The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and Noodlehaus-produced live action Assassin's Creed III teaser trailer above kicks off a promotion for the 16th annual D.I.C.E. awards, which goes live on February 7th.

Can you imagine scouting the battlefield as a general of sorts, gauging your success/loss rates and spotting this proficient killer, eyes clearly on you? This is why you need puppies on the battlefield. So you can just hold one up like Simba and peace washes over everyone and then you sit down together and watch YouTube videos of more puppies. Yeah, never send me to war.

In the meantime, check out the nominees for the upcoming awards show here. And you can prepare to watch the show at 10pm Eastern on Machinima.