Ubisoft has announced that Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown will be released for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Amazon Luna, and Windows PC through the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store, including Ubisoft+, on January 18, 2024. Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier (Rayman Legends, Valiant Hearts), Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is a fast-paced, 2.5D action-adventure platformer that was inspired by Metroidvania games, and while it doesn’t star the Prince from The Sands of Time Trilogy, it does bring back some of the franchise’s defining features, including time powers, parkour, and puzzle solving. More information regarding Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown will be shared during the upcoming Ubisoft Forward Conference, which is scheduled for Monday, June 12.
From a Ubisoft press release:
In this brand-new adventure, players will embody Sargon, a young, gifted warrior, and member of an elite group called The Immortals. As they are sent to rescue Prince Ghassan, they will explore Mount Qaf, a once wondrous place, now cursed and hostile. Sargon and his brothers-in-arms will soon discover that time itself will be a treacherous foe and that the world balance must be restored.
Inspired by the Metroidvania structure, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown lets players explore a handcrafted world at their own pace. From the majestic Citadel of Knowledge to the colorful landscapes of the Hyrcanian Forest, players will discover a variety of environments inspired by Persian mythology. By acquiring new time powers, unlocking unique abilities, and combining them in combat, Sargon will progressively delve deeper into Mount Qaf, solving puzzles, finding secrets, and completing exciting side quests.
In this epic journey, Sargon will fight his way through mythical enemies, larger-than-life bosses, and vicious traps. By combining combat and platforming skills, players will defeat time-corrupted creatures such as Jahandar, the dreadful Manticore, guardian of the Citadel. Players will be able to express their creativity in a deep and engaging combat system to trigger devastating combos.
While exploring this mythical place, players will be fully immersed thanks to the original soundtrack created by Mentrix. The Iranian-born composer mixes both traditional instruments and modern sounds to guide players from one environment to another. Mentrix will be joined by award-winning composer Gareth Coker bringing his own personal touch to convey the epic scale of the boss fights.