Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown’s story trailer has debuted at The Game Awards 2023 and revealed that a demo for the game is coming on January 11.
As The Game Awards is currently celebrating, 2023 has been an incredible year for gaming across the board. Although it might be drawing to a close, it looks like things are going to pick right back up again in 2024 with the release of Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown in January which, despite some backlash when it was first announced, has had some great previews and early impressions.
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Although first impressions of The Lost Crown’s gameplay have been very positive, Ubisoft Montpellier has remained quiet about the game’s story, something that the trailer that was just shown off at The Game Awards has finally cleared up. The trailer begins by reiterating that Sargon isn’t the titular Prince of Persia this time and that he’s actually tasked with rescuing him by the queen.
We then see Sargon with the rest of the Immortals as they make their way to where the Prince is being held, with Sargon noting that “time no longer flows like a river”. This was all stuff that we could have figured out before the trailer, but it’s then revealed that Vahram, one of the Immortals, turns on Sargon and makes him out to be a traitor to the rest of the Immortals.
The “time no longer flows like a river” quote is clearly a callback to the Sands of Time’s intro, which starts with the Prince saying, “Most people think time is like a river that flows swift and sure in one direction”.
The rest of the trailer shows Sargon fighting against the other Immortals, who appear to make up some of the game’s boss battles. It looks like Sargon is going to have his work cut out for him if he’s going to rescue the unnamed Prince and convince the Immortals that he’s not the one betraying the group.
The TGA trailer didn’t just reveal what the stakes are in The Lost Crown, as it also confirmed that a demo for The Lost Crown is coming on January 11, a week before the game’s launch. Hopefully that gets every Prince of Persia fan who has already written the game off for being 2D to give it another chance.
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