Ubisoft are really laying it thick this week with Prince of Persia information, not that we’re complaining or anything. Right after treating those lucky, lucky fellows down at IGN to a little peak into the world of the new PoP game, which is now named Prince of Persia: Heir Apparent by the way (Update: or not), they’ve dropped the bomb with another nice handful of new screenshots and a brand new trailer, this time from their Ubidays ’08 press event.
While some might complain that the trailer is most certainly not in-game footage, lacking that “illustrative” quality that Ubi Montreal keeps banging on about, it is still great to see the new Prince in some pre-rendered action.
The biggest proverbial bomb this new trailer drops is the introduction of a new character and ally for the Prince, Elika, a young lady who by the looks of things is also an Olympic gymnast. It may just be a symptom of the CG nature of the trailer, but I am not liking their little mid-air acrobatics one bit. They look over exaggerated, beyond the fantastic and into the ridiculous. I hope in the actual game the movement will be something slightly more subtle and understated, the likes of which we saw in Assassin’s Creed.
[See also: Prince of Persia gallery]