Popular game franchise Prince of Persia is about to hit the game libraries of PS4 and Nintendo Switch again. The highly anticipated remake of the original game is coming this year. The game which is about to be released this fall, has had several of its screenshots released. The stills show a vastly enhanced graphic interface and much smoother control mechanisms. The franchise, which has not had even a single game added to its series in the last decade, is making waves with the new Prince of Persia remake.
The screenshots were released by an online Guatemalan retailer. The developers of series upcoming installment have remained hush-hush with little to no detail on anything for the fans of the franchise. Ubisoft did reveal they were planning a Virtual Reality Concept escape room experience with the playable character’s story and premise set within the purview of the Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time. The announcement for the game came with several mixed reviews. Many loyalists of the series were not happy with the game taking a step in another direction and implored Ubisoft to retrace their steps.
The fans were given a reason to hope when the eponymous Prince resurfaced and was seen again in For Honor. Although it was merely a limited time event, the fans were ecstatic that the tease would eventually lead to the announcement of another prince of Persia game in the making. The tease was a let-down. No announcement was made and fans were left disgruntled. A few months ago, previously revealed footage of a Prince of Persia reboot resurfaced online. The video revealed a Prince of Persia project that was later cancelled. The video had been publicly posted and available online for more than eight years. It was literally hiding in plain sight!!
Many of these above hints led to everyone thinking that another Prince of Persia game is all but inevitable and will soon make it to the market.
Twitter Users managed to dig up a screenshot that showed two different listings for a Prince of Persia Remake under development. One was for the Playstation 4 and the other was for Nintendo Switch. The pictures attached with the listings show a prince of Persia Logo along with associated concept arts for the rumored game. When the post went viral, Bloomberg Video Game Journalist Jason Shcreier was quick to point out that “Video game retailers sure love leaking Ubisoft’s surprise announcements.”
The timing is interesting and impeccable. Ubisoft’s Ubisoft Forward Convention revealed several under development games like Watch Dogs Legion, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, and Far Cry 6 along with several other games in the making. The Prince of Persia remake never made it to the official announcement fixtures. There is going to be another Ubisoft Forward event reserved for the September slot. It is most likely that several other games will be announced during that event including the much talked about Prince of Persia Remake.
If we were you, we would like to take this news with the biggest pinch of salt we could find. When it comes to popular game franchises, fake news and rumors are extremely common. This news could be no different. The screenshots might have been faked. The logos look like the 2008 game’s logo combined with some unused concept art which could be either unused & abandoned by game developers or just purely fan made. If the rumors are indeed true, this will open a whole new box of opportunities for Ubisoft. After all, it is the Prince of Persia we are talking about for crying out loud!!