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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

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Red Dead Redemption fever doesn't sound so good, but is it real? Well, yes. It seems an epidemic is brewing. Gamasutra announced today that Red Dead Redemption is on top of North American charts and UK charts as well. But, Red Dead Redemption isn't just a hot seller, it is apparently selling so feverishly that many UK game stores (and apparently Irish, as well, despite the town drunk named Irish offending a certain newspaper) are completely sold out. A report earlier today on MCV UK indicates that the Rockstar-developed title won't be available in some stores throughout the weekend, and that other stores are critically low on supplies. Why is it that retailers are so low on supplies? It seems they didn't expect Red Dead Redemption to be the hit it's quickly becoming? And could a sunken ship be involved? Hit the break for all the information you can handle. Read More

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Ubisoft Says God of War Stole Players from Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is set out to reclaim "lost fans". Ubisoft animation director Jan-Erik Sjovall in an interview with CVG stated that they have "lost so many Prince of Persia players to God of War. "When we make questionnaires and we ask, 'what did you play in the past?' The answer's 'Prince of Persia'. 'What do you play now?' 'God of War'. 'Would you play Prince of Persia again?' 'No, it's not hard enough'. So the idea [with Forgotten Sands] was clearly that we'd try to bring our old audience back, but also we're winning a new audience." Have players really shied away from this classic franchise because of difficulty or something else? Hit the jump to read on. Read More

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Media: Metroid: Other M Screens, Website, and Full Nintendo Summit Press Release with Gameplay Detai

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Nintendo Media Summit: Semi-Live Blog

So, Nintendo's media summit is scheduled to get under way any time now. I'm not actually there, but I'm keeping an eye on a number of people who are, so hopefully that will be close enough. We did get an invite, but I'm not sure of our liveblogging capabilities otherwise. So, if we got an invite, why aren't I there? To the best of my knowledge, it's for people in the San Francisco area, or who can pay their own way, and that's a bit of an expensive commute from Toronto, so there you have it. But if there is any hands-on stuff to be had, I'm sure we'll bring it to you soon. For now? Just waiting for news to pour in; refresh this post (not on the front page) to keep up with the latest buzz. It's six minutes after noon as we speak, with the summit scheduled for noon EST/9am PST, and it seems people are still being seated/things are still getting ready. Not all that surprising, really; if Nintendo has ever started one of these things on time, be it here, E3, or elsewhere, I don't remember it. Not necessarily a bad thing, though; I just think they aren't prepared for the turnout they tend to get. Read More

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Media: Ubisoft Builds Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands from the Ground Up for Wii

While Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is being released for all three consoles (and both handhelds), not all versions are created equal. And while that is usually a bad omen for the Wii version of a title, often relegated to the "oh yeah, we're making it for this, too" pile, Ubisoft has gone out of their way to hype this version of PoP:TFS separately by detailing it in a new press release, complete with two new screens we've added to our gallery. Read More

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Ubisoft Announces Raving Rabbids 4, Multiplayer Assassin's Creed, and Much More

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Prince of Persia Screenshots, Details Revealed

Ubisoft released new details about the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands game, set for release in May of 2010. The game, which is set in between The Sands of Time and Warrior Within, will find the Prince in Azad, his brother's kingdom. The palace is under siege and the Prince must lead the counter-attack with the ancient power of the Sand. The Forgotten Sands is built on the Anvil engine, which is sure to lead to some amazing graphics. Gameplay won't be too different from the earlier Prince of Persia titles, but there are some new powers to master. The Prince will now have power over not just time, but nature as well, which will undoubtedly give us some amazing battles. There will also be new characters in the next chapter of the story. The game versions will be very similar for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. There will also be versions for Wii, Nintendo DS/DSi and the PSP, although there are no details yet on just how different those versions will be. Ubisoft plans to release more details on all game versions in the near future. For now, you can enjoy the screenshots below from the PS3 and 360 versions or view the Video Game Awards trailer here Read More