It was inevitable—retailers are vying for your Prince of Persia Forgotten Sands
purchase and are pulling out the preorder bonuses to win you over. If you preorder from Gamestop you get a code to unlock the Forgotten Arena mode, which is basically an endurance challenge that throws more and more enemies at you in waves. Amazon shoppers will get a $5 discount on the Prince of Persia Gameloft mobile game.
If Best Buy is your retailer of choice, you’ll get a playable skin that makes the Prince look like the Sandwraith. He took on this ghostly, tortured form in Warrior Within, which allowed him to stalk his past self and rewrite history. It’s a nice piece of continuity and the wraith looks great in HD, but I’m sure some fans would have preferred a chesty Jake Gyllenhall skin based on the new movie.
Keep in mind these bonuses are exclusive to the PS3 and 360 versions—we’ll have to wait and see if the distinct Wii version gets any preorder goodies.
APRIL 13, 2010
UBISOFT ANNOUNCES PRE-ORDER DETAILS FOR PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE FORGOTTEN SANDS
Gamers can reserve their copy of Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands™ for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft from one of the following retailers:
• GameStop /GameStop.com
o Pre-order and get the exclusive Forgotten Arena game mode
o Forgotten Arena Game Mode: How long can you last against an unstoppable Sand Army? Find out with this exclusive mode. You’ll encounter waves of relentless enemies, which you must defeat to replenish your health meter and survive the trial. With no time limit and an ever-increasing number of enemies, staying alive means countering devastating hordes until you are overwhelmed by the onslaught. If you can kill more than 100 enemies, you may have what it takes to become a real Prince of Persia.
o Exclusive game mode is only available with pre-order code and unlockable at the beginning of the game
o Pre-order and get $5 off and an exclusive Prince of Persia Gameloft mobile game
• Best Buy
o Pre-order and get the exclusive SandWraith playable skin
o SandWraith Playable Skin: In Prince of Persia Warrior Within, the Mask of the Wraith transformed the Prince into a sinister being possessed with the power to coexist in the same timeline as his former self. Now you can adopt this dark and disturbing look as you play through Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands.
Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands is scheduled to ship May 18, 2010. For more information on Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands please visit: www.princeofpersiagame.com
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. The game has an ESRB rating of T (Teen).
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