A highly anticipated moment of Summer Game Fest 2023 was the unveiling of the long-dormant Ubisoft franchise’s new game, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown. It’s been more than a decade since a significant entry in the Prince of Persia series graced the gaming market, leaving a void for its dedicated fans.
The Prince of Persia series has remained dormant for an extended period, yet Ubisoft plans to revitalise it grandly. One of the strategies to bring this change is through the controversial Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake. The remake initially faced a chilly reception, predominantly due to its less-than-impressive graphics, prompting Ubisoft to go back to the drawing board. While the release date of the rehashed remake is uncertain, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is set to fill the gap in the meantime.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown: A Return to 2D Platforming
Announced with a riveting trailer at the Summer Game Fest 2023, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown comes with an official release date: 18th January 2024. The Lost Crown takes the franchise back to its foundational 2D platforming style, emphasising action, intriguing boss battles, and problem-solving. Even though some Prince of Persia devotees might yearn for a return to the 3D action titles of the PS2 era, the game’s initial footage proves promising.
Though Prince of Persia aficionados will have to hold their anticipation until next year to immerse themselves in The Lost Crown, they won’t have a long wait to get another glimpse of the game. Ubisoft has its unique event, Ubisoft Forward, slated for Monday, June 12th, at 6 pm UK time/10 am PT as part of Summer Game Fest. We are assured of a further sneak peek into Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown during this event, although the specifics of what will be showcased remain under wraps.
The protagonist in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is Sargon, an agile character blessed with special Time Powers. In the run-up to the Ubisoft Forward on June 12th, fans can glean more details from the YouTube trailer description.
Mark your calendars for January 18th, 2024, when Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown will be launched for Windows PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
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