Two of Ubisoft’s most popular franchises may be gettingÂ the collection treatment similar to what Sony has done with God of War and Sly Cooper. Amazon France’s website has listings for a Prince of Persia Trilogy and a Splinter Cell Trilogy, both due out on November 2nd, 2010.
Ubisoft has notÂ officiallyÂ confirmed the existence of these two game collections, butÂ with multiple sources claiming they are real, it is starting to sound like a reality. AlongÂ with the Amazon pre-order page,Â aÂ site user at TheSixthAxis.com claimed that he sawÂ the gamesÂ listed in the pre-order book atÂ the game storeÂ he works at. This TheSixthAxis member jonny_bolton posted:
“Iâ€™ll give you confirmation. I read in out pre-order book today; â€œSplinter Cell Trilogy HD Classicsâ€. Iâ€™ll get you the date for it tomorrow. Dead excited! :D”
There are no specific details at this timeÂ regarding what gamesÂ could be included in these trilogies. It is speculated that the collections will consist of theÂ three games from each series release during the last console generation. That means for Prince of Persia weÂ could get: The Sands of Time, Warrior Within, and The Two Thrones. For Splinter CellÂ it would be: Splinter Cell, Pandora Tomorrow, and Chaos Theory. Just keep in mind that these collections have not been confirmed as real by Ubisoft, so the above titles are just a guess by the gaming community. As of right now theÂ PlayStation 3 is the only console mentioned for theseÂ collections, but I imagine this wouldÂ also come out for theÂ Xbox 360 unless an exclusivity deal was struck by Sony.
WhileÂ it is possible that this news is fake, it sounds like something that Ubisoft would be considering. With Splinter Cell: Conviction and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands already released earlier in the year,Â that leaves Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood asÂ Ubisoft’s only HD console releaseÂ for the holidays. Ubisoft may be looking to add these collections to their line-up to capitalize on the numerous delays across the industry that haveÂ pushedÂ several big gamesÂ to 2011. Releasing these collections in November, which are probably cheap to produce, could allow Ubisoft to keep these franchises in theÂ focus of the consumers and possibly make some decent sales numbers with the lack of competition.
Interested in picking up either the Prince of Persia Trilogy or the Splinter Cell Trilogy?