Prince of Persia is back! Kind of, anyway. Ubisoft has revealed a brand new VR experience called Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time and it will take the format of an escape room. So, no, this is not a home-based experience. Instead, Ubisoft will be hosting these virtual reality escape rooms in over 300 locations globally. This experience allows players to control time to solve puzzles which will allow players to escape the room.
Here’s the official blurb:
The Dagger of Time takes place in the setting of the Prince of Persia Trilogy (Sands of Time, Warrior Within, The Two Thrones). Players are summoned to the Fortress of Time by Kaileena to stop an evil Magi. Kaileena restores and gives the Dagger of Time to the players so they can reach the Hourglass Chamber and use it to stop the Magi. You do not need to have played any of the previous Prince of Persia games in order to enjoy The Dagger Of Time.
The experience works with two, three, or four players and is suitable for almost all ages. The puzzles themselves have to be solved together as players work in their areas to control parts of the environment, virtually scale walls, and manipulate time as a team. Failure to work together will lead to totally failure to solve the puzzles and escape the room.
It has been a long time since we have seen any kind of Prince of Persia property from Ubisoft. Prince of Persia 2008 was the last new title in the franchise and was a new direction from the Sands of Time trilogy that came before it. It is good to see the franchise get some new life breathed into it, and here is hoping it leads to a resurgence for the Prince of Persia series on PC and consoles. Maybe we’ll see something on PS5 and Xbox Series X.