parkour specialist Ronnie Shalvis, decked out in Assassin’s Gear, clambering around a city. You can see the action for yourself in the video below, as well as a behind the scenes look at how it all went down, courtesy of Polygon.

I think I’ll stick to the stairs rather, thank you.

Last Updated: September 5, 2012

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