Prince of Persia Sands of Time Remake: The much anticipated game series is set for a comeback this Januray 2021 with some changes.
Through the years Prince of Persia Sands of Time has always been a fan favorite game. The unique puzzle solving mechanics, use of stealth, jumping over castle walls and of course travelling through time has only resulted in the game developing a cult status among gamers.
Yes It’s official!
Earlier today Ubisoft confirmed and officially announced the return of Prince of Persia franchise. With the remake of the original Sands of Time game, Ubisoft marks the re-entry of the much-loved series for the first time in over ten years.
⏳ Guess who’s back? ⏳
— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) September 10, 2020
Let’s take a look at what we know so far –
A very special Indian connection –
The two teams involved in this project are Ubisoft’s very own Pune and Mumbai studios. The Mumbai studio was in charge of the content, art and animation. The Pune team handled the technical part. With some help from Ubisoft Paris the project culminated in two years and had over 170 employees working on it. This also marks the remake as India’s first end-to-end console development.
Some new additions and changes-
While the remake will follow the original 2003 game’s Storyline and characters, Ubisoft has come up with some changes. The Remake runs on a version of the Anvil game engine, Ubisoft’s internal engine it uses for Assassin’s Creed games. As per today’s standards control is modernized along with a new camera and combat. The original game’s aesthetics are retained, while all the features are enhanced.
Yuri Lowenthal: The voice of the Prince –
The remake also has Yuri Lowenthal reprising his role as the original voice behind the Prince. Fans will remember how Yuri’s wit and charm made the Prince more endearing. Moreover, he has also done the motion capture for the game. Guidestones actress Supinder Wraich plays the role of the Princess, Farah. The Indian teams also consulted with Prince Of Persia creator Jordan Mechner in pre-production.
— Yuri Lowenthal (@YuriLowenthal) September 10, 2020
Remakes are quite the rage in today’s gaming world. With Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake, this marks Ubisoft’s first foray into the world of remakes. Ubisoft has already captured their attention and it remains to be seen if the Montreuil based company is able to meet their expectations.
The new game launches on January 21, 2021, and will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Store on Windows PC and on UPlay+. The suggested retail price stands at 40 euros for now.