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.