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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, PC
ESRB Rating: T
What kind of game is it?
Even though Ubisoft seemed to leave Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time universe behind with the love-it-or-hate-it Prince of Persia reboot from late 2008, the upcoming theatrical adaptation pushed Ubisoft to return to the well once again for Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. This side-story doesn't deviate much from successful platformer-meets-puzzler formula established in The Sand of Time, which has players scaling massive structures and fighting off sand enemies along the way. You can still rewind time, but The Forgotten Sands introduces new powers for the Prince, however, including the ability to freeze water (turning them into usable platforms).
Who's the Developer?
This is in-house at Ubisoft, like the other Prince of Persia games. Jordan Mechner, the creator of Prince of Persia and who was heavily involved with The Sands of Time, didn't work on this.
What's the story?
The Forgotten Sands takes place during the seven-year gap between The Sands of Time and Warrior Within. It's likely the Prince went on some adventures during those seven years and The Forgotten Sands introduces us to one of them. The Prince is visiting his brother's kingdom when he accidentally triggers the citizens turning into sand, prompting a massive sand storm to head in the direction of the kingdom and produce a sand army numbering in the thousands.
What'd we say?
You'll have to wait and read my verdict on Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands tomorrow.