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The Rogue Prince Of Persia

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Platformer
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Evil Empire

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'The Rogue Prince of Persia' Available On Steam Early Access - Trailer

by Rainier on May 27, 2024 @ 4:17 p.m. PDT

The Rogue Prince of Persia is a 2D fast-paced action-platforming roguelite.

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, molding him into a formidable warrior. In 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 outmaneuver 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 colorful 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 weapon 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, and also makes each run completely unique.

Ubisoft & partnering studio Evil Empire announced that The Rogue Prince of Persia is available worldwide in Early Access on Steam at $19.99, with a 10% discount during the first 24 hours.

The game is also available to play on GeForce Now service.

At the start, The Rogue Prince of Persia Early Access will include 6 biomes, 8 main weapons and 6 powerful tools, 2 boss encounters, as well as 30 trinkets for endless combinations to suit all playstyles.

“We plan to be in Early Access for around a year, probably a little bit longer. Of course, we have our own plans for extra content, but the whole point of Early Access is to work with you, the community. So, if we need to take a couple months more to improve the game because you're giving us great suggestions, then we’ll do it!”

“We plan to add all the good stuff – more levels, weapons, features, enemies, bosses, story acts and meta progression. Along the way we want to find out if there's anything we can add to the core gameplay too. In fact, our plan is to double the amount of content from Early Access launch to 1.0.”

“I am extremely excited to show The Rogue Prince of Persia to the players, and I'm really looking forward to the game becoming not just ours, but a project between us and the community!” says Lucie Dewagnier, Game Director at Evil Empire.

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!

The Rogue Prince Of Persia is coming to PC (Steam) in 2025, with other platforms to follow.


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