Ubisoft has pulled the covers off of their Nintendo DS-specific Prince of Persia title today, entitled Prince of Persia: The Fallen King. The game — meant to complement the next-gen versions of Prince of Persia this holiday — is being designed by Ubisoft’s Casablanca studio, and will feature its own independent storyline.
The title finds the Prince fleeing to a deserted kingdom, only to find that it’s already been touched by the Corruption, the dark substance that infects and destroys lands. In his quest to fight the Corruption, the Prince meets an all-new playable creature, The Magus. Players wlil be able to switch between the Prince and The Magus to both fight and solve puzzles in the game’s 50-plus areas.
Prince of Persia: The Fallen King is set to ship alongside the console versions this holiday. Press release with details if you’re interested in that sort of thing can be found after the jump.
[Update: Ubisoft sent along one screen and some artwork. Not what we had in mind. We’re speechless.]
UBISOFT ANNOUNCES PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE FALLEN KING(TM) EXCLUSIVELY FOR NINTENDO DS(TM)
SAN FRANCISCO – June 26, 2008 – Today Ubisoft announced Prince of Persia: The Fallen King, exclusively for the Nintendo DS(TM) system. Developed by Ubisoft’s Casablanca studio, Prince of Persia: The Fallen King complements the highly anticipated version of Prince of Persia coming out this holiday on consoles and PC. Expanding the saga with an independent storyline, Prince of Persia: the Fallen King utilizes the unique stylus controls of the Nintendo DS system to deliver the extraordinary acrobatic and combat action that fans have come to expect from the Prince of Persia franchise. Prince of Persia: The Fallen King will be available at retailers nationwide for the 2008 holiday season.
About Prince of Persia: The Fallen King
Facing imminent danger, the Prince flees to a deserted kingdom that seemingly offers sanctuary. Already touched by the evil Corruption, a dark substance that physically contaminates the land and the skies, the kingdom is filled with adventure, challenge and intrigue. As the Prince seeks a way to fight the spreading Corruption destroying the land, he encounters a partially infected creature that promises salvation. But is the creature truly an ally or merely an enemy in disguise? It seems this perilous alliance may be the only way for the Prince to face the forces of darkness and save the Persian kingdom from the Corruption once and for all.
Game features include:
• The award-winning Prince of Persia franchise, built exclusively for Nintendo DS: Use the DS stylus to master the acrobatics, strategy and fighting tactics of the most agile warrior of all time.
• The epic journey continues in an all-new adventure: Immerse yourself in the captivating Prince of Persia universe with an original and independent story that closely coincides with the action of the console & PC editions of the game.
• Unique visual style: Brand-new art design delivers incredible environments in over 50+ maps. Explore deserted cities, dark labyrinths and forbidding jungles to battle the evil Corruption.
• Play as the all-new character: the Magus: Switch between the Prince and this mysterious new ally to fight, solve puzzles and utilize his magical powers to make your way through the corrupted land.