May 19, 2010
As part of yesterday's 2009-10 financial results, Ubisoft revealed their first-quarter 2010 game line-up and within that line-up was a listing that will definitely get some old school gamers excited, Prince of Persia Retro for iPhone. A game that appears to be a port of the original 1989 classic platformer. But Ubisoft's financial results wasn't the only place this new title has been mentioned, the company's website actually contains additional information in the "coming soon" section:
For the first time on iPhone, relive the classic adventure that started it all! A wicked Vizier has given the Sultan’s daughter a horrible ultimatum: accept to marry him in 60 minutes, or die. You have been imprisoned in the lowest dungeons beneath the palace, and must now race against the sands of the hourglass in an effort to save your true love. Negotiate fiendish traps, engage in trilling swordplay and use death-defying acrobatics to make your way through one of the most celebrated and influential video games of all time. KEY FEATURES: • All-time classic As one of the progenitors of the platforming genre, Prince of Persia is legendary for its innovations in fluidity of animation, controls and level design. Experience an adventure that will enthrall first-time players and seasoned veterans alike. • Share your progress with friends Automatically post your progress to your Facebook pages using the game’s integrated connectivity. • Touchpad controls Control the prince’s jumps, battles and acrobatics using the iPhone’s unique touchpad controls.This same section of the website indicates that the game once had a release date of 4/29/10, which has obviously already passed. The financial results, however, reveal that the game could launch anywhere between April and June 2010. Although, if it did once have a 4/29/10 release date, it could arrive much sooner than later. Maybe right around the time the new Jake Gyllenhaal film based on the game hits theaters (5/28)?