Meet Michael “Frosti” Zernow, Ubisoft’s first Chief Parkour Officer. Starting with Assassin’s Creed Unity, Zernow will serve as an adviser to the franchise, helping the developers ensure the parkour mechanics are as authentic and accurate as possible. In addition to assisting with game accuracy, Zernow and his team of coaches at Tempest Freerunning have helped us design a special parkour course for San Diego Comic Con. Meet Zernow and get your first look at the Assassin’s Creed Experience in the video below.

As you can see, it definitely won’t be an easy course, but there will be professionals from Tempest Freerunning (including Zernow, himself) there to give you tips and help you become a Master Assassin. “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,” says Michael Zernow, the company’s new chief parkour officer.

Assassin's Creed Unity - The Art of Freerunning

*Click for a larger version of the course mock-up*

For more details on Assassin’s Creed Unity and San Diego Comic Con, check out these posts:

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Assassin's Creed Unity

Assassin's Creed Unity

Release date — November 11, 2014
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
Paris, 1789. The French Revolution turns a once-magnificent city into a place of terror and chaos. Its cobblestoned streets run red with the blood of commoners who dare to rise up against an oppressive aristocracy. Yet as the nation tears itself apart, a young man named Arno will embark upon an extraordinary journey to expose the true powers behind the Revolution. His pursuit will throw him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation, and transform him into a true Master Assassin.

ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol
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Anne Lewis began her career as an editor at PlayStation: The Official Magazine, where she worked under Gary Steinman. She can now be found skulking around the UbiBlog, once more working for Gary. Alas. When Anne isn’t writing about games, she's alphabetizing her comic book collection or shooting at stuff with a bow. Follow her on Twitter: @BDRAnneLewis

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  1. Sam on July 17, 2014
    If only I could goto comic-con.. or even had some sort of parkour skills.. This is amazing
    • Bijin06 on July 19, 2014
      same here -_-" why are all the cool cons located in the US? xD I also would like to see AC unity stuff D:And I also don't have parkour skills |'D
    • Bijin06 on July 22, 2014
      @SAM:.... I don't know if you still remember me, but ehm... if you are the same 'SAM'... I wanted to say sorry that I was so bad at the thing that there isn't a female character. :'D And if you are not the same 'SAM'... you've never read this x'D LOL
      • Sam on July 24, 2014
        This is the same Sam.. and no hard feelings, I have had bigger problems than someone over the internet disagreeing with me
        • Bijin06 on July 24, 2014
          phewwwww... :D It makes me feel better :'3
  2. Mohnish Deshpande on July 19, 2014
    Loved the parkour course. Can be included in Assassin's Creed as a the Animus Training Program for the Present Day Scenario like in AC 3.

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