Today Ubisoft unveiled the first trailer and game details for Prince of Persia. The all-new epic adventure marks the return of the critically acclaimed franchise and its first appearance on next-generation platforms. Led by the all-star team that created the previous Prince of Persia Sands of Time trilogy, Prince of Persia has been in development for over three years. The video game opens an entirely new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe in addition to introducing a fresh Illustrative art style, evolved combat system, open world structure and dynamic AI – most notably in the form of the Prince's powerful ally Elika.

Prince of Persia is scheduled to release shortly for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows-based PC. Ubisoft will also release a Prince of Persia game specifically designed for the Nintendo DS, featuring an entirely new storyline and additional characters. More details to be unveiled in the future.

"In so many ways the original Prince of Persia franchise set the standard for the action-adventure video game genre,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Ubisoft. "With the new Prince of Persia, we not only have a brand-new Prince, but an epic storyline and captivating universe that gives players a truly compelling gameplay experience that continues to elevate the genre to new heights.”

Check out the official site, and there's even a Q&A session over at Gamers Hell.

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