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First details on Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands for Wii

Posted by: Sean Colleli at 2/18/2010 4:04 PM
It's been a while since the Wii has seen the Prince of Persia, with his last appearance on the console being the somewhat disappointing port of Rival Swords back in 2007. That's about to change with Forgotten Sands, an interquel that takes the series back into the Sands of Time trilogy. This game will explore the seven year gap between the first game and Warrior Within, explaining how the Prince goes from a carefree youth to a tortured, driven killer. Once again he'll have to harness the power of the Sands of Time to alter reality and keep himself alive.

I'm really looking forward to this game. The Sands trilogy is one of my favorite game series of all time, and to see Ubisoft building a version of this new game just for Wii warms my heart. From the screenshots below it looks like Ubi is definitely making this game pretty and taking advantage of the Wii's horsepower. It will also be nice to clear up some of the ambiguity between the first two games. The shift in theme and story was pretty jarring, and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the Prince's character progression in a more nuanced light.



SAN FRANCISCO – February 16, 2010 – Today Ubisoft® unveiled new details for the upcoming release of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands™ for the Wii™ system from Nintendo. Developed by Ubisoft’s Quebec City Studio and built entirely from the ground up, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands utilizes the full graphical capabilities of the Wii™ system. This chapter in the critically acclaimed Prince of Persia® Sands of Time series introduces players to a brand new storyline complete with new characters and powers that transcend both nature and time. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is scheduled to ship May 18, 2010.

About the Game
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands for Wii is a new installment in the popular Prince of Persia series and presents a new adventure within the Sands of Time universe. After leaving his father’s kingdom to prove his worth, the Prince is drawn toward a mysterious realm. He quickly discovers that he must harness his acrobatic abilities and powers over the environment to not only survive, but to save a mystic palace from unfathomable evil. Game features include:

• Classic Gameplay Reinvented: By utilizing the Prince’s acrobatic prowess, players will be able to perform unparalleled feats from maneuvering through treacherous traps and combating massive enemies, to solving elaborate puzzles in an effort to survive.

• Create Your Own Path: The Prince will possess supreme mastery over his environment and enemies. By manipulating his power over sand, The Prince will uncover new areas to explore that will only be accessible by wielding his new powers, skills and abilities.

• Impressive Graphics for Wii: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands utilizes advanced technologies to deliver a smooth, clear and impressive graphical experience on Wii. With 15 hours of original storyline as well as alternate paths, secret areas and unlockables, The Forgotten Sands™ provides players with a significant adventure that rewards exploration and encourages replay ability.

• A Blockbuster Experience: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands will treat players to a variety of unforgettable locales that complement the Wii’s unique controls and capabilities. Epic in-game moments aim to have fans on the edge of their seats as the Prince battles with ferocious beasts and colossal bosses.


For more information on Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands please visit: www.princeofpersiagame.com


About Ubisoft®:
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft is present in 28 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2008–09 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 1.058 billion euros. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

© 2010 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Based on Prince of Persia® created by Jordan Mechner. Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Prince of Persia and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands are trademarks of Jordan Mechner in the U.S. and/or other countries used under license by Ubisoft Entertainment. Wii, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo.