Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was released back in 2003. It was one of the first games to really showcase the new generation of hardware (PS2 era), enabling a smooth and interesting gaming experience that has not really been possible before. It is still fondly remembered today ̵1; gladly enough that Ubisoft will take it back in remastered form next year.
Ubisoft announced yesterday during its Ubisoft Forward presentation. The new game will be released on January 21. And this is a complete remake, not just a remaster – it looks like everything has been redone from the ground up, after the battle, the layout and the story of the original game, but otherwise it contains all the new elements. It comes to PS4, Xbox One and PC, without words on the next generation of consoles.
The original Sands of Time was the second 3D reincarnation of Prince of Persia, after a weak attempt at PC / Dreamcast. It is considered a classic, smart weave of time-consuming gameplay in both insecure platform games and innovative melee combat with multiple enemies. The story was also unusually good for the time, where critics and players praised the expressive prince hero and his dynamic love interest Farah. Later items in the series never reached the same praise and most recently a 3D game was released in the series in 2010.
All the visual elements of the game have been improved both technically and in terms of design, but those who want to see the original (and somewhat cartoonish) costumes and weapons must pre-order the game.
Source: Ubisoft via Engadget