Ubisoft shipped one game today and announced the release date for another: Prince of Persia will ship on Dec. 2 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Prince of Persia: The Fallen King will also ship that day for the Nintendo DS.
This next-gen version of Prince of Persia opens a new chapter in the franchise, with an open-world structure and dynamic AI while also introducing a new Illustrative art style.
In Prince of Persia, which takes place in a land rooted in ancient Persian mythology, the Prince is caught in an epic battle between the primal forces of light and darkness: the God of Light, Ormazd, versus his brother Ahriman, the destructive God of Darkness. The Prince arrives just in time to witness the destruction of the legendary Tree of Life, an act that threatens to plunge the entire world into eternal darkness.
Manifested in the form of the Corruption, a dark substance that physically contaminates the land and the skies, this evil spirit must be taken care of by the Prince, who partners with Elika, a deadly AI-controlled companion, to heal the world.