Prince of Persia Sands of Time Remake Arriving in January

Published: September 10, 2020 3:22 PM /


The logo for Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake

Update Sept 10 4:43 pm: It has since been discovered that Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake will also be coming to Nintendo Switch and that has been updated in the article.


One of the games announced at the Ubisoft Forward is the fittingly-named Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake. This remake of the 2003 reimagining of the 2D platformer will be arriving on January 21st next year.

Originally releasing in 2003, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was a reboot of a series of a trilogy of platformer games released between 1989 and 1999. In the game, the Prince releases the Sands of Time at the behest of the treacherous Vizier, transforming people into savage sand monsters, and the Prince must correct his mistake with the help of Farah, the Maharaja's daughter. One of the game's biggest features in the game was the ability to use the Dagger of Time to manipulate time, which could be used to correct platforming mistakes or freeze time to fight against the monsters created by the Sands.

As for the remake, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is described as Ubisoft's "first full-scale remake." It'll feature a fresh approach to combat, puzzle solving, and rewinding time. With the help of modern technology, the game will be able to bring 9th-century Persia to life like never before. Players who pre-order the game will get the 'Back to the Origins' set, which includes the Prince's outfit from the original game, his original weapons, and a 'Classic Filter' that "changes the look and feel of the game on the screen, just as if players were playing the game back in time."

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake releases January 21, 2021 with a price tag of $39.99 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC via the Epic Games Store, and the Ubisoft Store for PC and UPLAY+.


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