Ubisoft has officially confirmed a reboot of the beloved Prince of Persia series with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
Revealed during the September 10 Ubisoft Forward event, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was announced with a shiny new trailer. In case you missed it, check it out below.
Ubisoft says: “Experience the classic tale that redefined action-adventure gaming in The Sands of Time Remake, the first full-scale remake of Prince of Persia by Ubisoft. Available January 21, 2021.”
Rumours of a potential revisit to the franchise first began way back in January, though they were pretty insubstantial leaks from Reddit. With nothing to verify the claims, the idea was soon forgotten.
The rumours then popped up again just a few weeks ago when a retail listing for a PoP remake surfaced – something which was shared on social media by industry insider Jason Schreier, leading to speculation that it actually could be true.
The retailer in question was Guatemalan online store Max, which showed two very interesting pre-order listings for a game called Prince of Persia Remake for PlayStation 4 and Switch.
The listings were swiftly pulled, but not before known video gamers insider Schreier took to Twitter to share the leak, suggesting that might be some truth to the claims of a remake.
“Video game retailers sure love leaking Ubisoft’s surprise announcements,” he said.
Similar to how Ubisoft’s Far Cry 6 was leaked just hours ahead of its reveal, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake appeared online just before its announcement and was shared by ResetEra user AndrewDTF [via EuroGamer].
Appearing on the Russian Uplay store, the new Prince of Persia game may have leaked, but that doesn’t make us any less keen to play it!
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time will be releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, January 21, 2021.
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