Prince of Persia Classic coming to Xbox 360?

German certification board rates a new (and possibly old) installment in Ubisoft's famed action series.

The Entertainment Software Rating Board has leaked its share of games before they were officially announced, but now it appears to have some company from an international counterpart. As spotted by German-language site Xbox-Archiv, the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle this week released a rating for Prince of Persia Classic on the Xbox 360.

How long ago did this come out? Man, talk about the sands of time...

As one would expect, the listing pegs Ubisoft as the game's publisher and the game as an action adventure. The rating board determined that the game is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Given the "classic" moniker and the fact that the game was only rated on the Xbox 360 when Ubisoft's new installments in the series have been multiplatform affairs, it seems more likely this is an Xbox Live Arcade edition of series creator Jordan Mechner's original Prince of Persia computer game.

As of this writing, an Ubisoft representative had not returned GameSpot's request for comment.

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119 comments
GFofgaming
GFofgaming

If this is true..... I will be the first one to get it.

Pedro7_2000
Pedro7_2000

We'll have to see how this game holds up after so many years. As of now, I'd pass. Of course, that's where the XBL demos help sway your decision.

PixyMisao
PixyMisao

Can't you play both PoP 1&2 by unlocking them on the Sands of Time for Xbox? Provided that game works on 360, it's like Nintendo re-releasing the 1st Metroid 4 times (on Prime, Zero Mission, GBA NES Classics, and soon to the Wii VC)... pointless. Leaderboards? Who cares?

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

man i had the original and PoP2 for mac when they first came out. great games for their time.

cocomacoco
cocomacoco

i've played it many times, not interested now though

Slash_out
Slash_out

Like I always say, old game do not interest me, i did not wait 15 to 20 years to play the same game (and pay for it too). If the game gets a make over then maybe, I'll give it a try, but even then, i won't buy it.

PiMacleod_basic
PiMacleod_basic

I can't wait, honestly.... the original PoP was terrific. It was also one of the harder games of its time. Remember, if it's a XBLA game, you could DL the demo, despite any reasons you might have to not buy it. Then, you could make a decision based on that. Have you ever played SNES' Flashback? Or what about Abe's Oddysee? Stuff like that...maybe you're getting the feel of it now(?).

DoctorFu
DoctorFu

I never played this and from what I've seen I might not ever play it. It needs a complete overhaul in the graphics and game play for this to be a seller. But then again, Ubisoft already knows this right?..

Bpg3D
Bpg3D

I'd like to see an HD work-over of the graphics to make this worth it.

lhardwick692
lhardwick692

you know i hear that this version is hidden in one of the pop games--seems like a silly idea to release it again just to make a few bucks--they need to remake this game--and alot of older games to meet half-way of todays graphical capabilities--until then i dont plan on wasting my hard earned money on old crap that i played 20 to 30 yrs ago

illisium
illisium

I have some really fond memories of playing Prince of Persia. Still, I haven't seen a decent re-release yet, and frankly, the game hasn't aged gracefully. What's needed is a remake, not a re-release.

FOO_JY
FOO_JY

That's good news, but prepare for Ara Kiri cause you won't get trough this one ! haha !

acekicka
acekicka

I'm not really excited about this...

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

Da1ShrpSh0trGrl Yes Microsoft! Keep the old school games comming! What about some good ole Tetris. -------------------------- they do its called Tetris Evolution

BLURRRRRRR
BLURRRRRRR

There already is a tetris for Xbox or was it PS2??

Da1ShrpSh0trGrl
Da1ShrpSh0trGrl

Yes Microsoft! Keep the old school games comming! What about some good ole Tetris.

topgunUK69
topgunUK69

Hey HCMF i have an idea maybe we could use our pcs for web browsing just like we are doing now i know what your thinking it sounds crazy but hey maybe instead of trying to replace pcs with our consoles we should use our consoles to play games i dont know maybe its just too crazy an idea to get off the ground. (Sarcasm rules)

PacoL250
PacoL250

Ah...no matter what people say, while the PSN and XBL classic/arcade games are a tad expensive, they're all just such a blast to play. This one is clearly no different. Here's to hoping it shows up on XBL and PSN cause everybody deserves to play this. :D

the3game
the3game

Well a classic is a classic.

Sydwynder
Sydwynder

A next gen version with sweet 360 graphics and controls would excite me more.

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

whatever, how about a web browser or i tunes or something usefull...

rike17
rike17

wow i remember playing this when i was like 5

Turbopowered007
Turbopowered007

Never go back to the classics, make a new Prince of Persia

PyroSean30
PyroSean30

i remember one of the challenges was to find the right cup to drink, if you picked the wrong one, you'd die (chances weren't good since there was like more than 10 cups...)

lonelygamer360
lonelygamer360

forget everything, make a Prince Of Persia 4.....keep the legacy alive.

Agulf
Agulf

I spent so much time playing that game when I was a wee lad. Any price is worth it :P

zsc4
zsc4

The price will be interesting :P

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I'll check it out if it comes to XBLA. I heard that the original PoP game was tough!

Arab-man666
Arab-man666

They should bring back the Arabian Knights title.

Alaris83
Alaris83

I'll be passing on this if it comes out on Live Arcade. I was never that crazy about the original Prince of Persia series.

Nawras
Nawras

Oh dear god, this is a miracle! I wonder if it is beatable though, I couldn't finish them back in the days!

lanista
lanista

Great news I spent hours playing the original on my PC back in the day

onlineps2player
onlineps2player

Yes! I've played this game!!!! I love it!!! ahh... old days...................

ffgothic
ffgothic

POP is one of my top fav series, I'd love to see it come to XBL Arcade.

scmbg
scmbg

Oh men, i still remember my old [first] computer lessons in the school

Dreski83
Dreski83

even tho I'm having a blast playing the most recent Prince on the Wii, I can't help but purchase this one when it hits XBL. a classic that must be owned in some sort of fashion

ricardo-sene
ricardo-sene

there's no words to describe how good this game is!! More than fantastic!! Wii's VC should has this one!

mr_ackman
mr_ackman

i used to play the first PoP, it was fun... looks like castelvania but worst graphics, gameplay and crappy music.

snowblind54
snowblind54

never played it but the three new ones are great, why don't they put sands of time on the arcade too. it'll be a bigger dl, but no one will care

SilverWolf2047
SilverWolf2047

w00t! this was like the first platformer i have ever played and it was AWESOME!

s3lFc0nTr0l
s3lFc0nTr0l

never played it but i loved PoP the two thrones