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New Prince of Persia detailed

Time and nature powers for Princey.

Ubisoft has revealed that Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands takes place between the stories of The Sands of Time and Warrior Within and incorporates "powers of nature" alongside time-manipulation.

The new game sees the Prince visiting his brother's kingdom only to find it under siege. Inevitably someone flips the Sands of Time and this plunges Princey into another epic adventure where he will "learn to bear the mantle of true leadership", according to Ubi. And to bear some best-in-class chest hair, most likely.

"The Prince will discover that harnessing the forces of nature itself will prove to be a devastating companion to his ability to rewind time," we're also told. IT GON RAIN.

What else? There will be "gigantic" environments, "huge-scale, multi-enemy combat" and level design to "push the Prince's prodigious abilities to unseen levels".

We've yet to see any screenshots of the game, which runs on the Anvil engine (Prince of Persia 2008, Assassin's Creed I and II), but we do now have some initial artwork to go with this weekend's teaser trailer.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is due out for DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360 in May 2010, timed to coincide with the Sands of Time film.