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Ubisoft announces Prince of Persia: The Shadow and The Flame coming soon to mobile

It looks like Android could very well be getting another Prince of Persia game in the near future. According to an announcement Ubisoft made yesterday, the company has been working on a new Prince of Persia game for mobile platforms called Prince of Persia: The Shadow and The Flame.

While the game announcement doesn't go into specifics as to which platforms this new Prince of Persia game would be arriving on, it is a safe bet that it will be for both iOS and Android (since it is the same Ubisoft division that made Prince of Persia Classic for both platforms) although you can probably expect the Android version to be released after the iOS version.

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Prince of Persia Franchise ‘Paused’; Weirdly, This is Probably a Prince Of Persia Reboot

“As soon as we have something to show, we will.”

Ubisoft has “paused” the Prince of Persia franchise while it considers new ideas. In an interview with IGN, Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat confirmed that the series is currently taking a break, but explained that shouldn’t be taken as a bad sign.

“Brand management is a tricky thing,” Mallat told IGN. “It needs people's attention a lot. I think it is fair to say that, right now, Prince of Persia is being paused. But we said the same thing for some other brands that suddenly popped up because a team is willing to do it.”

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!Discussion: Combat in "The Sands of Time"

MY SISTER AND I recently purchased the HD remake of the "POP Trilogy"; playing Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time really got me thinking about an issue that's been brought up constantly in regards to this particular game. The Combat/Battle Mechanics. For all the praise SOT has gotten, the biggest problem everyone appeared to have with it was the combat. And as two people who've never really thought to complain or take issue with it (either because we don't know any better or just plain never saw it as a problem), it strikes us as, well, weird.

For the literal ten years we've played this game, we've experienced no problems with the fighting mechanics like we've had with the platforming (i.e., The Prince responding at the last second and missing the ledge/pole and falling to his death when we press, tap, "caress" or mash the x button). He always responded accordingly, did what we wanted and typically never did anything stupid unless it was a error made on our part. It's probably one of our favorite aspects of the game despite acknowledging that the combat system does indeed improve tremendously in games like The Two Thrones or Forgotten Sands. but why exactly is/was it awful to everyone else?

The "Prince of Persia" rumor returns

The screenshot, which emerged on the official Ubisoft forums this weekend, makes reference to 'PoP Zero 2'. According to long-standing reports, 'PoP Zero' was a failed 2008 reinvention of the Prince of Persia series set in the modern era.

After the secret project was canned, many features and design ideas were said to have been incorporated into the original Assassin's Creed. The first whispers of a new 'Persia were voiced ahead of this year's E3, when supposedly leaked images appeared showing a cloaked figure and the phrase "Judgement is coming". The 'leaked' E3 pics appear to align with what we can see in today's image. We've contacted Ubisoft for comment. [SOURCE]

Leaked Ubisoft Images Tease New ‘Prince of Persia’?

Leaked images can prove to be massively informative or completely misleading, and the latest grabs of what looks to be a cinematic trailer from Ubisoft could go either way. Beyond some classical glimpses of armor and weaponry, it’s difficult to tell if the developer is preparing to unveil a new Prince of Persia title at E3 2012, or another entirely different property. Either way, it seems that ‘Judgment is Coming.’

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The Prince Of Persia among Guiness' "Top 50 Video Game Characters of All Time"

Guinness asked gamers to vote for the top 50 video game characters of all time, so if your favorite character is not represented in this list you probably should have voted harder. More than 13,000 gamers cast their vote at the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition website in order to create this list, and it ended up pretty much as one would have expected. Mario, Link, and Master Chief top the rankings, with very few surprises popping up in the remaining 47. I would not have expected Eddie Riggs from Brutal Legend to make the list, for instance, and Naruto doesn't seem like he should count.

Nintendo's penchant for creating memorable characters shines through, with 11 entries coming from the house that Mario built. Of course Luigi is not one of those 11. Everyone hates Luigi. Check out the full list below to see if your favorites made the cut.

1. Mario (Donkey Kong, Nintendo, 1981)
2. Link (The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo, 1986)
3. Master Chief (Halo: Combat Evolved, Microsoft, 2001)
4. Solid Snake (Metal Gear, Konami, 1987)
5. Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII, Square, 1997)
6. PAC-Man (PAC-Man, Namco, 1980)
7. Lara Croft (Tomb Raider, Eidos 1996)

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Ubisoft Unveils Box Art For Both Splinter Cell And Prince Of Persia Trilogies

March 22nd is going to be a big day for Ubisoft, on that day they will debut not 1 but 2 different boxed trilogies. On the one hand they will release Prince of Persia Trilogy HD. Now re-mastered in High Definition are three classic Prince Of Persia titles, exclusively for the PS3. Digitally enhanced HD and 3D graphics heighten the experience of adventure and improve overall gameplay. Included are Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones all in HD.

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Splinter Cell & Prince of Persia HD Collections Coming to Disc

Unsurprisingly, Ubisoft announced today that two new HD collections are in the works. The Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia series will each see a trilogy of its games re-released in high definition for the PlayStation 3. Both were rumored last year after retail listings popped up, with Ubisoft later confirming them.

Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD will include the original Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory all on one Blu-ray disc or as a download from the PlayStation Store. The 'classic' part of the title is most likely a clarification that it includes the first three games in the series rather than a suggestion that a second HD collection could be in the works. Three more Splinter Cell games have been released since Chaos Theory, but one (Conviction) was an exclusive to the Xbox 360 and PC and another (Essentials) was only for the PSP.

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Rumor: Blu-Ray Prince of Persia HD Collection Arriving in March

Europe already got it, we in North America were given the Prince of Persia Sand Trilogy via digital download, but we might be seeing a disc version on this side of the Atlantic. A product listing on GameFly leads us to believe that a disc version of the Prince of Persia HD Collection is coming on March 22nd. Considering that disc copies exist in Europe, pressing North American copies would not be that difficult for Ubisoft.

This is still very much just a rumor but hopefully we’ll hear something from UbiSoft really soon. [SOURCE]

Prince Of Persia Warrior Within Rages Out For Download On The PlayStation Store

Being a prince isn’t all about smiling at cameras all royal like, christening fancy boats, or whatever else princes do (seriously what do they do?) As in the case of 2004’s Prince of Persia Warrior Within from developer Ubisoft, sometimes you’ve got to fight off the immortal manifestation of Fate, as it tries to kill you for escaping your predestined death.

Thankfully this Prince isn’t at the mercy of this Final Destination-like scenario, he’s got some mean combat skills, along with duel weapon mastery to snuff the living (non-living?) daylights out of whatever nightmarish forces stand in his way. Oh, and the power to control time is fine too. And by fine I mean, amazingly cool.

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"Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (2010)" Nominated for a WGA

Oh, videogames, how we love your stories that lift up our spirit and at the same time let us beam it down to the ground by means of an ion cannon. One could say the Writers Guild of America acknowledges this with its announcement for the 2011 WGA Awards nominees for videogame writing, a category that first appeared in 2008.

Then again, this year's nominees are: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Fallout: New Vegas, God of War III, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Singularity and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. You have to keep in mind that this is based on submitted scripts for videogames -- not on actual in-game writing analysis or whatnot -- but even so, some of these titles seem like odd choices, to say the least.

Here's the full list of credits for each nominee:
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Story by Patrice Desilets, Jeffrey Yohalem, Corey May; Lead Script Writer: Jeffrey Yohalem; Script Writers: Ethan Petty, Nicholas Grimwood, Matt Turner; Ubisoft
  • Fallout: New Vegas, Creative Design Lead/Lead Writer: John Gonzalez; Writers: Chris Avellone, Eric Fenstermaker, Travis Stout; Additional Writing: Tess Treadwell, George Ziets, Jason Bergman, Nick Breckon, Matt Grandstaff, Will Noble, Andrew Scharf; Bethesda Softworks
  • God of War III, Written by Marianne Krawcyzk; Additional Writing by Stig Asmussen, Ariel Lawrence, William Weissbaum; Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Writer: Benjamin McCaw; Story Dialogue Editor: Marianne Krawczyk; Ubisoft
  • Singularity, Written by Marc Guggenheim, Lindsey Allen, Emily Silver; Additional Story and Writing: Jason Henderson, Adam Foshko, Michael Cassutt; Story and Script Consultant: Adam Foshko; Activision
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, Executive Producer-Writer: Haden Blackman; In-Game Script: David Collins, John Stafford, Cameron Suey; Additional Writing: Tid Cooney, Ian Dominguez, Tony Rowe; LucasArts

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Dastan Plushie

Title: Dastan Plushie
Artist(s): Pirateking42
Character: Dastan
Rating: G
Warning(s): None
Disclaimer: Dastan/Prince of Persia © Jordan Mechner/Disney
Artist Notes: Dastan from Prince of Persia Plushie for my wonderful friend's birthday. She LOVES the movie, and now she can cuddle everyone's favorite prince ;).
Made from fleece, puffy paint and a PILE of Model Magic Clay..... So much clay... so much....
-I made a a while ago, and thought I'd share here ;) This is my first post, please advise if I need to change anything.

Dastan Plushie here )

Morissette's "I Remain" among the 41 Eligible songs up for an Oscar

According to Variety.com, Alanis Morissette's theme for Prince of Perisa: The Sands of Time, "I Remain", is one of the many a contenders for Oscar Nomination for "Best Song" Nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards will be unveiled Jan. 25. The ceremony will be held Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within on PSN Now

Released today on the US PSN, and tomorrow on the EU Store, Ubisoft’s second game in the PlayStation 2 Prince of Persia trilogy, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within now features fully HD graphics and stereoscopic 3D capabilities, along with a full trophy list rounding out the new features.

PoP: Warrior Within is retailing at $14.99, and continues shortly after where PoP: Sands of Time left off, with the Prince desperately fleeing a relentless monster known as the Dahaka, who pursues any who have used the powers of time to make sure that they die. Battle your way through the Island of Time using acrobatic combos and time manipulation powers, while traversing between past and present realities in order to progress through the island. Rock out to Godsmack as you evade the Dahaka in an attempt to find a way to save yourself.

Will you help the Prince escape his desperate situation to find salvation? [SOURCE]

The Final 15 Contenders for the 2010 Best Visual Effects Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the final 15 contenders for the 2010 Oscar for Best Visual Effects.

This is only the first cut, though. Next, members of the Academy’s visual effects branch executive committee will select seven of the final 15. At that point, all the members of the visual effects branch watch 15 minute clip reels from those seven films and then select the five nominees. Eventually, one film will be given the Oscar on February 27 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. After the jump, look at the full list and join along in guessing which films will make the cut and which won’t.

Here are the fifteen films that are still in the running for a nomination, which will be handed out on January 25.

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Prince of Persia Trilogy £17.99 from Play.com [update]

Update:  Amazon UK are also selling the Prince of Persia Trilogy for £17.99.

Original: As part of their Mega Monday sale, online retailing giant Play.com is currently retailing PoP trilogy for £17.99, for today onlyThe package includes all 3 adventures from the Sands of time series. If your wondering what the big deal was about the first game, this may be the package for you.

Although PoP the forgotten sands was a improvement from the first next gen POP game, the series has languished over the years. Lets hope Ubisoft fix this, as there is a lot of untapped potential.

The sale ends midnight, so be quick. Don’t forget, GAME is also having a huge sale today, so make sure you check that out too. [SOURCE]