The summer gaming conference and convention season is in full force. Although the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was officially cancelled this year, plenty of other showcases are quickly filling the void. Geoff Keighley, the showrunner of The Game Awards, is leading the pack with his Summer Game Fest showcase, which includes over two hours of game announcements. Among them comes a new look at a brand new Prince of Persia title, The Lost Crown.
Ubisoft is Bringing a Classic Series Back
The Summer Games Fest’s lead-off trailer turns back the clock. Not only does it bring back an iconic platforming series, it brings Prince of Persia back to its 2D platforming roots. The Lost Crown featured a new protagonist bouncing between walls and slashing desert-styled monsters and villains.
Our return takes place on Mount Qaf. As Ubisoft writes “Discover a cursed Persian-inspired world filled with bigger-than-life landmarks. Explore a variety of highly detailed biomes, each with its own identity, wonders and dangers. Use your wits to solve puzzles, find hidden treasures and complete quests to learn more about this corrupted place.”
Additionally, Ubisoft promises “high quality graphics, immersive cinematics and fresh Artistic Direction, along with a unique gameplay fluidity thanks to 60 fps rate on all platforms” for this game.
Prince of Persia Returns in More Ways Than One
Prince of Persia has deep history in gaming. The decades old series started as a 2D platformer in the 80’s, and moved to 3D in the 2000’s. Sands of Time spawned a trilogy that includes The Warrior Within and The Two Thrones.
The Forgotten Sands are the most recent entry, releasing in 2010. Ubisoft had been working on a remake of The Sands of Time, but there has been no update on that recently.
The Lost Crown releases on January 18th, 2024.