Is Climax Developing The Next Prince of Persia?
Numerous images appeared on developer Climax Studios’ website for an unspecified character platformer — and it looks suspiciously like a Prince of Persia game.
The sleeveless white vest, curved blade, red sash around his waist, and dark, tussled hair are either very inspired by the Sands of Time lead, or it’s the same dude. The Middle-Eastern architecture and occasional side-scrolling presentation of this mystery game’s platforming draws from Ubisoft’s dormant adventure series.
For reference, here’s a side-by-side image of Climax’s game and Prince of Persia:
The otherworldly elements in these images aren’t like anything in past Prince of Persia games, although the Dark Prince and time traveling mechanics in past games means weird magic stuff is always a possibility.
Ubisoft recently told IGN the Prince of Persia franchise was “paused,” but perhaps the developer will bring it back to life with an E3 reveal this June. A Ubisoft representative responded to IGN’s inquiries about a Climax connection by stating, “there is no new information to share in regard to Prince of Persia.” Climax Studios did not respond.
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By Mitch Dyer