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Ubisoft Announces Prince of Persia Rival Swords has Shipped

April 3, 2007

Ubisoft Announces Prince of Persia Rival Swords has Shipped

Critically Acclaimed Franchise Makes its Way onto the Wii and PSP

Today Ubisoft announced Prince of Persia Rival Swords, based on Prince of Persia The Two Thrones, has shipped for the Wii and PSP. The game creates an epic experience by combining two playable characters in masterly balanced gameplay, with the perfect mix of combat, platforming, puzzles and a compelling storyline. Prince of Persia Rival Swords is rated "T” for Teen and has a MSRP of $49.99 for the Wii system and $39.99 for the PSP system.

Prince of Persia Rival Swords for Wii was developed by Ubisoft's Montreal studio. The game takes advantage of the revolutionary Wii Remote and Nunchuk, allowing players to clash swords with enemies, execute speed kills and perform the Prince's well-known acrobatic moves such as running on walls. Prince of Persia Rival Swords for the PSP system was developed by Pipeworks Software, a division of Foundation 9 Entertainment, and features original content such as additional levels and new multiplayer modes.

About Prince of Persia Rival Swords

The Prince of Persia makes his way home to Babylon, bearing with him Kaileena, the enigmatic Empress of Time, and unspeakable scars from the Island of Time. But instead of the peace he longs for, he finds his kingdom ravaged by war and Kaileena the target of a brutal plot. When she is kidnapped, the Prince tracks her to the Palace – only to see her murdered by a powerful enemy. Her death unleashes the Sands of Time, which strike the Prince and threaten to destroy everything he holds dear. Cast to the streets, hunted as a fugitive, the Prince soon discovers that the Sands have tainted him, too. They have given rise to a deadly Dark Prince, whose spirit gradually possesses him. Game features include:

  • Play and master two distinct characters: Wield the powers and weapons of two master warriors with different combat styles, attitudes and histories.
  • Choose your way to kill: Master the expanded Free-Form Fighting system to destroy enemies in your own style, strangle enemies from afar with the deadly Daggertail or use a new stealth art to inflict surprise decapitations – the choice is yours.
  • Battle freely through Babylon: Dominate enemies on the perilous rooftops, dodge through chaotic streets and ambush pursuers in dark underground passageways.
  • Immerse yourself in a dramatic story: Experience unparalleled depth in storytelling as you fight your way through a twisting tale filled with adrenaline, tension and discovery.
  • Manipulate time to surprise enemies: Execute powerful attacks against entire armies by slowing down or rewinding time, or surprise them by using some all-new Sands of Time powers.
  • Experience a masterful blend of gameplay: True to the Prince of Persia franchise, the game provides a variety of action combat, agility and story-driven puzzles – all masterfully blended into a rich gaming experience.

Exclusively for the PSP system:

  • New multiplayer experience: Versus play in timed races as either the Prince or Dark Prince. Interrupt and impede your opponent's progress by activating switches in your own level that will trigger traps and obstacles in their level.
  • Brand-new chariot combat levels: Seize the reins of a chariot and battle through brand-new levels that are immediately available in the Main Menu for a quick adrenaline rush.
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