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Prince Of Persia: The Lost Crown - Everything You Need To Know

"Prince of Persia" is one of the longest-running and most beloved action-adventure series in gaming, but it has been dormant for a long while. It has been thirteen years since Ubisoft released a new game, with many fans fearing that the series would never return, especially with the planned remake seemingly on permanent hold. But now, "Prince of Persia" is returning to its roots to bring gamers the classic platforming they love — but with a twist.

"Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown" is an upcoming game that has the potential to revitalize the wall-running, sword-slashing series. The game brings back the 2D platforming and side-scrolling combat that put the original series on the map. But "Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown" also introduces new gameplay mechanics that give the game depth and faster-paced action, similar to the "Sands of Time" reboot series. "Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown" also features cinematic cutscenes that tell a brand-new story.

Here's everything we know so far about "Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown."

When will Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown be released?

"Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown" is releasing sooner than many may have expected. The game is set to launch on January 18th, 2024. This means it has a high probability of hitting shelves before the remake of "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," as long as it doesn't run into any of the same development woes.

"Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown" is also not locked to one platform, so fans can pick up "Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown" on either PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, or Amazon Luna. And there's no reason to pick one platform over another, as Ubisoft promises "a unique gameplay fluidity thanks to 60 fps rate on all platforms." So, players can start planning now what system they want to play "Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown" before it drops early next year.

Is there a trailer for Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown?

The announcement trailer for "Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown" is jam-packed with juicy details that are sure to excite "Prince of Persia" fans. The reveal trailer showcases the series' new artistic direction and its new protagonist. Gone are the realistic visuals, and this game instead goes for a stylized cartoony look. This will undoubtedly disappoint some fans, but one thing that probably won't disappoint is the gameplay.

The trailer begins with shots of a stylish desert environment before jumping straight into the story. After briefly introducing the game's plot, viewers are treated to some adrenaline-pumping action and a catchy soundtrack. The protagonist takes on many different types of enemies, including a massive manticore that surely won't be easy to take down. The trailer concludes with a preview of the protagonist at their full power, showcasing just how strong they can get — as well as a tease of what may be an alternate version of our hero.

What will Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown's gameplay be like?

"Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown" is bringing back the platforming of the original games, but with a 2.5D facelift reminiscent of the newer "Metroid" games. But now, players have more than just a couple of swords at their disposal. Players can now manipulate time and space, giving them access to new abilities. The trailer alone shows off an air-dash, a magical bow and whip, and even some sweet wrestling moves. These abilities and weapons can also be combined to pull off astonishing combos.

"Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown" will indeed be structured like a Metroidvania game, meaning players will have to unlock new abilities to proceed through various biomes. And there are more than just enemies to fight in "Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown," as the game will present players with puzzles and quests to complete along the way.

Although some longtime fans are skeptical about the new gameplay style seen in "Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown," most seem to agree that it's great to see Ubisoft wiping the sand off of this beloved series.

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