Altair takes dive in new Assassin's Creed screens

Three new shots reveal special dive manoeuvre - will he land safely? We're biting our nails...

Three new screenshots from Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed reveal a dive manoeuvre executed by lead character Altair. Look, look at him fly.

In fact, view the shots quickly in sequence and its like your own little Assassin's Creed flick book, Altair leaping from a rooftop and twisting in mid air to land safely on a handily positioned hay cart. Phew.

Ubisoft's assassin-'em-up wowed audiences at Microsoft's X06 event last year, an acrobatic, wall-scaling and rooftop-leaping star boasting superb animation and amazingly realistic crowd dynamics impressing onlookers. We await a fresh look with bated breath.