Microsoft: 'Ryse: Son of Rome' live-action web series to begin Nov. 5



May 4, 2013
Microsoft is pulling out all of the stops to not only promote the Xbox One but also the launch games it is publishing for the next generation console. This week, Microsoft has confirmed previous reports that it will release a live-action web series based on the "Ryse: Son of Rome" action game for Xbox One.

Microsoft has the details on the web series, which has the overall title "The Fall":
Told through the eyes of Marius Titus, a fearless Roman soldier who must avenge the murder of his family at the hands of barbarian bandits, “The Fall” brings the world of "Ryse: Son of Rome" to life with gripping storytelling and visceral action. As Marius pursues his vengeance, he must confront the corruption, turmoil and depravity that marked the final days of Rome, and question whether he’s fighting for the empire’s honor or his own.

Microsoft has also released a trailer for the series, which will be shown on the Machinima YouTube channel. As you can see, "The Fall" would seem to borrow heavily from green-screen movies such as "300" and TV shows such as "Spartacus" to achieve its look. Oh, and there is lots and lots of blood.

The first full episode will go live on Nov. 5, with the other three episodes posted on a weekly basis. "Ryse: Son of Rome," developed by Crytek and published by Microsoft, will be released alongside the Xbox One launch on Nov. 22.

Source: Microsoft