Prince of Persia pounces on PSP, DS

Ubisoft ships POP: Revelations for Sony's portable and Battles of Prince of Persia for Nintendo's handheld.

After a long drought of releases, the PSP is currently bathing in a flood of new games. Today Ubisoft announced that Prince of Persia Revelations, the first version of the franchise for Sony's portable, has arrived in stores. The game retails for $49.99 and is rated M for Mature.

As one might guess by the rating, Revelations is a more violent game than Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, the fanciful adventure that revamped the long-dormant action-adventure series. In fact, Revelations is a reworked version of the sequel to Sands, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, the first "dark" entry into the series. It follows the now-embittered prince as "he embarks upon a path of carnage and mystery to defy his preordained death," according to Ubisoft. Standing in the way of the prince's destiny is the Dahaka, "an immortal incarnation of Fate seeking divine retribution."

This week also saw the POP pop up on the DS with Battles of Prince of Persia. Departing from the series' formula, this original title is a turn-based card-battle game. Cards are acquired by progressing through the single-player campaign, and they can be used in competition or traded with friends via Nintendo's Wi-Fi Connection wireless network. It is rated a more family-friendly E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older, and retails at the more frugal price point of $39.99.

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21 comments
Comedyco
Comedyco

I agree that the one for ds looks like ass. Im not a big fan of card based games even though i love POP. I dont own a psp, i own a ds, but the one for psp definatley looks better in terms of entertainment. I still hate psp though. GO DS!

darth-revan
darth-revan

wtf is with the fact that theres no reviews for it yet. come on gamespot! i wrote a review for revelations if you want to cheack it out go see it.

dwmorrow
dwmorrow

I always thought card-based games sucked til I played Baten Kaitos and was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable the card-based battle system was. I'm looking forward to PoP DS, but I'm waiting on the GS review before I check it out.

KIELW93
KIELW93

yeah! I've been waiting for PoP revelations for months!

brim4brim
brim4brim

kadealo, haha, your getting a port of a PS2 game (best on gamecube game) and that's a good thing? At least the DS version is a new game!

Opstinger
Opstinger

Yay -_-. Honestly I was hoping this wouldn't be another watered-down port of the console version, but after looking at the screenshots and descriptions, I can flush that hope down the toilet. Not that it was worth much anyway; I don't own any handhelds. I just test the PSP.

Z3r02007
Z3r02007

The DS game looks like a nice alternate to Advance Wars DS, and I will have to see about the PSP game.

Gamecubefan2000
Gamecubefan2000

I got mixed reactions on the PoP of games. And Kadealo, Mario Kart DS is one of the best DS games.

kadealo
kadealo

the ds one is a card game in 2d. figures. none of the ds games are as good as the psp clone, or any psp games.

kadealo
kadealo

that looks awesome for the psp. i might buy one. haven't seen it for the ds.

FFzelda005
FFzelda005

Don't be hating card based games! :P I am excited for the Battle of Prince of Persia. I love card based strategy or card based RPGs!

purekorn
purekorn

Easy answer, figure it out yourself with common sense.

TGammet
TGammet

Porting "The Two Thrones" would have made more sense, or at least starting with "Sands of Time". I mean why would anyone port part 2 of a trilogy a year after and with part 3 in stores on other platforms?

wiljas
wiljas

A card based game for the DS. I hate card based games. POP is awesome though. Yea first actualle comment!!!. Yea for me

mophl
mophl

Rofl, they sure are...5th post! Lmafo Jk

Kaos-Angel
Kaos-Angel

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