New Prince of Persia screenshot surfaces?

Ubisoft forum user posts screenshot labeled "POP_ZERO_2" claiming to be from unannounced upcoming series entry.


Over the weekend, Ubisoft forum user blueobelix posted a "leaked screenshot" to the official Ubisoft forums, claiming it comes from a new entry in the Prince of Persia series. The screenshot (below right) is labeled "POP_ZERO_2" and its focus is a muscular, dark-skinned character.

A first look at a new Prince of Persia?
A first look at a new Prince of Persia?

The screenshot appears to stem from an early build, as the image shows the game running at 13 frames-per-second, suggesting the game is not ready to be shown publicly.

In a 2010 interview with CVG, former Ubisoft art director Jonathan Jacques-Belletête used the term Prince of Persia Zero as an internal title for the 2008 reboot-like action game.

The "POP_ZERO_2" screenshot would seem to indicate an additional reboot or series spinoff or simply the second in a series of images. A Ubisoft representative told GameSpot, "Ubisoft does not comment on rumors and speculation.”

In February, a supposed Ubisoft 2012 release calendar indicated a new Prince of Persia game would ship in 2012. Ubisoft called this schedule inaccurate.

The Prince of Persia series has been dormant since 2010's Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. A film--Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time--released in May 2010, but fell short.

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