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A remake of Prince of Persia may be announced real soon

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I’m so young that when I think about the first Prince of Persia game, the one that comes to mind is The Sands of Time that was released in 2003. Which isn’t all that accurate considering that Prince of Persia is a franchise that dates back all the way to 1989, with the first game releasing on MS-DOS. Yet “modern” Prince of Persia is probably where a lot of people came to first know the titular prince and his rather complicated relationship with magical sand, daggers and the very nature of time. The 2003 game is still great, a classic marred by some wonky camera nonsense that was so common in older platformers so the news that it might be remade…well, it’s a little tantalising.

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The rumour is a touch sketchy but it’s being held up as fact by some pretty huge names in the industry. Listings for a PS4 and Switch version of something called “Prince of Persia Remake” were spotting swirling around an online Guatemalan retailer by the name of Max. It has since been removed but obviously not before someone was able to grab a quick screengrab of it. Guatemala isn’t exactly known for their gaming industry so this might very well be a hoax…if it weren’t for Bloomberg’s Jason Schrier confirming the leak to be real. Schrier is notorious for his insider information and has claimed that this remake was intended as a “surprise announcement” that would most likely have been formally announced at the Ubisoft Forward event scheduled next month.

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It would be a real treat if “Prince of Persia Remake” included the entire “modern” trilogy or, although it’s far more unlikely, a remaster of the excellent 2008 reimagining. Hell, a “remake” could mean taking the 1989 game and giving it a modern paintjob although I’m not hedging bets on whether that will be the case. Considering it has been so long since we saw The Prince in action outside of For Honor, I would be very excited to play through that original game again.

Obligatory, “Where’s the Splinter Cell remake, Ubisoft?” comment. 

Last Updated: August 20, 2020

6 Comments

  1. MaSeKind

    August 20, 2020 at 14:33

    You should really play the original if you can get it running somewhere. Was a very cool, and difficult, game.

    I really loved Warriors Within. Well all three was a lot of fun back in the day. Didn’t age very well though. But even though I played the newest one with the cell shading stuff, it wasn’t really Prince of Persia.

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    • BradeLunner

      August 20, 2020 at 14:40

      I dug the cell shaded one! Alot! Also a fan of the original POP, and the Sands of Time trilogy.

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      • MaSeKind

        August 21, 2020 at 15:03

        It was a fun game, but you weren’t a Prince, nor were you from Persia XD

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  2. HairyEwok

    August 21, 2020 at 10:39

    If they remake Warrior Within i would dive right into that without a doubt.

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    • MaSeKind

      August 21, 2020 at 14:59

      Is that because Within each Ewok lives a Warrior?

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      • HairyEwok

        August 25, 2020 at 14:18

        a Warrior who knows how to fling rocks and make wooden death traps.

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