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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands announced for May 2010 launch

Monday, 30th November 2009 17:14 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Ubi just confirmed the next major game in the Prince of Persia series is subtitled The Forgotten Sands. It’ll release for “consoles and handhelds” next May.

There’s virtually no detail on the title, other than it’ll “feature many of the fan-favorite elements from the original series as well as new gameplay innovations”.

More soon, hopefully. PR after the break.

Update: There’s going to be a VGA trailer of The Forgotten Sands at the VGAs on December 12. Thanks, onlineatron.

UBISOFT® ANNOUNCES
PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE FORGOTTEN SANDS™

New Adventure in the Prince of Persia® Sands of Time Series Debuts May 2010

LONDON, UK – November 30, 2009 – Today Ubisoft announced that Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands™ video game is in development and is scheduled to be released May 2010 for consoles and handhelds. This new instalment in the critically-acclaimed franchise marks the return to the Prince of Persia® Sands of Time storyline. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands™ will feature many of the fan-favorite elements from the original series as well as new gameplay innovations that gamers have come to expect from the Prince of Persia brand.

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28 Comments

  1. Anders

    Crap. I enjoyed the reinvention of the series.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. The Hindle

    It will be at the Vgas

    #2 5 years ago
  3. satsugai

    Get rid of the japanese anime inspired prince then I’ll be interested.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Loved the last game, but can’t they come up with something without involving “sand” in the title? lol

    In my mind, almost instantly pigeon holes it to the last Sands title which isn’t fair to the new title..

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Bulk Slash

    Nice to know Ubi are committed to finishing what they start. Presumably they’ll reboot Assassin’s Creed before they finish that story too?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Eregol

    They better not go back to the Goth chic of the second and third games of the series.
    I want to find out what happens to the Prince and his lady friend from the reboot series.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. bluemanrule

    Yeah, hopefully this game will recall the Sands of Time and bring back that storyline and extend it. That would be great. I think the art-style of the past game was great. All the game needed was more combat and the great voiceover from the Sands of Time. Then you have a great PoP game.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. onlineatron

    There will be a VGA trailer for the game

    http://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/6207522265

    #8 5 years ago
  9. The Hindle

    This is going to be something special for me to buy it, considering its coming out when a load of other games are coming out as well. The first half of next year is getting ridiculous now

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Hunam

    Good news for PoP fans, bad news for BG&E fans i’d wager though.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. The Hindle

    Not really Hunam if Ubisoft make a shit load of money of this game they may be willing to take a risk with another BG&E game. I fucking hope so anyway dam Ubisoft.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Hunam

    But they showed that little trailer like 2 years ago and we’ve heard nothing :(

    I WANTS BG&E NOW KTHANXBAI.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. The Hindle

    I know dude sucks doesnt it. Some proof of concept footage got leaked before E3 so at least they are playing around with ideas. You just got to hope lol

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    That trailer was ‘leaked’ though. And even then never confirmed as real.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Hunam

    I thought that little vignette of them sitting on the car in the desert was shown by Ubi and Ubi days?

    I could be wrong though.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Hunam

    Just checked the trailer was shown at ubidays in may 2008.

    I bet they’ve bloody cancelled it though.

    Pat, go ask them about BG&E2… I’ll give you a kiss.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. The Hindle

    Yea Pat please do ill give you a big hug

    #17 5 years ago
  18. The Hindle

    Geki

    It was confirmed as by a Ubisoft marketing guy, he just said they were playing around with ideas and the game may or may not happen

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Hunam

    Do you know what they are playing about with!?

    OUR HEARTS GOD DAMN IT.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. The Hindle

    I know god dam it. I mean Ubisoft have possibly the greatest female character of all time in a videogame with Jade yet they waste the potential grr

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Hunam

    Whats funny is that when you said Jade the first thing I though of was Jade Raymond, I miss her too.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Patrick Garratt

    Updated.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. The Hindle

    Hey Hunam according to BG&E’s wiki page they say development is ongoing and have a link to back it up as well. Its a french website that the link takes you too

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Patrick Garratt

    They’re doing BG&E2 at Ubi Marseilles. I’ve got no idea what its status is, though.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Hunam

    All I know is that the game isn’t in my Xbox/PS3/PC and that I am liable to burst into tears if the game in cancelled.

    Burst in to tears of rage that is and then burn them to death.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. JasperLoons

    Surely this is just going to be a movie tie-in, and they haven’t actually abandoned the new storyline right?

    #26 5 years ago
  27. theevilaires

    These POP games are coming out of no where. We hear months of news about Assassins Creed stuff before the game even releases. When POP is being talked about its like the game is coming out in a couple of weeks :P

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Blerk

    Surprising! Although with the movie being tied to the Sands of Time series perhaps not so far out of the left-field.

    I wonder if they’ll keep the graphical styling of the later game, though? They’d better not make the characters look like the actors from the film. Because that would be shit.

    #28 5 years ago

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