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Ubisoft releases Prince of Persia news aplenty, including on that Sands of Time remake

Yes, it’s still coming, and so is a whole mess of other Prince of Persia stuff, as Ubi told all during yesterday’s Ubisoft Forward event.

Moooooving

If you had heard that the remake of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time was dead in the water, we’ve got some good news for you. Not only is that title still very much coming up, but there’s actually quite a bit more Princely action heading to fans as well. All of that was revealed yesterday, when Ubisoft took to the online arena for Ubisoft Forward, the company’s online showcase.

Prince of Persia wasn’t alone in the spotlight of course, as other Ubi titles were included as well, but PoP did take up a significant footprint. That presence was spread out across three different games, with Sands of Time being joined by The Lost Crown and The Rogue Prince of Persia.

What’s lost is found

Making an impression amongst fans of the core property and the metroidvania genre alike, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown released earlier this year to a decent amount of acclaim. Now Ubisoft is bringing some fresh life to the title, with the Divine Trials update.

A free download for owners of the base game, the Divine Trials brings “22 new expert challenges for players to push their skills to the maximum”. Those challenges come by way of a special doorway that’s accessible in the Haven. Passing through it will unveil the Hall of Memorials, where players will find four sets of challenges waiting for them.

Make sure you stick with the video below too, because there’s a tease of some story-based DLC (Mask of Darkness) just after the look at the Divine Trials.

A Rogue expands

Next up was The Rogue Prince of Persia from Evil Empire, which is still in Early Access. A somewhat different take on the Prince theme, The Rogue Prince of Persia offers 2D gameplay, but in a roguelite format. And if you’ve been enjoying its varied action, then you’re going to want to fire it up to grab “The Temple of Fire”.

An all-new biome for the game, The Temple of Fire brings “new enemies, traps, and traversal challenges” to the game. Along with a pair of new Mobs (the Shielded Warrior and Duellist), the content pack gives player the Flaming Censers as a new weapon possibility, and the Meta Progression Skill Tree.

That’s pretty much what it sounds like, letting players use Spirit Glimmers “to unlock persistent improvements” across their runs.

While the Temple of Fire is the first major addition to The Rogue Prince of Persia, it definitely won’t be the last. Evil Empire says that there are multiple updates en route, as we head towards the launch of the full 1.0 version of the game.

The shifting sands

Finally, closing things out for this roundup, is the remake of The Sands of Time. We had thought at one point that this long-awaited modern renovation was silently canned, but that’s definitely not the case. And while Ubisoft Forward wasn’t all that loaded with new info, it did contain some snippets.

For one thing, the beloved Prince of Persia adventure is being rebuilt from the sand up. Ubi says that this is being done in a way that “captures the magic of the original game”, so fans of the neo-classic should be pleased. It’s being worked on by a monstrous five studios too, with Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Pune, and E-Studio “joining forces” with Ubisoft Montréal for the project. That should teak you just how highly Ubisoft regards this one.

According to the publisher too, the pre-production phase has completed, and full production is kicking off. Not that you should think Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is anywhere close to launch, as we’re looking towards 2026 for that. So basically, stay tuned.

Here’s your first glimpse:

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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