Prince of Persia gets pre-order goodies

Comic book, in-game skins, bonus DVD.

Ubisoft has announced a Prince of Persia pre-order edition that will sell exclusively through Play.com.

Those pledging early allegiance receive a comic book outlining the back-story of the Hunter, unique codes to unlock skins for the Prince and Elika, plus a bonus DVD featuring the soundtrack, videos and other goodies.

Prince of Persia will be released for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on 5th December.

Having rounded off the previous trilogy - Sands of Time, Warrior Within, Two Thrones - Ubisoft has adopted a brand new visual style for the series return.

This "next-gen cel-shading" looks very fetching, and POP producer Ben Mattes reckons others will copy the technique in the coming years.

Another key part of the game is Elika, the Prince's female companion, who uses magical powers co-operatively in battles and exploration. She also acts as a safety net, or rolling checkpoint system, and thrusts you back into the game if you happen to tumble from a ledge or fall foul of an enemy.

We'll bring you our thoughts on the next chapter of Prince of Persia as soon as possible. Until then, head over to our Prince of Persia gamepage for more information.

Prince of Persia: The Fallen King, the DS instalment, also arrives on 5th December.

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