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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake revealed

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake revealed

Ubisoft formally unveiled Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake during its digital event. Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai are working on this remake of the 2003 title and the Prince will return January 21 2021 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. First screens and trailer after the jump.



THE PRINCE IS BACK IN PRINCE OF PERSIA®: THE SANDS OF TIME REMAKE

(Re) Discover the Prince’s Journey with the Classic Tale that Redefined Action Adventure Gaming


SAN FRANCISCO — September 10, 2020 — Today at Ubisoft’s digital press conference, Ubisoft Forward, Ubisoft announced the return of the Prince in Prince of Persia®: The Sands of Time Remake, the company’s first full-scale remake. Originally released in 2003, Prince of Persia®: The Sands of Time redefined action adventure gaming with its innovative gameplay, compelling story and lovable characters. Rewinding time once again, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake has been developed from the ground up with the Anvil game engine.

Starting January 21, 2021, the game will be available for $39,99 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One family of devices, Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Store on Windows PC and UPLAY+, Ubisoft’s subscription service.*

Developed by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is Ubisoft’s first ever full-scale remake, with a fresh approach to combat, puzzle solving and rewinding time. The new design, made with updated technology for today’s gaming systems, include new camera angles and fully remade sequences. Additionally, players will get to see a beautiful and fully reimagined ninth-century Persia through the eyes of the developers in Pune and Mumbai.

Relive the Prince’s journey for redemption after unwittingly releasing the Sands of Time on the Sultan’s Kingdom. As with the original, players will embody the heroic Prince alongside the daughter of the Maharaja, Princess Farah, as they navigate the palace, battle sword-wielding enemies, maneuver trap-filled rooms and ultimately confront the evil Vizier, who controls the Sands of Time. Players continue to progress as they combat enemies and master the art of parkour. Yuri Lowenthal returns, reprising his role as the Prince’s original voice and motion capture actor and players will be introduced to actress Supinder Wraich, who now plays the role of Farah.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake includes the original Prince of Persia game originally released in 1989, which can be unlocked during the Prince’s journey.

Players who pre-order the game will have access to the Back to the Origins set, which includes:

• The Original Prince outfit from the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
• The Prince’s Original Weapons set
• A Classic Filter that changes the look and feel of the game on the screen, just as if players were playing the game back in time

For the latest news on Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake and all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit news.ubisoft.com/en-us/.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake will be available for pre-order here: ubisoft.com/fr-fr/game/prince-of-persia

*$14.99 per month. Cancel anytime. The Ultimate Edition will be available as part of a UPLAY+ subscription at game launch. More information at uplayplus.com.

Announcement Trailer

All comments

Commented on 2020-09-10 23:24:41
Man, I saw the threads about the leak, but I intentionally avoided them to be able to see how this "remake" looked with the actual trailer. And what a disappointment it is. The first time I saw the new characters' models, I couldn't believe what I was seeing... and the more I kept watching, the more I kept thinking: "Is everyone working on this game blind or something!?" The fuck!?! These are really freaking awful character models. ffs The environments look great, but the rest.

I love the original in spite of the combat being shit and repetitive, with some fights being very unfair because the game demanded from you something the combat couldn't give. I got to a point, that I just left the game at that and only completed it many years later.

And it still is a great game because it has one of the best stories in gaming, with excellent characters, narrative and character development - The way the prince's selfish and arrogant personality caves and turns to a selfless and caring one, even going so far as... stopping here because of spoilers. The story is fucking brilliant!

The game deserved better. Like many people on Eurogamer, ResetERA, Reddit and YouTube have said, after so many high quality remakes like Shadow of the Colossus, Resident Evil 2 and 3, Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, Spyro Trilogy, Crash Team Racing, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, the upcoming Mafia 1 remake and Demon's Souls remake, to name a few, this seems like the worst remake ever made.

Some people are even calling it the first ever "demake", because the original looks miles better. Sands of Time deserved a better treatment, I can't even take the game seriously every time I see these awful character models. I hope people at Ubisoft actually listen to the feedback and redesign the characters' models. There's still time to do it for the in-engine cutscenes and gameplay, maybe even for the CGs. That's the hope, because as of now these are extremely horrid characters.
Commented on 2020-09-11 07:02:13
Remakes normally mean there is a new game coming (if the remake sell well). but I can't see this one performing well in the market and I'm sad. what is this? 2010?
Commented on 2020-09-11 07:22:02
Do we know which specific Ubisoft studio worked on this one ? I'd be surprised if it isn't one of the "lesser" ones...
Commented on 2020-09-11 09:42:14 In reply to Yarost
According to Eurogamer: "This version of The Sands of Time has been a two-year project for Indian studios Ubisoft Mumbai and Ubisoft Pune, and the first game either has helped to lead development on. Previously, both have provided co-development work for other Ubisoft games like Just Dance and Steep."
Commented on 2020-09-11 09:44:49
It's just the same type of remake than Ubi did for the original PoP on X360, nothing more nothing less. I can see why people would be disappointed, but it's just a remake similar to what THQ Nordic did with Destroy All Humans (and thankfully not a remaster like Kingdoms of Amalur...).
Commented on 2020-09-11 09:58:17
This is not a Re-make. this is a Re-sell in more platforms. Remake means some elements will be maked again :P marketing will not work for old gamers, only those who haven't play it already might buy this "remade"
Commented on 2020-09-11 10:46:01 In reply to Christoph
That explains it then...
Commented on 2020-09-11 12:25:43
Well, some elements have obviously been remade, unless you're all wearing blinkers. It's not because the assets they have used are not up to your standards that it's not a remake. Re-sells as you nicely call them are basically what you should call remasters like Kingdoms of Amalie or even the Uncharted HD trilogy.
Commented on 2020-09-11 15:16:36
More like Prince of India... :-/
Commented on 2020-09-11 21:35:46
Posted by Exoskeletor
This is not a Re-make. this is a Re-sell in more platforms. Remake means some elements will be maked again :P marketing will not work for old gamers, only those who haven't play it already might buy this "remade"
It's completely rebuilt from scratch on the Assassin's Creed engine. You really think they'd still be using tech from from 2003?
Commented on 2020-09-12 12:21:54
This is like revived, previously cancelled project from PS3 era lmao. :-O
Commented on 2020-09-12 17:23:53
Looks like a cutting edge microsoft first party AAA game from nowdays, he he.

That aside, its still a improved Sands of Time, a Masthapiece better than any Sony game lately, so a must play.
Commented on 2020-09-12 20:15:57
Prince of Poo;)

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