At Summer Game Fest, Ubisoft revealed 2.5D action platformer Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, release date January 2024 on Switch, PS4 PS5, Xbox One Series X S

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, a New Platformer, Launches in January

Ubisoft actually had a good surprise for once. Can you believe it? At Summer Game Fest, Ubisoft announced 2.5D action-adventure platformer Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, which has a release date of January 18, 2024 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC via Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store (no Steam), and Amazon Luna. The game will receive a larger reveal at the Ubisoft Forward showcase on June 12, but for now, the announcement trailer is good enough. It is set in a “mythological Persian world,” and you play as a new hero named Sargon. It also “Metroidvania-inspired,” for whatever that is worth.

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Check out the reveal for Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown below. The game is being developed by Ubisoft Montpellier.

Meanwhile, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is still in its early “conception” phase following its developer reset, making this new sidescrolling platformer all the more welcome and surprising. The Prince of Persia franchise in general has been on ice for years until now. At least it’s in a better state than Beyond Good and Evil 2, which might literally never release. It’s fair to say that Ubisoft is not in the best shape these days, but we’re always rooting for their working environment to improve and the games to rebound.


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