Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is an upcoming 2.5D side-scrolling platform action-adventure game, based on the previous Prince of Persia series of games. Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by Ubisoft, the game is currently scheduled to release on January 18, 2024 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One and Xbox Series X and Series S.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is notable for being the first new PoP game since 2010's Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.
Plot and location
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is set in the cursed and hostile fantasy city of Mount Qaf, where the game's new main protagonist Sargon, a young Persian warrior and a member of the mythical Immortals, is tasked to rescue the kidnapped Prince Ghassan and restore the lost crown.
True to its roots from the original PoP games, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown features gameplay that combines combat and acrobatic platforming. Some changes to these elements from previous games are based on the Metroidvania sub-genre of more modern video games.
The player controls Sargon to explore the interconnected game world, which consists of dungeons and hidden rooms. The player can travel through platforming through actions like jumping, sliding, and dashing, as well as fighting enemies using two-handed swords, solving puzzles, and complete optional side-quests. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown requires players to pin a screenshot to the map screen, which allows them to remember any locked doors or unsolved puzzles they already encountered in the game.
New to the game is the Athra's Glow, a power gauge which is used to unleash special attacks and other effects when it is filled. Amulets can also be equipped by the player to boost stats and abilities. Plus, the player can earn currencies called Time crystals from enemies and quests to use them for buying new items and upgrading weapons from the shop, adding a layer of roleplaying games similar to the newer entries of Resident Evil and God of War.
Visuals and other features
For fans already familiar with the Prince of Persia games, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown introduces new abilities including the Rush of the Simurgh, allowing Sargon to dash forward instantly, while the Shadow of the Simurgh drops the shadow marker as a checkpoint that allows him to return to any time. This is mechanically similar to the abilities from Ubisoft's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
The game will be released as two versions: Standard and Deluxe. The Standard Edition comes with the base game, plus the pre-order bonus of the Warrior Within outfit. Meanwhile, the Deluxe Edition of the game will be released as a 3-day early access. It also includes the base game from the Standard version and an exclusive Deluxe Pack.
The Deluxe Pack features the Digital Adventure Guide and the Immortals Outfit. Plus, the Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Deluxe Pack also includes the Prosperity Bird Amulet, which is used to summon the bird during the game for revealing hidden treasures.
Jan 18, 2024
- CPU: AMD FX 8320 or Equivalent / Intel Core i5-6400 or equivalent
- RAM: 8 GB
- GPU: AMD Radeon R9 280 or Equivalent / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or Equivalent
- CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 or equivalent
- RAM: 16 GB
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or Equivalent
- It is the first new game in the Prince of Persia series since 2010’s Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.
- The game introduces a new hero named Sargon, who must travel to the cursed city of Mount Qaf to rescue the kidnapped Prince Ghassan.
- A well-timed parry will help build up Sargon’s Athra’s Glow, which allows him to unleash a special ability when it is completely filled.
- The game also includes elements commonly found in Metroidvania video games.
- Players will find Time crystals, which can be used to purchase new upgrades for Sargon’s weapons.
- Development of the game lasted for around three and a half years.
- The Lost Crown is an original game set in the Prince of Persia series, being neither a prequel or a sequel.