Prince of Persia Classic is now available for download. That's it. No song and dance.
Buzz for the game on Major Nelson's blog is very positive but the comments are now devolving into a discussion about XBLA's flawed DRM scheme (read: you got a refurb and can't play your games offline anymore).
Think you can rescue the Princess? And in less than 60 minutes? Without dying?
[via Major Nelson]
Hopefully this revamp of this classic game will live up to the hype. Anyone spending some more points this week?
[Update]: GamerScoreBlog now has the usual release details on their site. Read more for a rundown of game features
Well, we posted the "rumor". Now the rumor is confirmed. (Go figure.)
Ubisoft confirmed to Eurogamer that Prince of Persia Classic is coming to Xbox Live Arcade next Wednesday, June 13th.
Wanna know more about the game, check out our previous coverage.
Now how much is it? (I assume 800 MS Points) And will it be sharing the spotlight with anything else (retro title release possibly)?
PALGN is reporting that Ubisoft has sent word that Prince of Persia Classic will be released next week for Xbox Live Arcade. XBLArcade.com will keep you updated when more information becomes available to us about this release.
[Via Xbox Archive]
Apparently that stupid-head Matt Leone got his grubby mitts on Prince of Persia Classic. Why him? Why not me? Stupid.
Sorry. My jealousy clearly got ahead of me there. Gotta get that in check. But you must understand that I loved the original Prince. I could not even bear playing his more recent games starring his 3D doppleganger. It just didn't feel right to me.
As for the preview, it seems that the revamped version maintains the feel of the original. The movement-based puzzling will still punish you more than most modern games, but in a good way. However, Ubisoft has thrown us a bone by adding some additional check points to balance the difficulty for a more modern audience.
The big addition noted in the preview is ghosts. You will be able to race against a ghost of your fastest time which could add significant replay value to those that love a good race. I know I do.
Joystiq has uncovered a YouTube video sporting the new look Prince of Persia. Ubisoft's spiffed up version of the original Prince will be true to the original in all but graphics. But can this world survive the shock that comes from seeing the Prince without his proper head wrapping? Only time will tell and according to the story that time will be "early summer".
The USK website has been updated with a listing for Prince of Persia Classic by Ubisoft. The original Prince of Persia was a landmark game in a lot of ways especially due to the character animation, which was top notch for it's day. Since this is a USK "unveiling" there is no real information about the game, but due to the time era that this game originally came out (1989), expect retro and updated graphics to grace this classic.
[Via Xbox Archive]