Not all April Fool’s Day pranks today were performed by video game companies themselves. Devoted fans also got in on the fun. For example, a group of gamers created a parody trailer for a Kinect-enabled version of Assassin’s Creed.
At first, Kinect actually seems like a decent fit for the Assassin’s Creed. The Assassins engage in a lot of physical activity, like climbing and hand-to-hand combat. Being able to assassinate an enemy by thrusting your hand forward would be very satisfying.
What I like about the video, though, is how it gradually becomes more and more absurd. One major issue with making a Kinect AC is that the Assassins are physical freaks. You’d need to be extremely athletic to replicate some of their moves. Some of the players featured in this video are that freakish but the average gamer simply isn’t.
“This is a fan video completely planned, executed, and financed without the support of any of the companies related to Assassin’s Creed, Kinect, or Wii,” said the creators of the video. “We rented a RED Epic camera and a dolly, then pulled together a great group of friends that includes filmmakers, actors, effects artists, stuntmen, and even two business analysts to pull this all off. We shot it in one day, but did a lot of prep and post work.”