Ahead of E3, Ubisoft teases new Prince of Persia game

Ubisoft employee tweets picture teasing new game and then deletes entire Twitter account.

Yesterday, a Ubisoft engineer tweeted an image that appears to tease that the publisher is working on an all-new Prince of Persia game.

The tweet, from Ubisoft Reflections engineer Drew James, included an image showing off the various versions of the Prince, with a question mark over the last slide. It also asked, "What's next for Prince of Persia?" James' entire Twitter account has since been removed, though VGLeaks and NeoGAF were able to capture the tweet in question. Ubisoft has not commented on the matter since.

The image's arrival comes just days after a French website claimed that Ubisoft was working on a new 2D Prince of Persia game using Rayman Legends' UbiArt Framework engine. The last official word from Ubisoft on the Prince of Persia franchise came in June 2013, when Ubisoft marketing executive Tony Key said the brand has a "really strong legacy."

The most recent entry in the Prince of Persia series was 2010's Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Wii, as well as DS and PSP.

If Ubisoft has a new Prince of Persia game in the works, it could be announced during the company's E3 media briefing on Monday, June 9 at 3 p.m. PDT. GameSpot will be in attendance, bringing you all the news as it happens.

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86 comments
weedsterpkr
weedsterpkr

hmmm wher they gonna tke this a new story or remake i woud ratehr want a new story jsut to see if they can take it to the next elvel own every POP game so im rly excited

everson_rm
everson_rm

I want a sequel for Dreamcast's POP! Anyone?

panicos1992
panicos1992

new prince of persia game and i'm happier than ever.

heguain
heguain

Please we want a great PoP game, make it happen :)

jygg4lag
jygg4lag

For me WW was my favourite PoP game, nothing but feels of shiver when Dahaka chases you.

Sun-Tzu-GE
Sun-Tzu-GE

I loved every PoP game and I'm happy to hear we finally get a new one.

tom2750
tom2750

please don't be 2d give us some more 3d games i will still by it no matter what but yeh i prefer if it was 3d

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

I'd really like to see a sequel to the rebooted, cell-shaded Prince of Persia. That game was really good, actually.

sohail5566
sohail5566

my favorite was the two thrones also liked the reboot but didnt want to collect all the damn orbs

whenamancriez
whenamancriez

all the characters in the POP series don't look like persians, they look more Arabians and Europeans than Persians, the eye colors must be brown not blue, the hair must be black not blond or similar to that,the skin must be white not bright black, the clothes prince wear is'nt something like Persian cultural . 


and all this time they(the devs and ubi) deceived you about this , they better change the name of the game to prince of Arabia or Europe or in the next games make the characters more like Persians.  

Akijo
Akijo

Anything with more challenge than the last Prince of Persia

brxricano
brxricano

LOL The Prince of Persia used to be a white guy, who knew.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

For some reason I see any effort to make a new Prince of Persia to be tarnished by comparisons to the AC series.. I think the only way round it would be to do something completely different.. I remember reading a rumour of a PoP game to be created using the Rayman Legends engine.. Which would work, I guess, but if not then I wouldn't mind a sequel to the 2008 entry.. I kinda liked that game

cboye18
cboye18

I've seen the combat system in these games; now I know were Ubisoft got the horrid combat mechanics in AC from...

breathnac
breathnac

jake gyllenhaal doesn't count as a character...

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

Well, I guess Forgotten Sands was completely... *puts on sunglasses* Forgotten.

YYYEEEAAHHHHH 

lunar1122
lunar1122

prince of persia is an awful franchise.. So im not interested

StHapns247
StHapns247

Guess this is the new thing... Post a Tweet then delete it (or in this case the account) making it appear it was an accident or unauthorized.

jack00
jack00

My fav PoP was Warrior Within, but I think i'm in the minority here :/ I also liked the latest installement, nothing great but an enjoyable game nontheless. I'm sure the next game, will be fun too.

futureops
futureops

Global Retro Games Revive Day

senorbusyman
senorbusyman

yes yes yes but make campaign longer like the older PoP games & not like The Forgotten Sands

Hurvl
Hurvl

Damn, they really cleaned house there! Usually, only the tweet in question is deleted, but the whole twitter account? That's like erasing someone's soul.

bitviper
bitviper

hope it'll be better than the last one!!

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

Not gonna lie. Forgotten sands was a pretty good game and i was hoping there would be another game in the franchise. looking forward to seeing the trailer for the new game at E3.

omgmike23
omgmike23

Loved the sands of time trilogy. The forgotten sands wasn't bad actually but you've created assassins creed, maybe implement some of the better parts AC to PoP. I'm looking forward to it either way!

MonocleOwl
MonocleOwl

@whenamancriez  

The prince can also manipulate time itself, this is not actually possible; its one more thing they deceived you about. Speak up and make them stop!!

torenojohn7
torenojohn7

@cboye18 Hey what are you talking about? the combat system in Warrior within was fun! it wasn't based on "Dodge dodge parry" like assassins creed.

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

@leikeylosh  As much as I hate to ruin this genius joke, they didn't show every design of the Prince since they were going for one design per series. Forgotten Sands is apart of the Sands of Time trilogy and Warrior Within and Two Thrones incarnations of him are also absent since they already had hist first design from SoT repping that series. 

silvervolpe
silvervolpe

@Hurvl What's the betting they also called in a hit and had the guy buried under water?

LightRukia
LightRukia

@Ranma_X_basic Forgotten Sands was a good game? It's name matches what it is. A game that was so boring and average you'd forget playing it or that even existed in the POP franchise. I remember that horrible glitch it had where you'd get stuck in a room if you died and it reloaded with the door shut.

Not to mention it was actually easier than 2008 the graphics and the prince were ugly. Aside from the level design everything about that game was mediocre and unlike POP 2008 this was game that was apart of the SoT trilogy and yet it was the worst one.

whenamancriez
whenamancriez

@MonocleOwl the way you say. its like making a fantasy game about apaches and change the skin of apaches to black or white and say to yourself that im using my imagination, and ppl will love this game.


there are some aspects and elements in making something fantasy that you can't change them unless you have some explanation for that.


and yeah , speak up and make them stop .   

whenamancriez
whenamancriez

@undoyou know, i bet there are some ppls with brown eyes in Europe & US too , like the green & blue in persia. but not a lot. 

DawnBlue
DawnBlue

@undo @whenamancriez  While I don't know how a picture from 2007 relates to these games that obviously take place in a centuries old age (when I doubt the skin/eye/hair colors were not as mixed as today), I also don't bother to care as much as whenamancriez.

ffspyda
ffspyda

@leikeylosh @breathnacWith all due respect Jake did look the part ( especially if you consider the various iterations of the prince through the SoS Saga) it was up to the writers to do justice to the story and character, sadly, like almost every other game to live action adaption- we know how that turned out.

tom2750
tom2750

@LightRukia @Ranma_X_basic  no it wasn't a good game it was a great game don't be a drama queen just because it wasn't as good as the first 3 SOT series games doesn't mean its not a great game you wanna see a bad game go play ride to hell retribution

whenamancriez
whenamancriez

@DawnBlue  we are in 8th generation gaming consoles and this elements and aspects are important.  and yeah important but not for everyone.

i bet ppls like cod fans are in this type.