Uberproducer Jerry Bruckheimer has said the new Prince of Persia film is a hit with test audiences.
A new trailer for the Prince of Persia movie has appeared on YouTube.
It shows the eponymous hero, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, running, jumping and generally swishing his sword about. He's got an English accent, by the sounds of things.
Also featured are Gemma Arterton, who plays sidekick Tamina, and Ben Kingsley, who must be a baddie judging by that beard.
Jake Gyllenhaal, him out of Donnie Darko and Brokeback Mountain, has signed up to don the big trousers for the Prince of Persia film.
Ubisoft has announced a new Prince of Persia game is on the way.
This came dangerously close to being a concept review. I'd just mistimed an attack directed at that stupid woman in the one-piece leather outfit for about the tenth time in a row, and as the game goaded me once again with the "Retry?" prompt I found that the red mist descended (this happens in the game too) and the PSP almost left my hand as I swung it at the wall in an attempt to channel all my anger and frustration into one furious gesture.
You get the feeling something similar happened when The Sands of Time didn't sell as well as Ubisoft had hoped. The developers were probably sitting there when they first saw what had happened - that a game considered by most critics to be the best thing released that year had failed to make the required impact on the usual festive dross spiting the face of the charts - and in crashing their fists down on their keyboards and mice they somehow managed to direct all that anger and frustration into the next iteration of the Prince.
Well, obviously that's not what happened, but I've still yet to hear a decent explanation as to why Ubisoft replaced the warm and friendly fireside glow of the Sands of Time with the cold, uninviting gothic angst of Warrior Within, and gave the Prince the air of a child refusing to tidy his bedroom when nobody ever asked him to in the first place.
The Prince of Persia's PSP outing will be called POP Revelations - and won't be a story about that time we met Meat Loaf in our local record shop, nor the one where a bloke from Radiohead accused us of looking miserable.
It will, however, be an expanded port of last year's Prince of Persia: Warrior Within developed by Pipeworks. It'll have additional puzzles, new maps and redesigned levels, it says here. You can find screenshots elsewhere on the site.
Ubi's also talking up the Free Form Fighting system (again), promising new combos using melee weapons, projectiles, walls and more (biscuits?).
Ubisoft has announced that a PSP instalment in the Prince of Persia series is currently in development, releasing the first screenshots of the game too.