I know what you’re thinking, it’s seven in the evening and rather than watch Hollyoaks you’re looking around the internet for news on the new Prince of Persia game. Right? Well, consider me your special Monday saviour, because the lovely chaps at Ubisoft have delivered an email that fulfills that very requirement. The Forgotten Sands, as the new game will be known, is due next May for every platform under the sun, and takes place between the ace The Sands of Time and the not nearly as good Prince of Persia Warrior Within.
Visiting his brother’s kingdom following his adventure in Azad, goes the press release, the Prince finds the royal palace under siege from a mighty army bent on its destruction. When the decision is made to use the ancient power of the Sand in a desperate gamble to save the kingdom from total annihilation, the Prince will embark on an epic adventure in which he will learn to bear the mantle of true leadership, and discover that great power often comes with a great cost. About £40.
The game will feature huge-scale multi-enemy combat, dizzying feats of acrobatic prowess in gigantic environments, unforgettable set pieces and (their words) epic wow moments. Epic wow, that’s got to be the new Mon Tage. As with the brilliantly descriptive Sands Of Time, the Prince will be able to use the Sands Of Time to create lovely small models of various castles and rewind time, but this time around he’s also borrowed a few goodies from Link and he’s able to harness the forces of nature too.