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Prince of Persia Remake Seemingly Confirmed by Russian Leak

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Another Ubisoft surprise may have been spoiled, with a remake of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time appearing on the Russian Uplay store. The leak was spotted by a reader of Russian outlet DTF, which published supplied images and videos without being able to independently verify them. Despite the absence of evidence, the project has previously been discussed by Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier, among others, following a retail leak last month.

The brief promotional video shared by DTF looks rough — more like a remaster than a remake — though that may be in part due to the low resolution:

So far, only Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has been discussed as part of this leak, though that game is part of a four-game arc. It, and its PS2-era sequels Warrior Within and The Two Thrones, were previously remastered for a 2010 PS3 launch. Although, it’s notable that some past reports had stated thought that it was a 2D Prince of Persia that was being remade.

This remake is expected to be officially unveiled at the Ubisoft Forward event later today. The event will seemingly be headlined by the re-reveal of open-world fantasy game Gods & Monsters, which has been rebranded as the less interesting Immortals: Fenyx Rising. Watch Dogs: Legion will also feature ahead of its launch next month, though Skull & Bones will not make an appearance.

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Editor and Contributor of The Escapist: Damien Lawardorn has been writing about video games since 2010, including a 1.5 year period as Editor-in-Chief of Only Single Player. He’s also an emerging fiction writer, with a Bachelor of Arts with Media & Writing and English majors. His coverage ranges from news to feature interviews to analysis of video games, literature, and sometimes wider industry trends and other media. His particular interest lies in narrative, so it should come as little surprise that his favorite genres include adventures and RPGs, though he’ll readily dabble in anything that sounds interesting.