During the Ubisoft Forward event, the rumored Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake was finally revealed. Coming January 21st, 2021, the new trailer shows the acrobatics, wall-running, and time manipulation from the classic game with an updated coat of paint, but that’s not all. They are re-recording and using motion capture with the original voice actor for the prince.
The director comments after the trailer should reassure fans as well. The team did not change the original story or ideas. They did inject a huge dose of modern tech to make it play better and improve the camera. If you check out the full Ubisoft presentation, they show contrasting footage from the 2003 game and alpha from the upcoming game. It’s a huge difference.
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As the first remake from Ubisoft, there is a lot riding on Prince of Persia, and the developers seem to revere the original as much as the fans. It’s great to see more games lining up for the beginning of next year, and I look forward to reversing time when Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake releases on January 21st.
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Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.