PRINCE OF PERSIA: REMAKE Will Reportedly Be a 2D Platformer Faithful to Jordan Mechner's Original Vision
Following yesterday's big Prince of Persia: Remake leak, Journalist Liam Robertson has revealed some new details on the upcoming title — and fans of The Sands of Time trilogy may want to lower their expectations.
According to Robertson, the long-awaited Prince of Persia project is "a 2D remake of the original [game]," which means that those expecting an all-new version of 2003's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time or 2008's Prince of Persia should prepare for something more similar to Rayman Origins than the God of War series.
For those unfamiliar with the first entry in the beloved Prince of Persia franchise, it made its debut in 1989. Created by Jordan Mechner, it gave players only 60 minutes to save The Princess and kill the shady Vizier.
As a reminder, the French studio has already remade the first Prince of Persia video game, as Ubisoft Sofia's Prince of Persia Classic was released back in 2007, allowing fans of the original to play a modernised version of the groundbreaking 2D platformer on their Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and also iOS and Android devices.
Considering that the next Ubisoft Forward show will take place next month, chances are that the studio will officially announce the first big Prince of Persia game since 2010's The Forgotten Sands in the coming weeks.
We talked about this last year on the podcast. There was a 2D remake of the original PoP floating around for a while and also tentative plans for other stuff. https://t.co/tXmUuPSS0G— Liam Robertson (@Doctor_Cupcakes) August 19, 2020
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