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News video games 03 January 2024, 10:31

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown to Provide 25 Hours of Fun; New Gameplay [Update #2]

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is expected to be a game from fans and for fans of the series, as a new article on the game and gameplay is said to confirm.

Source: Ubisoft.

Update #2

Ubisoft has released a new trailer for Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown. You can watch it below.

Update #1

First reviews of Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown will appear online on January 11, 2024, a week before the game's release. This may mean that Ubisoft is confident of its success.

This month we are looking forward to the return of Prince of Persia (another one), which quite unexpectedly became one of the most anticipated game of the year. It will not be a short title, as completion of Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is expected to take about 25 hours.

This is according to information obtained by Kyle Hilliard from Game Informer during a visit to Ubisoft Montpellier studio. The journalist had the opportunity to review a sizable fragment, covering 3.5 hours, from the new PoP. Thanks to this we also got to see a new gameplay from Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, which includes a boss fight.

The return of this iconic series is the result not so much of pressure from above, but of the initiative of the team led by director Mounir Radi (and composed of many fans of the series), who worked on the project from 2019. The project itself, by the way, did not start life as a 2D game. The developers looked at the entire series, especially the oldest installments and the sense of "fear and isolation" present in them. They came to the conclusion that such an atmosphere naturally fits the metroidvania formula, in the veinf of Metroid Dread.

Leaving aside the inspirations (which also include other platformers and... fighting games), the developers confirmed the series' typical time manipulation and the inclusion of the Farsi (or Persian) language and multiple difficulty levels in the game's options. They have also developed Guided and Exploration modes, so to speak, which will facilitate traversing the game world to varying degrees.

Hilliard is confident that despite the seemingly unusual inspirations, The Lost Crown is a grand return of Prince of Persia. Whether it was actually worth waiting more than a decade for the new installment of the series, we will find out soon enough. The game will debut on January 18 for PC, PS4, XOne, PS5, XSX/S and Switch.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).