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The stunningly detailed re-creation of Notre-Dame Cathedral in an 'Assassin’s Creed' game could help with the rebuilding efforts. Here's what it looks like up close.

Firefighters tackle the blaze as flames and smoke rise from Notre Dame cathedral as it burns in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. Massive plumes of yellow brown smoke is filling the air above Notre Dame Cathedral and ash is falling on tourists and others around the island that marks the center of Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • A fire ravaged the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday.
  • French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the 800-year-old landmark.
  • French game publisher Ubisoft, the company behind “Assassin’s Creed Unity,” could be an unlikely source of help: The game contains a lavishly detailed, historically accurate depiction of Notre-Dame Cathedral.
  • The game is set during the French Revolution, and it allows players to explore every inch of Notre-Dame as its main centerpiece. New videos showcase what it looks like.
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A fire on Monday devastated the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.

The structure, including its two main towers, remains intact, but its spire collapsed before firefighters could contain the blaze. French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the famous cathedral, tweeting in French: “We will rebuild it. All together.”

One potential source of help in those efforts is the 2014 video game “Assassin’s Creed Unity,” which is set in Paris.

SEE ALSO: The effort to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral could get help from an unlikely source: A video game

That’s because the game, which takes place during the French Revolution, has a lavishly detailed, historically accurate depiction of Notre-Dame Cathedral.

In the wake of this week’s fire at Notre-Dame, YouTube users have started creating detailed walkthroughs of the cathedral in game. Given the game’s graphical fidelity and stunningly accurate depiction, these walkthroughs offer an amazing opportunity to pore over every inch of the cathedral.

The game’s main character, a Frenchman named Arno, is able to explore the entire cathedral, both inside and out. From the stunning interior …

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