Rumor: New Forgotten Sands Details
We really enjoyed the first Prince of Persia to come our way this generation, which is why we're always searching high and low for fresh info on the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.
Slated to release this May - alongside the movie, I believe - this one has remained a bit of a mystery since its announcement. However, according to a poster over at NeoGAF, we may have some baseline details for you. Although the magazine in question isn't named, it would make sense that a publication would have a feature on Ubisoft's new project; the timing for an unveiling seems just about right. If the facts are correct, the game will be a sequel to Prince of Persia: Sands of Time from last generation (which we kinda already knew) and perhaps most interesting is that although Elika will not return, we will get a new partner. Her name is Razia, and she will apparently control the "elements/magic." And rather than the one-on-one duels from the last PoP - which admittedly got a little tiresome - the developers have returned to fighting multiple enemies at once; lots of enemies, as more than 50 may be on the screen at any given time. The Prince's powers will include the now-standard Rewind, Fire, Air (reach new platforms, swirl winds, etc.), Earth (i.e, fix a broken pillar), and Water (freeze or unfreeze).
This all sounds very interesting; it's almost as if they're infusing some RPG elements into this one, although we know it'll play like a standard, relatively straightforward action/adventure. Oh, and we also know the cel-shading is gone, too. We'll let you know when more info arises.
Related Game(s): Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
2/13/2010 11:01:47 AM John Shepard