The Sands of Time was undoubtedly one of the most exciting games that I ever played on the Gamecube, and now new information on this Prince of Persia remake has Nintendo Switch fans on the very edge of their seats.
Fans of this epic game have been waiting for a remake for a heck of a long time. We were finally given the news we had all been waiting for back in September 2020, with an announcement that the Sands of Time would be heading to PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.
But what about the Switch?
Here’s everything we know about this Prince of Persia remake, along with a bit of information for anyone who is wondering what the heck we’re talking about!
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Why We’re So Excited By The Sands Of Time Remake!
What Is Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time?
The Sands Of Time is part of an epic series of games about (you guessed it) the Prince of Persia. If you haven’t played this 2003 classic, then it’s fairly similar to the Assasin’s Creed games. It has far more puzzles, however, and in my opinion a much better storyline.
The Prince’s father invades the Maharaja’s city after being tricked by the evil Vizier, a sort of high official-Vice President type of character. Our main protagonist, the Prince, comes across the mystical Dagger of Time. Meanwhile, his army has captured an hourglass which houses the fabled Sands of Time.
Evil Vizier tricks Prince into letting out sand, sand turns people into brutal creatures, Prince has to save the day.
You know the drill.
The best part of this game, however, is the time-reversing mechanic. Forget turning back the days like in Majora’s Mask; with the Dagger of Time, the player can instantly rewind if he or she has made a mistake.
Fallen from a cliff? No problem. About to die from a monster attack? No worries! As long as you have sand available, you can go back and try it all again without dying!
What We Know About The Prince Of Persia Remake
When Will The New Sands Of Time Game Be Released?
Back in September when the game was announced for all the major consoles, Ubisoft stated that we would be able to get our hands on it in January 21, 2021.
At the time, Ubisoft did have a Nintendo Switch launch date alongside the other consoles, but it seemed to disappear shortly afterwards.
Pre orders were available and the official box art even appeared online for a little while. And then, everything vanished. Fans understandably felt a little confused, but new chatter and images are once again reigniting hope.
Images of the new Prince of Persia remake have now appeared on the website of not one, but two Greek gaming stores. This has undoubtedly fuelled further suspicions that the Nintendo Switch version could be dropping in line with the other consoles in January as originally planned.
Will The Prince Of Persia Remake Come To Nintendo Switch?
Here’s what we think.
All signs are pointing to a definite release for the Nintendo Switch, but Ubisoft’s strange behaviour makes us question which Switch that might be.
A senior analyst at NikoPartners has said that we wouldn’t be seeing a release in January. Still, he didn’t discount the resurfaced chatter about the remake.
We all know that the Nintendo Switch 2 is on the way. Boasting 4K graphics and gaming for ‘pro players’, the Prince of Persia remake would make a great title to include as a launch package.
We’re putting our money on the new game coming to, or even with, the new console.
Perhaps Nintendo is sticking to the trilogy theme and releasing all three games at once? Perhaps we might see Sands of Time, The Warrior Within, and The Two Thrones all released together?
It worked for the Super Mario and Spyro trilogies; why not do it for the Prince of Persia games too?
Keep checking back for more news as and when we get it!
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Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 33 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.