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Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, a 2D Metroidvania, Announced at Summer Game Fest

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A brand new Prince of Persia game has been revealed as part of this year’s Summer Game Fest showcase.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is a new 2D action platformer, developed by Rayman Legends studio Ubisoft Montpellier. Playing as a Persian warrior named Sargon, you will explore the cursed region of Mount Qaf in search of the missing Prince Ghassan.

Built using a Metroidvania structure, the large map spans a variety of Persian mythology-inspired environments including the “majestic” Citadel of Knowledge and outdoor regions such as the Hyrcanian Forest. Each area contains platforming dangers, puzzles, and combat encounters, as well as new time powers to unlock and side quests to complete.

The trailer at Summer Game Fest showed off several glimpses of The Lost Crown’s challenges, including the boss battle with Jahandar the Manticore.

The Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Summer Game Fest 2023 Trailer

Ubisoft has also revealed that The Lost Crown’s soundtrack will be composed by Mentrix, an Iranian-born composer. They are joined by Gareth Coker, the composer best known for his work on Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is set to release on January 18, 2024. It will be available on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X, PC, and Amazon Luna. More information on the game will be revealed as part of next week’s Ubisoft Forward event on June 11. For more on what to expect in the coming days, check out our Summer of Gaming schedule.


Matt Purslow is IGN's UK News and Features Editor.

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