Ubisoft Forward made the long-rumored announcement official. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is getting a remake!
Even as Ubisoft continued to crank out Assassin’s Creed after Assassin’s Creed, fans have eagerly been hoping they’d return to the Prince of Persia franchise. There was a glimmer of hope earlier this year when they revealed the upcoming VR Escape Room. At the very least it meant Ubisoft hadn’t forgotten the series entirely.
Then, just last month, it seemed like a remake leaked out just a bit early. Today, they’ve made it official and I’m as giddy as a school girl:
Developed by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is Ubisoft’s first ever full-scale remake, with a fresh approach to combat, puzzle solving and rewinding time. The new design, made with updated technology for today’s gaming systems, include new camera angles and fully remade sequences. Additionally, players will get to see a beautiful and fully reimagined ninth-century Persia through the eyes of the developers in Pune and Mumbai.
Relive the Prince’s journey for redemption after unwittingly releasing the Sands of Time on the Sultan’s Kingdom. As with the original, players will embody the heroic Prince alongside the daughter of the Maharaja, Princess Farah, as they navigate the palace, battle sword-wielding enemies, maneuver trap-filled rooms and ultimately confront the evil Vizier, who controls the Sands of Time. Players continue to progress as they combat enemies and master the art of parkour. Yuri Lowenthal returns, reprising his role as the Prince’s original voice and motion capture actor and players will be introduced to actress Supinder Wraich, who now plays the role of Farah.
It looks pretty incredible. From the new animation work, to the sleek gameplay, this is the game I’ve been waiting for, for a long time.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake launches in January 2021 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PCs.