DS Prince of Persia detailed

Ubisoft turns action franchise into turn-based tactical game featuring a card system with Battles of Prince of Persia.

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The prince from the Prince of Persia series is getting carded. Ubisoft today gave DS owners some information on the upcoming Battles of Prince of Persia. The game was announced in Ubisoft's fiscal report this past March as an unnamed Prince of Persia title for Nintendo's handheld, but details were nowhere to be found...until now.

Battles of Prince of Persia will stray from the franchise's traditional acrobatic action and take a mellower path. Battles will be a turn-based strategy game with a card system. Cards are acquired by progressing through the single-player campaign, and they can be used in competition or traded with friends through the wireless multiplayer support.

The story takes place between the plots of The Sands of Time and its sequel, Warrior Within. The prince unwittingly unleashes a great evil, spurring a war between Persia and India. Gamers will be able to play as nine different generals leading their respective armies on their various conquests for power.

Battles of Prince of Persia is currently in development at Ubisoft's Montreal studio and is scheduled for release this holiday season.

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