Wii’s Forgotten Sands gets co-op, original POP

The Wii version of Ubisoft’s upcoming Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sandsrecently dated for a May 18 release in the US and May 20 in Europe — will pack some exclusive goods, Nintendo announced at their Media Summit today.

First up is a two-player cooperative “experience,” a first for the long-running series, the details for which are mysteriously absent. So whether it has areas crafted specifically for co-op play or if two people can simply complete the single-player portion together remains unclear for now.

The second bit is extra sweet for all those who missed out on the original side-scrolling Prince of Persia — the 1992 SNES version will be tucked into the Wii version along with co-op play.