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…


After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
We recommend