Leaked Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Trailer Points to Mid-January Demo

A new trailer has leaked ahead of tonight's Game Awards ceremony, this time for side-scrolling platformer Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown.

Published: December 7, 2023 10:19 AM /


Sargon looking bewildered in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

An upcoming trailer from tonight's Game Awards ceremony appears to have leaked, and this one's all about Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown.

The game is currently set for release in January, and it looks like the leaked trailer should have debuted during The Game Awards, but PlayStation Brasil appears to have mistakenly uploaded it early.

It's a story trailer that sets up the basic plot of The Lost Crown, which will see protagonist Sargon tasked with rescuing Prince Ghassan, who appears to be the titular Prince of Persia here (although the plot could well take a turn later).

A line of characters standing on a cliff in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown
It's up to this motley band to rescue Prince Ghassan.

As the trailer progresses, we see Sargon entering the land of Mount Qaf, where Prince Ghassan is apparently being held.

This being a Prince of Persia game, time isn't flowing normally here, and it's not long before we're introduced to our antagonist, Vahram, who has seen a vision of his kingdom "engulfed in flames" and wants to stop that future from happening.

After surviving a near-fatal fall, Sargon must then confront his erstwhile colleagues, with Vahram playing both sides against one another to achieve his own ends.

The trailer concludes with a swordfight between Sargon and Vahram. Let's hope this isn't a shot from the literal end of the game, eh?

According to PlayStation Brasil's trailer, a demo is scheduled to arrive for Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown on January 11th, a week before the game is due to release.

It's not clear whether that demo release date will apply worldwide, but it's a safe bet to assume that it will.

If you're not familiar with Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, it's a 2.5D platformer that's part of the long-running Prince of Persia series.

Announced back in June last yearThe Lost Crown returns to the series' roots, adopting the side-scrolling gameplay of classic Prince of Persia titles rather than the Tomb Raider-inspired 3D parkour of latter-day entries.

It may not be the long-awaited (and frequently delayedSands of Time remake for which Prince of Persia fans have been clamoring, but The Lost Crown is shaping up to be a solid platformer nonetheless, as our very own Andrew Otton's preview suggests.

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