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New Prince of Persia teased

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Yesterday, when we told you about Ubisoft’s biggest franchises, many of you expressed a yearning for a new Prince of Persia. That may well be coming soon; Drew James, a Ubisoft engineer teased about the future of the prince on Twitter. He may have said something he wasn’t supposed to though – because his tweet was summarily pulled. The internet, however, never forgets.

The tweet, of course, was saved for posterity.


It doesn’t give away very much, but it does suggest that Ubisoft is actively busy with a new Prince of Persia. Interestingly, rumours from last week suggest something similar – only that the next game will go back to the series roots a bit, by being a 2D platformer. A report on French website Portail du Jeu Video claims that the new Prince of Persia will be built using the UbiArt Framework that powers Rayman Origins, Legends and Child of Light.

The engine allows for all of the prince’s composite parts – legs, head, torso and arms – to be animated separately which will give the game some pretty lifelike animation. I’m okay with that. I’m not sure it’d really be possible for Ubisoft to continue with 3D Prince of Persia games – they’re too similar to Assassin’s Creed to avoid comparison.

Two years ago, a leaked shot that was purported to be Prince of Persia made the rounds, but Ubisoft last year said the franchise was on hold.

Header Image via Dorkly.

Last Updated: April 23, 2014


  1. Rikus

    April 23, 2014 at 17:11

    What a header!! I lol’ed my ass off. Brilliant!


    • MakeItLegal

      April 24, 2014 at 09:08

      Too true , where is Jaden smith ?


      • justlikemo

        April 24, 2014 at 09:20

        hes in the new game its called son of persia


  2. Umar's Sin

    April 23, 2014 at 17:12

    2008 version sequel???


    • Mister J81

      April 23, 2014 at 17:25

      I LOVED that game!! Still play it every few years! Ended in a cliffhanger…damn!


      • Umar's Sin

        April 23, 2014 at 17:28

        That is why I need a sequel…dat ending dammit..


    • CypherGate

      April 23, 2014 at 20:22

      That one was brilliant actually. Really had a lovely fantasy feel to it and the graphics was great!


      • Umar's Sin

        April 23, 2014 at 20:36

        Damn, it makes me so happy to find more people that loved that game!


        • Axon1988

          April 24, 2014 at 07:03

          Same here. I enjoyed it’s unique approach to not just graphics but gameplay as well.


    • Duffman! Formerly_known as_the

      April 23, 2014 at 23:18

      No. Just no. I couldn’t even finish that.


    • DarthZA

      April 24, 2014 at 06:57

      Honestly my favourite of all the PoP games. I really wished it got more! 🙁


  3. Matewis Jubilai

    April 23, 2014 at 17:27

    1st : slow clap…
    2nd : I like the direction in which this is going, I think. Is it really that similar to AC though? The emphasis of PoP have always been to navigate dungeons (ok fine palaces and rooftops as well) with oodles of death traps. Also, I’ve always found the games to have (at times) a strong horror/terror element of sorts. Perhaps not horror exactly, but some of those dungeons and underground locations could be terrifying.
    3d : anyone remember these? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-rZhUkAtlc


    • Umar's Sin

      April 23, 2014 at 17:29

      Warrior Within was scary for me…freaking Dahaka!


      • Matewis Jubilai

        April 23, 2014 at 17:38

        Ooh yes, the Dahaka really had that ‘unstoppable incarnation of fate’ vibe going on


        • Admiral Chief in Space

          April 23, 2014 at 20:44

          Sweated my ass off every time I had to avoid that mofo. Damn good character that!


      • Admiral Chief in Space

        April 23, 2014 at 20:44

        WW was my fav PoP


        • Umar's Sin

          April 23, 2014 at 21:01

          Hehehe same here bro, followed closely by 2008 and then 2 thrones. I love the stealth mechanics in 2 thrones


  4. Kromas

    April 23, 2014 at 17:48

    The last Prince completely ruined the whole franchise for me. I say let it die.


  5. Her Highness the Hipster

    April 23, 2014 at 19:39

    love the header, but now the rest of the song is going through my head


    • Umar's Sin

      April 23, 2014 at 20:35

      When a couple of guys they we up to no good, starting making trouble in my neighborhood *Couple of guys picking Will Smith up and spinning him around*


  6. Alien Emperor Trevor

    April 23, 2014 at 21:55

    I’d love a modern 2D PoP game. I still have fond memories of playing the very first one.


  7. Jedi JJ

    April 24, 2014 at 07:42

    This is the header for the week.


  8. Jedi JJ

    April 24, 2014 at 07:43

    I’ll be honest. I’ve only the played the first ones and one of the newer games.


  9. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    April 24, 2014 at 08:32

    Header of the week.

    Maybe we can have a sidekick in this one called Carlton.


  10. Viking Of Science

    April 24, 2014 at 08:50

    Welp. Time to Play the Sands of Time Trilogy again 😀


  11. DrKiller

    April 25, 2014 at 09:04

    lol just below the picture “price of persia”


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