Finally, we get news of a game that isn't coming out in the first three months of next year! Ubisoft announced today that Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
will be released in May, 2010 for Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, Wii, DS, and PC. Some other details that came out include (phrases in quotations come from the press release):
Takes place between the Sands of Time
and Warrior Within
games. The Prince visits his brother's kingdom only to find the royal palace under siege. An epic adventure ensues involving using the Sands to save the kingdom.
Multi-enemy combat and acrobatics are combined with the Prince's ability to control nature and time. That's right, I said nature. The Prince will be able to "harness the forces of nature itself" to destroy his opponents.
Massive set pieces and "epic wow moments" which combine to create a "blockbuster experience."
It sounds like fun to me, but Sands of Time was the last title in the series that I played. What do you think? If you're still unsure, find out more on its web site
PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE FORGOTTEN SANDS(TM) NEW DETAILS REVEALED
Ubisoft Continues the Prince of Persia® Sands of Time Adventure
SAN FRANCISCO – December 14, 2009 – Today Ubisoft announced that Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands(TM) will ship May 2010 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, the Wii(TM) system from Nintendo, the Nintendo DSi(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM) systems, and Windows-based PC. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands(TM) will expand the Prince of Persia universe with a new storyline, the introduction of new characters, and new powers over nature and time. The game takes place between Prince of Persia® The Sands of Time and Prince of Persia Warrior Within(TM).
About the Game
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is the next chapter in the fan-favorite Sands of Time universe. Visiting his brother's kingdom following his adventure in Azad, the Prince finds the royal palace under siege from a mighty army bent on its destruction. When the decision is made to use the ancient power of the Sand in a desperate gamble to save the kingdom from total annihilation, the Prince will embark on an epic adventure in which he will learn to bear the mantle of true leadership, and discover that great power often comes with a great cost. Game features include:
• Classic Gameplay Reinvented: From huge-scale multi-enemy combat to dizzying feats of acrobatic prowess in gigantic environments enhanced by the Prince's ability to control nature and time, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands will push the Prince's prodigious abilities to unseen levels.
• A Blockbuster Experience: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands will offer players unforgettable set pieces made possible by the advanced technology offered by the award-winning Anvil engine. With all-out war at the gates of the kingdom, the Prince's abilities will be challenged like never before through the course of epic wow moments.
• Mastery Over Nature: Wielding powers of nature and time, the Prince will have unparalleled mastery over his environment and his enemies. The Prince will discover that harnessing the forces of nature itself will prove to be a devastating companion to his ability to rewind time.
• Return of a Fan-Favorite Franchise: Set between Prince of Persia The Sands of Time and Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands will provide fans a new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe and deepen their understanding of the Sands of Time series.
The versions for Wii(TM), Nintendo DSi(TM) and DS(TM) as well as the PSP® system will feature a different gaming experience from the versions for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 system. More details will be unveiled in the near future.
For ongoing updates about the game, please visit: www.princeofpersiagame.com
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