Ubisoft just officially announced Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, a game which will hit in May to tie-in with the feature film. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Prince of Persia (the film) will focus on the storyline from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, the first reboot of the franchise. Ubisoft’s temporarily abandoning their second Prince of Persia reboot to cash in on the film with this title, which seems to be a sidestory to the original Xbox and PS2 game and will apparently be more of a throwback.

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“The goal is to reach both audiences, the core and casual gamers. It will be a game that will have lots of combat, with the possibility for gamers that are not as good – a level for beginners. In that sense we are trying to cover both groups.” Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said during their financial report. That seemed to be the intention with the (quite fun) next-gen cell shaded reboot, but it will be nice to get back that time-rewinding feature from the last trilogy.

The trailer for the game will premiere during the Spike TV Video Game Awards on December 12th but since you probably don’t want to waste your time watching that, just keep an eye out for it online soon after. Expect The Forgotten Sands to hit all the major consoles and handhelds right alongside the film.

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