Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands PSP doesn’t forget series’ roots, goes 2D

Saturday, 15th May 2010 05:55 GMT By Nathan Grayson


After finishing up work on 2008′s Prince of Persia, Ubisoft Montreal pulled the game development equivalent of its previous prince’s sand-based snafu and took a trip back in series time with The Forgotten Sands.

As it turns out, the team at Ubisoft Quebec City did the same thing, only with more magical time sand. A lot more magical time sand.

Over at the US PlayStation Blog, producer Joel Vignola took the wraps off the Prince’s latest pint-sized adventure.

“This IS a unique game built from the ground up specifically for the PSP, this is not a port from any other system. The adventure is all new, the location is new, and the Prince’s powers are all new as well. The only way to experience this adventure is on the PSP,” Vignola explained.

Something’s different about the Prince in this one, though. Maybe he got a haircut? Lost weight? Dropped an entire dimension? We honestly can’t put our finger on it. Maybe you’ll have better luck after you check out the debut trailer below.



  1. Alakratt

    Pathetic, they hide the fact that they can’t do a 3D PoP for the PSP by saying things like “going back to its roots” and “an all new game, not a port”? There’s no excuse as to why the PSP version couldn’t be like its console counterparts but, obviously, scaled down. Ready at Dawn, you rule! Teach this team how to properly program for the PSP, so that they get their little movie tie-in cash in game out the door in time!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    2D? Oh, so its the lazy, quick and easy to develop version then…

    #2 5 years ago
  3. SilkVG

    Eh? Well it loks a bit dark on my screen at work but I’m pretty sure that isn’t 2D – looks like 3D forced perspective. So I assume they mean the gameplay is going back to the more traditional “platformey” style.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. onlineatron

    Why so down 1 and 2?

    It’s fair for the devs to spend a minimal amount of time, effort and money on a game that probably won’t sell too well given it’s platform.

    Plus the video clearly shows the models are rendered in 3D and that the game looks pretty neat.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Tamo123

    I was a bit iffy when I first read the article, but the video in fact looks really, really good. I’ve played the original series and I approve of this. Though I will still get the PC version, I may also consider the PSP version as well.

    #5 5 years ago

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