Prince of Persia finished

Ubisoft wraps development on acrobatic action game, ready for retail coronation on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC December 2.

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Three years after Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones arrived on the last generation of consoles, Ubisoft has completed development of the next proper chapter in the franchise. The publisher today announced that the simply titled Prince of Persia has gone gold for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, and will arrive in stores December 2.

The game marks a new beginning for the franchise. Cutting ties with the Sands of Time trilogy, the series revamp features a new Prince with a new art style, as well as new gameplay mechanics. Players will work their way through the game with the aid of Elika, an acrobatic match for the Prince who helps him fight a corrupting force sweeping the land.

Another new addition to the series is the potential for downloadable content. The game's developers have said that have plans for additional Prince of Persia offerings that would give players more than the new costumes and weapons that so often comprise other games' add-ons. If the Prince of Persia downloadable content materializes, the developers want to give players "a new experience" and tell a new story.

For more on Prince of Persia, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

86 comments
celebrity5858
celebrity5858

WHATS UP WITH THE PC VERSION DELAY?! why are they delaying the pc version all the time !?

HufflePuff-TLH
HufflePuff-TLH

Wooo go go cant wait to try out the new prince, and in my oppinion the new artstyle and feel of the game looks very intriguing..

senorbusyman
senorbusyman

go Pince of Persia...December 2nd, HooRAH!

Samfisher_1
Samfisher_1

Nice, cant imagine it without time travel though

hotbodyboy_2006
hotbodyboy_2006

Previous titles were great and also could have been one of the Greatest. But glitches marred their performance. This definitely looks Glitch-Free to me.

acsam12304
acsam12304

@ theboss_edgar15 the Wii is not worthy for these kinda of games. the Wii wont be able to handle it.

Downloadpilot
Downloadpilot

Man, it's gonna be awesome. I really hope i can get it. :D

bullet189
bullet189

Yea they're goin pretty fast with the story experience

X-RS
X-RS

after completing the game they already want to give players "a new experience" and tell a new story. ubi really likes to please its fans

tudyniuz
tudyniuz

can't wait to finish it myself:lol:

Norgavue
Norgavue

Good to see the game going in a different direction from the sands of time. I am looking foward to this.

Cobalt_Spartan
Cobalt_Spartan

The time manipulation abilities in SOT were very annoying and combat was too simplistic and glitchy. Sometimes an enemy would go down in 3 hits, sometimes 30. The features were nice, but I'm glad they got rid of them. This new franchise looks very promising with the only flaw being underwhelming QTE's which can easily be fixed in later titles. All Ubisoft needs to do is keep this franchises sense of 'awe' that they achieved with this game.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Some of the best looking screen shots I have ever laid eyes on...

radiostyle
radiostyle

im really waiting for this game. its gonna be absolutely awesome :D (and also im waiting for POP the Movie...)

stan105
stan105

this game is gonna be awesomee and something new because i havent played any other PoP games before

j2bv16
j2bv16

wath is the name of this game?

supersean7
supersean7

huh, why don't they release the game earlier than?

Blood_Diamond
Blood_Diamond

Let's hope it doesn't fall hard like the old prince when out of sand and falling down a bottom less pit

1Slide5
1Slide5

gonna rock hard like all the POP sequals

hotbodyboy_2006
hotbodyboy_2006

@ biggest_loser & nexus Pah! My bad you people faced glitches in Warrior Within. I didn't face a single glitch and Warrior Within is one my Favorite games ever. Its also the Best Prince Of Persia. Anyways can't say about this game but it will surely be better than POP 3D and Two Thrones.

DeanSMASH
DeanSMASH

Awesome, simply awesome. Can't wait to get this game when it comes out; I love the new art style and the direction they're going with the new game. It'll hopefully live up to all it's expectations and bring some more fans to the franchise.

KBABZ
KBABZ

To those who hate the new art direction, you have no artistic sense. Video Games isn't always about two-tone brown that you've become so used to in Gears of War. The fact that it looks like a graphic novel is really striking and evocative, and I know I'll enjoy the game all the way to the final flip.

nexus
nexus

@biggest_loser: I just "finished" Warrior Within last weekend after finishing Sands of Time three or so weeks ago. (I'm catching up on some old GC games thanks to the Wii) Oh dear God how I hated Warrior Within. I couldn't even finish the game because of a show-stopper bug! I had to find clips of the final battle and final cutscene on youtube! Utterly ridiculous. Back on topic -- I'm still very much looking forward to this game. Here's hoping it's more inspired by Sands of Time than the sequels!

biggest_loser
biggest_loser

It has to be better than Warrior Within. It HAS TO BE!!

stan105
stan105

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Everiez
Everiez

Nice, if DLC just like what they promised, i hope it will show other game developer how to make proper DLC

theboss_edgar15
theboss_edgar15

sadly won't be a Wii version :( I don't care the graphics, but it seems that some games developers hate the Wii and the Wii players.

Strategygamer22
Strategygamer22

I was hoping they would somehow tie this in with the Sands of Time trilogy. Those games were great! Hopefully, this game will be just as good or better.

GodsPoison
GodsPoison

Yeah, ill pick this up sometime down the line. Unfortunately im tapped out right now with all the other games that have come out.

Razoroo
Razoroo

You can download a skin of Altair, you know.

agentzero23
agentzero23

cannot wait any longer hope it's great

Vopheed
Vopheed

when they say that it's "cut ties" with the sands of time trilogy, does that mean I can play it w/o having played the other games?

makchady
makchady

why fix what isnt broken? why are they changing not only the visual style, but also the gameplay mechanics and virtually everything that made prince of persia, prince of persia. i dont have very good vibes.

gamer082009
gamer082009

But now they introduce cell shading? WTF!

mjk_1
mjk_1

i doubt this will be as good as the other ones but I am excited nonetheless.

RonTorque
RonTorque

Prince Of Persia always amazing since the dawn of its existence.

DarkFadi
DarkFadi

Great, its been a long time

Pete5506
Pete5506

good to hear, cuz I'm so ready for this game

Hekynn
Hekynn

Very cool I hope the PC DLC is FREE! :)

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

still no hardware specifications >_> sighs... im afraid my PC wont be able to run it...