Ubisoft has announced a new Prince of Persia game today. The announcement didn't come with a name for the game, so we will call it the fourth in the series.
According to the release, the game will be “a new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe, featuring a new breed of gameplay” and will “rejuvenate the action-adventure genre in addition to introducing a brand-new illustrative art style.” View the press release below. [VG247]
UBISOFT ANNOUNCESPRINCE OF PERSIAfor Consoles, PC and Nintendo DS
A New Chapter in the Legendary Franchise to Debut Towards the End of 2008
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 28th April, 2008 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced that a new Prince of Persia is scheduled to release towards the end of 2008 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC. This new Prince of Persia marks the debut of the critically acclaimed franchise on next-generation consoles. Developed by Ubisoft’s award-winning Montreal studio and the same all-star team that created the previously acclaimed Prince of Persia® Sands of Time trilogy, Prince of Persia is opening a new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe, featuring a new breed of gameplay. The game is poised to rejuvenate the action-adventure genre in addition to introducing a brand-new illustrative art style.
Ubisoft will also release a Prince of Persia game specifically designed for the Nintendo DS™ system, featuring an entirely new storyline and new characters. More details to be unveiled in the future.
About the Prince of Persia Franchise
Since the first game’s launch in 2003, Prince of Persia has won over 30 awards worldwide, including the highly coveted Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2003’s Console Platform Best Action/Adventure Game of the Year for Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time™. To date, the Prince of Persia franchise has sold approximately 10,3 million units worldwide.
Check www.princeofpersiagame.com regularly for more news.
Discover the first details on the game and the new look of the prince in the next issue of Edge magazine, on sale 8th May.