New Prince of Persia dated

Written by Joe Martin

May 16, 2008 | 09:59

Tags: #cel-shaded #heir-apparent #mechner #persia #prince-of-persia #prodigy #sands-of-time

Companies: #ubisoft

Finally the details have snuck out on the new Prince of Persia game from Ubisoft, and gamers can learn a bit more about the new adventures of the prince from, uh, Persia.

The new Prince of Persia game is a radical departure for the series - not only will it eschew the traditional presentation in favour of a more unique, cel-shaded look, but the game will also be completely detached from the previous trilogy. No more time-travelling daggers or Monica Belluci-voiced villains.

Instead, Prince of Persia will star a more fantastical, steel-gauntleted Prince as he explores a more free-roaming world in an attempt to undo a new evil he has accidentally released. The new game apparently draws much inspiration from the stories of Scheherazade, otherwise known as One Thousand and One Nights.

Ubisoft meanwhile has confirmed that the new PoP will debut in the third fiscal quarter - or sometime between October and December to you and me. The game is expected to launch on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Wii and DS versions of the game are also rumoured.

Ubisoft will be unveiling more details about the game at the UbiDays event later this month and we'll be sure to bring you all the details from the show floor. Until then though, you'll just have to talk about the future exploits of the titular Prince amongst yourselves in the forums.
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