Prince of Persia settles on Two Thrones

Newest adventure of Ubisoft's slashing sultan subtitled; preorders get soundtrack.

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Ubisoft today announced the official subtitle for the newest chapter in its update of the Prince of Persia franchise. Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones will be released this December on the Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, and PC. The Two Thrones sequentially follows Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Prince of Persia: Warrior Within as the third installment in the series based on the 1989 PC classic.

The Two Thrones may be an appropriate title for the Prince, whose path to ruling his kingdom has been impeded by his increasingly split personality. A "dark prince" spirit is slowly overtaking the acrobatic hero.

"Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones will allow players to explore the two different sides of the Prince's divided soul," said Yannis Mallat, executive producer for The Two Thrones. "The Prince will battle with his inner demons and explore his alter ego. He'll struggle with the boundaries between good and evil in his quest to regain his rightful place as ruler of Babylon."

In addition to the Prince's fragmented psyche, The Two Thrones offers chariot combat, more urban outdoor environments, and a second playable character. To see some of these new elements, check out the trailer below.

Ubisoft has also announced a preorder bonus program for gamers willing to part with their dinars early. Those who reserve the Xbox or PlayStation 2 version of the game from EB Games, GameStop, or Game Crazy will receive the Prince of Persia trilogy soundtrack, which includes a code to unlock a hidden sword in The Two Thrones.

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones has not yet been rated and will retail for $49.99.

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