PoP goes the Wii in March

Tuesday 12 December 2006
Former time-travelling, wall-running, chariot-racing PSP adventure The Prince of Persia Rival Swords is due to be released for Wii in March, and we have the first screens.

And while the game shares the same name as the PSP version, which was also built on the excellent The Two Thrones, the controls have been changed to reflect the waveable capabilities of the Wii remote and Nunchuck.

So, with a flick of the wrist, this Middle Eastern soon-to-be monarch can dispatch foes with stealth kills or a slash of his sword before swinging away to safety on a chain. And if you squint at the other screenshots behind the images tab above, you can get a good idea of exactly how this combination of his sword play and your own sweat will work.

Above: One wave of the Nunchuck will trigger a speed kill which sees your foe's internal organs become external ones in one hit

For anyone who didn't dabble with the darkness in PoPs third instalment, Rival Swords tells of the Prince's return to Babylon and how he changes to become the Dark Prince, a chain wielding monster who has to keep killing to top up his own permanently emptying energy bar.

Again, the two playable characters will appear, although developer and publisher Ubisoft hasn't revealed if the game will feature any new Wii-only levels or include PSPs multiplayer element. We'll bring you more news and screens as soon as we get them.