Report: New Prince of Persia using Rayman Legends engine in development

Ubisoft rumored to be working on a new 2D Prince of Persia.

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Ubisoft is said to be working on a new 2D prince of Persia game using Rayman Legends’ UbiArt Framework engine.

French website Le Portail du Jeu Video claims it was told that, like Rayman, the Prince’s legs, arms, and other body parts will animate independently of each other, making him look like a 3D model. As with other Prince of Persia games, the Prince will run, swordfight, and perform various acrobatics to avoid traps. Ubisoft’s upcoming Child of Light, which mixes RPG and 2D platforming, is another game that uses the UbiArt Framework.

According to the site, the game in question is being developed in Ubisoft Montpellier, which is also responsible for Rayman Legends and Rayman Origins.

Back in January 2013, Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat said that the Prince of Persia franchise had been “paused,” but that it would return in the future.

Ubisoft released a few forgettable mobile Prince of Persia games in the last couple of years, but the last serious entry in the franchise was 2010’s Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.

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