A few days ago, Microsoft announced a live-action webseries for upcoming Xbox One exclusive Ryse: Son of Rome. Titled ‘The Fall’, the series was to focus on protagonist Marius Titus and his quest to avenge the murder of his family at the hands of barbarian bandits. The first episode, ‘Funeral’, has been published today on Machinima, and in it we see a young Marius in the aftermath of the murders. Coming in at under five minutes, it’s a pretty short introduction to the series, though it sets a decent atmosphere. Hopefully the following three episodes will be a bit longer, otherwise there won’t be much story to get through.

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