Prince of Persia 3 Announced for 2005

Prince of Persia 3 Announced for 2005 Prince of Persia 3 Announced for 2005

In preparation for E3, Ubisoft has announced that it is working on Prince of Persia 3 (working title) for the PS2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and the PC-CD Rom. Scheduled for release in the second half of 2005, Prince of Persia 3 is the third volume in the PoP franchise.

The game, carrying the experience gained from the first two, will try to blend the best features from the first two installments (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Prince of Persia Warrior Within).

According to Ubisoft, Prince of Persia 3 will attempt to breath new life into the franchise with plenty of unexpected twists that will cater to the needs of long-time fans and newcomers alike. Prince of Persia 3 will be showcased at the Electronic Entertainment Expo May 18 - 20 at Ubisoft's booth.

The Prince of Persia, a seasoned warrior, returns from the Island of Time to Babylon with his love, Kaileena. Instead of the peace that he longs for, he finds his homeland ravaged by war and the kingdom turned against him. The Prince is rapidly captured and Kaileena has no choice but to sacrifice herself and unleash the Sands of Time in order to save him. Now cast out on the streets and hunted as a fugitive, the Prince soon discovers that past battles have given rise to a deadly Dark Prince, whose spirit gradually possesses him.

Game features include:

- Play and master two distinct characters: Wield the powers and weapons of two master warriors with different combat styles, attitudes, and histories.

- Choose your way to fight: Master the expanded Free-Form Fighting system to destroy enemies in your own style; strangle enemies from afar with the deadly Daggertail; or surprise them with full-speed one-shot kills using a brand new stealth art. The choice is yours.

- Battle freely through Babylon: Dominate enemies on the perilous rooftops, dodge through chaotic streets, and ambush pursuers in dark, underground passageways.

- Immerse yourself in a dramatic story: Experience unparalleled depth in storytelling as you fight your way through a twisting tale filled with adrenaline, tension and discovery.

- Manipulate time to surprise enemies: Execute powerful attacks against entire armies by slowing down or rewinding time, or surprise them by using some all-new Sands of Time powers.

- Experience a masterful blend of gameplay: True to the Prince of Persia franchise, the game provides a variety of action combat, agility and story-driven puzzles - all masterfully blended together into a rich gaming experience.

A teaser website, available by following the download tab above, has been setup by Ubi but there's nothing much there for the time being. Expect a lot more as E3 draws closer.