Ubisoft Introduces New Prince Of Persia Gameplay Footage
The movie will probably do well, primarily because few will know it's based on a video game. At about the same time, gamers will likely be very interested in Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, because they know the franchise rarely lets them down.
But up until now, we haven't seen anything in the way of gameplay. We know it's coming in May, too, so to not have any footage at all was proving to be a little disconcerting. However, all that has ended as a lengthy video has debuted over at the game's official site, which boasts interviews with the game's creators and a boatload of very sweet gameplay footage. Essentially, this is a sequel to Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time; seven years passed between SoT and Warrior Within and The Forgotten Sands addresses those lost years. Therefore, it should make perfect sense to see the return of gameplay elements that were temporarily shelved for the most recent installment. Here, we still have the now-standard rewinding of time feature, but there's also a return to multi-foe combat. This really looks a lot like Sands of Time, only with a more advanced, complex fighting mechanic, and the addition of magic that can alter the state of the environment or a battle. As for the platforming, that's definitely vintage Prince.
While we certainly enjoyed the new-look PoP when it came out at the end of 2008, we still keep Sands of Time in a special place in our hearts. To see a true sequel like this is awfully appealing.
Related Game(s): Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
3/9/2010 9:00:59 PM Ben Dutka