Convicted murderer Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) is involuntarily released from death row only to become part of a centuries-old struggle between the Assassins, the Templars and the Spanish Inquisitors. His new prison is the secret Abstergo facility equipped with the revolutionary Animus technology, which reveals genetic memories in human DNA, allowing him to return and relive ancestral memories that have been lost in the past.
Thanks to Animus, Callum connects with his ancestor living in Granada and Seville during the Spanish Inquisition in the 15th century. His name is Aguilar de Nerha and he is a member of the Assassin Brotherhood, which has been waging a covert war with the Templar Order, its age-old enemy, for centuries.
The secret organization of the Assassins is committed to protecting the free will of mankind and is trying to prevent the Templars, with the help of the Inquisition, from seizing a powerful artifact called the Apple of Paradise. And it is this artifact that the Templars believe is the tool to control the entire world...
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