Prince of Persia: Shadow and Flame is going to get a bit of a reboot when it is launched on smartphones and tablets later this year. While the game series has been put on pause in regards to new console iterations it appears that developers are going to see what it can do on mobile devices.
Ubisoft announced that the sequel to the original game, which was first released in 1993 was getting an update and was being changed up in order to work with a touchscreen interface.
Along with the announcement, Ubisoft released a trailer that is designed to show off the graphics that will be coming along with the mobile game. Interestingly, the trailer doesn’t actually specify which platform it will be launched on.
Prince of Persia: Shadow and Flame‘s trailer simply says that it is coming to tablets and smartphones, which seems to imply that it will be launching on both iOS and Android platforms at the very least.
Pune Studios, who did work on the 2007 version of XBLA‘s Prince of Persia Classic will also be working on this game, so we know that at the very least a studio that understands what does into making a more mobile version of the game series takes.
One item that might become a bit worrisome for gamers, and the company if it wants to see success with this title is that the controls are build around a virtual D-Pad.
While that can certainly work when talking about touch pads, it makes it a bit difficult when dealing with some of the more intricate moves you might want to attempt.
Grabbing onto ledges or walking across a very thin line can be incredibly difficult should you happen to move your finger just a little bit too much or too little in one direction or another.
What do you think of the plans to launch Prince of Persia: Shadow and Flame on the mobile platform?