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Summer Game Fest: Ubisoft Announce and Show Off First Gameplay For Unexpected Prince of Persia Reboot

Summer Game Fest has kicked off with a bang, with a completely unexpected game being featured, let alone featured front and centre at the start of the whole show! Whilst fans have been begging and petitioning for Ubisoft to bring back the Prince of Persia series, it has long seemed a fruitless task… until now.

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Being developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, the studio better known for Rayman Legends, the game has gone back to its roots, with a 2.5D look to it, and we don’t have a ridiculously long wait thankfully, with the game due out January 18th, 2024!

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Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

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The new Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is entirely separate to the upcoming, albeit delayed The Sands of Time remake being developed from the ground up by Ubisoft Montreal. Unfortunately delayed due to several different reasons including COVID since its original announced three years ago, not much is known about that property, but whilst we won’t see any more on that, we do have a completely new game in the franchise to look forward to!

“Dash into a stylish and thrilling action-adventure platformer set in a mythological Persian world where the boundaries of time and space are yours to manipulate.

Play as Sargon and evolve from sword-wielding prodigy to extraordinary legend as you master acrobatic combat and unlock new Time Powers and unique super abilities.”

Gameplay showed the franchise staples, with swordplay, platforming, time-reversing and more, and you can consider us just a few of the no doubt thousands of fans excited by the idea of getting to wall-run again! More information will get released over the coming months, and with Ubisoft Forward in a few days on June 12th, it’ll be surprising if the developer doesn’t showcase more of what many consider to be one of their flagship and most recognisable franchises.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is scheduled for release on January 18, 2024 on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Are you excited by the reveal, or was you hoping for some news on the long-developed, long-delayed remake The Sands of Time? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Written by Luke Addison

Luke Addison is the Lead Video Game Critic and Gaming Editor. As likely to be caught listening to noughties rock as he is watching the latest blockbuster cinema release, Luke is the quintessential millennial wistfully wishing after a forgotten era of entertainment. Also a diehard Chelsea fan, for his sins.

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