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New Prince of Persia given basic date

Between October and December 2008.

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Ubisoft has marked the freshly-unveiled Prince of Persia game on its schedule for release in its fiscal third quarter.

In real language, that means the PC, PS3, 360 and DS title will be out sometime between the beginning of October and end of December, which coincides nicely with its original forecast for "end of 2008".

Prince of Persia features a cel-shaded graphical style that represents a "more poetic vision" than we've seen previously in the series.

It's no relation of the excellent Sands of Time, despite being created by the same team, and sees you healing the land in an Okami and Shadow of the Colossus fashion by defeating boss guardians defending light wells.

Emphasis is on head-to-head battles with one other, rather than fending off crowds; think more Soul Calibur than God of War.

The Prince will also wield a spiked glove to help him slide along and jump from vertical surfaces. There will be some kind of special power unveiled in due course, but it won't be the much replicated Sands of Time.

Expect to hear more on the title at the upcoming UbiDays event, which takes place in Paris on 28th and 29th May.

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