New Prince of Persia Game, The Lost Crown, Revealed at Summer Game Fest

The Summer Game Fest live presentation kicked things off with a reveal of an all new Prince of Persia game: The Lost Crown!

While it’s a bummer that the Prince of Persia Remake has pretty much gone back to the start of development, Ubisoft dropped a surprise NEW PoP game that opened up this year’s Summer Game Fest!

The all new game harkens back to the franchise’s 2D platforming roots while bringing tons of modern flair. As someone who’s always been more into Prince of Persia than Assassin’s Creed, I’m excited to see them still doing something with the series.

In this brand-new adventure, players will embody Sargon, a young, gifted warrior, member of an elite group called The Immortals. As they are sent to rescue Prince Ghassan, they will explore Mount Qaf, a once wondrous place, now cursed and hostile. Sargon and his brothers-in-arms will soon discover that time itself will be a treacherous foe and that the world balance must be restored.

Inspired by the Metroidvania structure, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown lets players explore a handcrafted world at their own pace. From the majestic Citadel of Knowledge to the colorful landscapes of the Hyrcanian Forest, players will discover a variety of environments inspired by Persian mythology. By acquiring new time powers, unlocking unique abilities and combining them in combat, Sargon will progressively delve deeper into Mount Qaf, solving puzzles, finding secrets, and completing exciting side quests.

In this epic journey, Sargon will fight his way through mythical enemies, larger-than-life bosses, and vicious traps. By combining combat and platforming skills, players will defeat time-corrupted creatures such as Jahandar, the dreadful Manticore, guardian of the Citadel.  Players will be able to express their creativity in a deep and engaging combat system to trigger devastating combos.

While exploring this mythical place, players will be fully immersed thanks to the original soundtrack created by Mentrix. The Iranian-born composer mixes both traditional instruments and modern sounds to guide players from one environment to another. Mentrix will be joined by award-winning composer Gareth Coker bringing his own personal touch to convey the epic scale of the boss fights.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown hits PlayStation 4|5, Xbox Consoles, PC, and Nintendo Switch on January 18, 2024.

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