Sunday, April 5, 2009

Prince of Persia 4

It was only a few days ago that Prince of Persia 4 was officially announced but already we are getting tons of info. The plot is apparently about the Prince stopping the evil deity Ahriman, the gameplay has been described as a move away from God of War and more towards Soul Calibur, but the most shocking piece of news is that the graphics will be cel shaded!
The new Prince of Persia 4 game for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC will feature cel-shaded graphics! The new iteration in the Prince of Persia (PoP) series is aiming for an artistic and more poetic vision in its overall presentation. The 140-headed development team is hard at work on finishing the game by the end of 2008.

Ubisoft describes the storyline: The new games plot will return to the Arabian Nights and Persian mythology, specifically retelling the legend of twin good and evil deity brothers Ohrmazd and Ahriman. According to myth, Evil Brother (Ahriman) was once imprisoned within a magic box after a battle between the twins turned ugly, but he is accidentally unleashed upon the world when the box is opened by an unsuspecting desert bandit. As Ahriman ravages the world, the thief (i.e. the Prince) must rise to his destiny as a true hero by correcting his mistake and setting things right in the world. Progress is shown by trees growing, life flourishing, and the land returning to health in real-time as Ahrimans evil is re-sealed by the Prince in mystical wells.

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