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A New Prince of Persia Roguelite May Be Coming Soon

Fans of Roguelite games should get excited as Ubisoft is apparently aiming to bring the Prince of Persia series to the ever-changing runs genre.

Hot off the success of Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, Ubisoft is looking to try something new. In the past, the Prince of Persia series has been an action-platformer. However, in 2023, Ubisoft decided to give the series a coat of fresh paint by making the latest installment, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, a Metroidvania game. Fortunately, it seems the developer is not done innovating. The beloved series now seems to be heading in another direction: becoming a Roguelite.

A Prince of Persia Roguelite May Be Heading to Steam

According to Insider Gaming, a new Roguelite Prince of Persia called The Rogue Prince of Persia is heading to Steam Early Access. Evil Empire, the developer behind the post-launch support of Dead Cells, is developing the title. Naturally, having the roguelite expert Evil Empire behind it is a great sign. After all, both Dead Cells and its crossover DLC, Return to Castlevania, were extremely well received. If the reports are accurate, the next installment of Prince of Persia may be in good hands. Furthermore, it will be Ubisoft’s first game to be released into Steam Early Access in over five years.

Reportedly, the game’s environments and art design are influenced by Franco-Belgian comics. Naturally, this will make it stand out visually from the other games in the series. The previous title, The Lost Crown, used a 3D animation mixed with anime influences. So, seeing this change is welcome and will give a refreshing take on the Roguelite genre. When it comes to the game’s content, it will receive free updates and evolve, essentially like a live-service title. However, as the developer will be taking community feedback, the game’s future could be shaped by you, the player.

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The Rogue Prince of Persia Has Been in Development For 4 Years

As of February 2024, Evil Empire had ceased supporting Dead Cells to work on new developments. Reportedly, The Rogue Prince of Persia has been in development for over four years. If this is all true, then it’s likely that the majority of Evil Empire’s team has been hard at work on this, with just a skeleton crew working on Dead Cells.

Much like how Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown ushered in a new group of fans eager to try out its spin on the Metroidvania genre, The Rogue Prince of Persia will likely get Roguelike fans interested in the series. Until we learn more, however, let us know what you think of a Roguelite Prince of Persia in the comments below. Be sure to head to our Guide Hub here for more pieces like this.


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