Prince of Persia was one of our favorite games of 2008 and now, almost exactly one year after its release, Ubisoft has revealed that a new installment is in the works.
This according to El33tonline , and it comes as great news to all fans of the franchise. Last week, we heard Ubisoft had a mystery game to announce and personally, I was hoping it would be a new PoP…thankfully, it appears that wish has come true. The next entry will be called Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and should be available in May of 2010 for most all platforms. We have no details besides the following- "many of the fan-favorite elements from the original series as well as new gameplay innovations that gamers have come to expect from the Prince of Persia brand." Will it remain cel-shaded? Will it be a direct sequel featuring Elika? Will it utilize the same excellent co-op elements? We have no idea just yet but if the title is set for May, they must be well into development and we should start seeing new media and info very soon. This release should also coincide with the theatrical launch of Jerry Bruckheimer's "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" film featuring Jake Gyllenhaal. It looks decent.
But we're most excited about this new game. In terms of artistry and outstanding platforming, few titles can compete with this series over the past six of seven years.