Quit Smouldering With Generic Rage – Ubi Unveils PO

Today Ubisoft officaly announced that it is developing Prince of Persia 3 (working title) for the PlayStation2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and PC. Scheduled for release in the second half of 2005, Prince of Persia 3 is the third volume in the award-winning Prince of Persia franchise.

Blending the best features from the first two installments with the talent, vision and ingenuity of Ubisoft’s development teams, Prince of Persia 3 will enliven the franchise with a vitality – and plenty of unexpected twists – that will impress and satisfy long-time fans and newcomers alike. Prince of Persia 3 will be showcased at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Prince of Persia 3 promises to be THE best instalment in the legendary franchise,” said John Parkes, EMEA Director Marketing at Ubisoft. “By combining two playable characters in a masterly balanced gameplay, with the perfect mix of acrobatic moves and a compelling storyline, the Prince of Persia will appeal to both Sands of Time and Warrior Within fans alike. The Prince is back to reclaim his kingdom, and he has a few surprises in store…

POP 3 Features

– Play and master two distinct characters Wield the powers and weapons of two master warriors with different combat styles, attitudes, and histories.

– Choose your way to fight Master the expanded Free-Form Fighting system to destroy enemies in your own style; strangle enemies from afar with the deadly Daggertail; or surprise them with full-speed one-shot kills using a brand new stealth art. The choice is yours.

– Battle freely through Babylon Dominate enemies on the perilous rooftops, dodge through chaotic streets, and ambush pursuers in dark, underground passageways.

– Immerse yourself in a dramatic story Experience unparalleled depth in storytelling as you fight your way through a twisting tale filled with adrenaline, tension and discovery.

– Manipulate time to surprise enemies Execute powerful attacks against entire armies by slowing down or rewinding time, or surprise them by using some all-new Sands of Time powers.

– Experience a masterful blend of gameplay True to the Prince of Persia® franchise, the game provides a variety of action combat, agility and story-driven puzzles – all masterfully blended together into a rich gaming experience.