6 things you need to know about Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

New moves, new powers and fights against 50 zombies at once are just the beginning

Since it was announced late last year, there’s been a healthy amount of curiosity swirling around Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. Set for release this May, it marks a return to the storyline of the last-gen Sands of Time trilogy, something that’s made fans both elated and suspicious. With the release of the movie right around the corner, is it a “real” Prince of Persia game? Will it feature the clever platforming, character-driven story and attention to detail that fans expect, or will it just be an asinine, hack-and-slash tie-in?

After seeing three levels of the game in action last week, we’re prepared to answer these questions. First and foremost, you need to know that…