Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, scheduled for release on January 18, 2024, marks the return of Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia franchise with a new chapter.
Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, the studio known for the Rayman series, this game is a 2.5D platform action-adventure and introduces players to a new hero, Sargon. Here’s everything we know of the game.
The new protagonist and setting
Sargon, described as a gifted, agile, and acrobatic warrior, is at the center of Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown. He is a member of the Immortal clan, who embarks on a perilous journey to rescue the kidnapped Prince Ghassan in the cursed city of Mount Qaf.
The game’s setting, Mount Qaf, is a mythical Persian world, filled with larger-than-life landmarks and a variety of highly detailed biomes, each with unique identities and challenges.
The game promises a blend of time powers, combat, and platforming skills.
Players can look forward to performing deadly combos, defeating time-corrupted enemies, and navigating mythological creatures. Sargon will have access to Athra Abilities, which are anime-inspired special attacks linked to his Athra gauge.
These abilities are crucial for surviving the game’s various challenges, including encounters with boss characters like the manticore Jahandar.
Exploration and puzzle-solving
Exploring the prodigious Mount Qaf will involve solving puzzles, finding hidden treasures, and completing quests to learn more about the world.
The game is designed as a Metroidvania, with new paths opening as players progress and unlock new abilities.
Players will also encounter a variety of NPCs who provide sidequests, reveal map parts, upgrade equipment, or sell items like amulets and health potions.
Unique features and artistic direction
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown offers high-quality graphics, immersive cinematics, and a fresh artistic direction, all enhanced by a 60 frames per second rate across all platforms.
The game’s world is inspired by Iranian mythology and culture, featuring references to Persian architecture and folklore.
Pre-order bonuses and editions
Pre-ordering the game grants access to the Warrior Within outfit for Sargon.
Additionally, the Deluxe Edition includes a digital adventure guide and in-game content like the Prosperity Bird amulet and the Immortal outfit for Sargon.
The Collector’s Edition includes items like a statue of Sephiroth, a steel bookcase, a mini soundtrack CD, and a physical art book.