One of the biggest surprises of the opening show of the Summer Game Fest was the presentation of the new part of the Prince of Persia series, which is entitled The Lost Crown. The game is based on classic 2D action, but with modern graphics and gameplay. However, fans were not really enthusiastic about the announcement.
Prince of Persia is one of the most popular and influential video game franchises that started over 30 years ago. The last part of the series, The Forgotten Sands, was released in 2010, and since then many have been waiting for a sequel or a reboot. Last year, Ubisoft announced that it would remake the most popular episode, The Sands of Time, but the game was repeatedly postponed.
However, at the Summer Game Fest, another Prince of Persia game was unveiled that brings a whole new story and style. The Lost Crown is a side-scrolling adventure game in which you have to rescue a captured prince in an enemy empire as a member of an elite warrior team. In the game, you have to face many traps, mythical monsters and powerful soldiers while using your time manipulation skills.
However, the announcement of the game was not an undivided success among fans. Many were disappointed with the cartoony graphics of the game, which they felt did not fit the mood of the series. Others have complained that the game does not continue or renew The Sands of Time trilogy, but instead takes the franchise in a completely different direction. The game’s demo video on YouTube has more negative than positive likes:
currently 6800 positives against 26000 negatives!
Of course, there are those who are happy about the return of Prince of Persia and are curious about the game. Many praised the gameplay and innovations that could bring a breath of fresh air to the series. And some hope that if the game is successful, Ubisoft will pay more attention to Prince of Persia.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown will be released on January 18, 2024 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.
Source: Video Games Chronicle