Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (the movie) hits theaters in May, based on Ubisoft’s game of the same name from 2003. So, without surprise a video game absolutely would have to come out around the same time, tied-in with the film directly or not.
Video games that tie-in with movies tend to be more tie-ins with movies than games and the vast majority of them come out and are not good. The game coming out alongside the film however, looks to not copy the film, but act as a sequel to the 2003 hit game, ignoring last year’s disappointing, strangely stylistic and cell-shaded “reboot.”
The new game, titled Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands was officially announced a few weeks back and is coming out alongside the movie in May. The premiere trailer for it was presented at today’s Spike TV VGAs and you can watch it below.
They’re definitely trying to make the Prince look like Jake Gyllenhaal from the Sands of Time movie trailer, but it looks like this cinematic was rushed for this event and I fear the game my be rushed to come out alongside the movie too.
I can’t wait to try it regardless, and I hope from the best from Ubisoft.
What did you think of the teaser trailer?
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands releases on the Xbox 360, PS3, PC and the handhelds May 10, 2010 and the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time feature film opens in theaters May 28, 2010.