July 24, 2024

In a transfer that feels a bit of like being catapulted again in time a number of a long time, Ubisoft has launched a free playable Prince of Persia: The Misplaced Crown demo – for Xbox, PlayStation, Swap, and PC – forward of the sport’s full launch subsequent week.

Prince of Persia: The Misplaced Crown revives Ubisoft’s shamefully long-dormant action-platforming collection for a brand new era – a brand new era that would not even have been born when the final recreation got here out in 2008, because of Ubisoft’s dallying – this time sending the prince’s protector Sargon on a Metroidvania-style quest full of side-scrolling fight and platform motion.

Early phrase on Prince of Persia: The Misplaced Crown – which has been developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, the studio behind the great Rayman Legends and Origins – is reassuringly optimistic, with Digital Foundry’s John Linneman calling it a “supremely polished, extremely easy recreation that completely leverages each platform it has shipped on.”

Prince of Persia: The Misplaced Crown demo trailer.

“Platforming ramps up superbly with gamers requested to navigate more and more intricate rooms and puzzles utilizing a mixture of jumps, dashes, wall runs and extra,” John wrote in his tech breakdown. “Simply operating by way of the world is a pleasure. Fight too, which is primarily melee based mostly, is fast-paced and difficult [and] enemies can wipe you out quicker than you’d count on.”

And if that is received you suitably intrigued, Ubisoft has achieved the virtually unthinkable so far as triple-A publishers go in 2024: it is launched – as per its announcement towards the tip of final yr – a free playable demo to provide curious events a style of Value of Persia: The Misplaced Crown motion earlier than they purchase.

In response to Ubisoft, the demo options “chosen sections from the sport, with early unlocks of Time Powers and amulets, to indicate the primary gameplay options whereas not spoiling the story”. Studies recommend the entire thing ought to take round half-hour to play by way of, so you might simply squeeze it in between no matter mendacity down or standing up you need to do that night.

The demo is accessible for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Collection X/S, Swap, and PC (through Epic Video games and the Ubisoft Retailer), and people very same platforms will play host to Value of Persia: The Misplaced Crown when the total recreation launches subsequent Monday, fifteenth January.