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Evil Empire & Ubisoft Reveal The Rogue Prince of Persia™, Available In Early Access On 14th May 2024

THE LEGENDARY FRANCHISE ENTERS THE ROGUE-LITE GENRE, NOW AVAILABLE FOR WISHLIST ON STEAM


Today, during the Triple-I Initiative Livestream, Ubisoft & partnering studio Evil Empire announced The Rogue Prince of Persia™, a 2D action-platforming rogue-lite game. The Rogue Prince of Persia™ will release in Early Access on Steam on 14th May, 2024.

 

The Rogue Prince of Persia is set in a fictional rendition of Ctesiphon, the capital of the Persian Empire. The city faces invasion by the Hun's army of possessed soldiers, led by the malevolent Hun chief, Nogai. Players will embody the Prince, who was gifted with a mystical bola that resurrects him each time he dies. This magical artifact has let him take huge risks to perfect the skills of acrobatics & combat in his youth, moulding him into a formidable warrior. Attempt after attempt, players must help the Prince explore different biomes, master new weapons, equip new trinkets, upgrade his gears at the Oasis and rally his allies to save the city from destruction.

 

To master the platforming sections, players will have to use the iconic wall run, allowing them to easily cross gaps, avoid traps and outmanoeuvre enemies. From the aqueduct to the grand academy, by way of the wild gardens, the Prince must use all his acrobatic skills to safely find a route through procedurally generated levels made of a variety of colourful biomes, inspired by Persian architecture. On top of all the environmental hazards players will have to deal with, they must fight through various enemies, both Huns wielding the dark shamanic magic and creatures corrupted by its influence. Plenty of options are available, to suit all playstyles, from twin daggers to spears, broad swords, and axes. Secondary weapons open the combat even further, with a choice of shields, bows, grappling hooks and more! Using these in combination with the wall run, shoulder vault, kick and stomp makes the Prince a formidable warrior, also making each run completely unique.

 

The game’s soundtrack is produced and composed by ASADI, a Persian-American Electronic Music Producer and Performance Artist. His talent and creativity will immerse players into a modern and epic vision of Persian folklore. The Rogue Prince of Persia’s Original Soundtrack is a fusion between traditional and modern sonorities, with rhythms supporting the moves and flow of the Prince.

 

Evil Empire studio benefits from a solid experience of 2D action-platforming rogue-lites. Wanting to start a brand-new project, they approached Ubisoft with their own take on the Prince of Persia brand, well known for its innovative spirit and gameplay masterclass. Ubisoft, as the publisher, and Evil Empire, as the developer, chose to release the game in Early Access on Steam, to work with the community and make the best game possible with the players, using the existing polished heart as a base. As time passes, players can expect new levels, bosses, weapons, enemies, and upgrades to arrive, as well as additions based on community feedback. As of now the story has a hard stop in-game, but more will come!

 

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