Ubisoft has announced the next installment in its acclaimed Prince of Persia series,Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. The series appears to be taking a break from the hyper-stylized design of last year’s Prince of Persia, and will be set between the events of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time and Prince of Persia: Warrior Within.
For his newest adventure, our chiseled, wall-running Prince will be tasked with saving his brother's kingdom and gaining control over an ancient and powerful sand-based force. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Sand -- It will mess you up.
Here's a quick rundown of some of the game's new features, taken from a Ubisoft press release today:
- Classic Gameplay Reinvented: From huge-scale multi-enemy combat to dizzying feats of acrobatic prowess in gigantic environments enhanced by the Prince's ability to control nature and time, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands will push the Prince's prodigious abilities to unseen levels.
- A Blockbuster Experience: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands will offer players unforgettable set pieces made possible by the advanced technology offered by the award-winning Anvil engine. With all-out war at the gates of the kingdom, the Prince's abilities will be challenged like never before through the course of epic wow moments.
- Mastery Over Nature: Wielding powers of nature and time, the Prince will have unparalleled mastery over his environment and his enemies. The Prince will discover that harnessing the forces of nature itself will prove to be a devastating companion to his ability to rewind time.
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is scheduled to hit PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, DS and PC in May 2010.