September 8, 2008
The TrueGameHeadz crew had a chance to check out UBISOFT’s new Prince of Persia game at their 2008 NYC preview line-up event. I think it’s safe to say the game will be triple A wholesome goodness! Check out the nearly 10 minutes worth of video of the game in action. The Prince is back!
July 23, 2008
So here’s the story, Facing imminent danger, the Prince flees to a deserted kingdom that seemingly offers sanctuary. Already touched by the evil Corruption, a dark substance that physically contaminates the land and the skies, the kingdom is filled with adventure, challenge and intrigue. As the Prince seeks a way to fight the spreading Corruption destroying the land, he encounters a partially infected creature that promises salvation. But is the creature truly an ally or merely an enemy in disguise? It seems this perilous alliance may be the only way for the Prince to face the forces of darkness and save the Persian kingdom from the Corruption once and for all.
The game is played with the stylus so pulling off attacks and acrobats will be fast and easy. You’ll travel across 50+ stages accompanied by a new character called “Magus”. The two of you will work together to complete puzzles and advance through the game. So this is a new direction Ubisoft is going with the franchise I just hope it gets more fans instead of losing old ones.
May 21, 2008
It’s official…the prince has been found and he aint’ no persian! Jake Gyllenhaal of Donnie Darko, Broke Back mountain fame has been cast in the lead role in the new Prince of Persia: Sands of time movie dropping next summer. Directed by the king of summer blockbuster explosions Jerry Bruckheimer andÂ Disney, PoP:sands of time will tell the story of prince Dastan as he battles an evil vizher from controlling the sands of time (which allows the user to travel back in time..duh!). The plot will be loosely based off the game of the same name, so you can expect to see creatures, signature traps, magic and some cool special fx’s. I can say that im pretty amped to see how this turns out especially being a fan of ol’ Bruckheimers past spectacles. And for those who worry, series creator Jordan Mechner has been heavly envolved in the script. So im sure he won’t let this movie end up utter crap…right? Hopefuly this will be a good videogame to movie translation and finally do justice to videogame movie in general. One thing’s for sure, i know Bruckheimer will take us on a wild ride thru persia!
April 30, 2008
Our boy is back! Look at the “Fresh” Prince in these ill screens from French Mag Joypad. It looks as if this title will be a “restart” for the series. With the story having nothing to do with Last-Gen’s trilogy. Based on the French Translation done by Eurogamer, the story is based on “The tales of the Thousand and One Nights” in lieu of the Arabian Nights of the past games.
One thing I do know, or I would pray for is that it’s nothing like Assassin’s Creed. The game play in AC took awhile to get used to and it was downright boring. I’m glad that the prince is back and judging by these screens he’s coming with a nice visual flair.
January 24, 2008
Ubisoft is one of those strange companies, and not because they are French, to release really great games that are loved by most and hated by others. Regardless of your stance on the company, it remains a fact that they bring out solid titles for a multitude of gamers. Founded in 1986, Ubisoft is currently under the helm of Yves Guillemot, who founded the company at the age of 26. Ubisoft was a third party software company at first but slowly expanded its reach across the globe, even purchasing Red Storm Entertainment in 2000. Red Storm Entertainment are the guys responsible for the Tom Clancy games.