Ubisoft Montreal has just released the first gameplay video of the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and, well, it looks interesting to say the least.

A mix between developers interviews and gameplay snippets, the new video shows off many of the acrobatic skills that played such a prominent part in making The Sands of Time the huge success that it was. And thankfully, the team seems to be incredibly hyped about the upcoming title ( it would’ve been rather disconcerting if it had been otherwise). I’m not sure if I like the look of the new Prince, but hey, Sands of Time was always about the gameplay, right?

The only real problem I have with the trailer is this: the Prince’s legs. There is no way on Earth that a man could jump that high. The Sands of Time‘s jumping looked and felt fluid, and yet in The Forgotten Sands, it just looks horribly out of place. I’m sure that it’s been meticulously designed to take full advantage of the world around the Prince, but from where I’m standing it just looks wrong.

All in all, the new Forgotten Sands gameplay video seems to capture the right tone for the series, one of fluid gameplay and awesome combat. What more could you want?*

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is due for release on May 18th for Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3.

Source: CVG

*Oh yes, that’s right. A return to the awesome Prince of Persia (2008)!