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Prince of Persia Wii confirmed

On top of seven Ubi launch titles.

Having announced a target of seven titles for the Nintendo Wii launch, French publisher Ubisoft has confirmed that it is also developing a new Prince of Persia game for the system.

Last week the company revealed that Red Steel, Rayman Raving Rabbids, Far Cry, Blazing Angels, Monster 4x4 World Circuit, Open Season and GT Pro Series would be around for the launch, but of most interest to many was a disputed version of that press release which was hastily swept under the nearest magic carpet within hours of appearing on a French news website.

That version made reference to a Prince of Persia title, and clearly the publisher has heard the old one about barn doors, horses and bolting. "A game based on the popular Prince of Persia franchise is one of many titles Ubisoft has in development for Nintendo's Wii," the company told 1UP this week. "At this time we can not provide an official date for the game or any additional information about it."

Another example, then of Ubisoft's commitment to Wii, which North American president Laurent Detoc said the company expected to be "a huge success right away". "We want to be the number-one independent publisher for Wii in 2006," he told IGN last week.