Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands opening cinematic released

The Prince's likeness is somewhere between his threatening-in-a-safe-way Sands of Time portrayal and his I'm-totally-dark-and-stuff-take-me-seriously Warrior Within persona. To us, he seems sheepish, as if a poorly-phrased remark at a sensitive moment might cause tears well up in his soft, sad eyes and roll down his face, which itself seems to apologize for existing. But The Prince's sensitive side ignored, the cinematic is fully entertaining, is it not? We're a little pumped - fingers crossed that the game delivers on all fronts.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is scheduled to release May 18th in North America, and May 20th in Europe. Check ourlatest, occasionally cynical, previewfor more details.

May 7, 2010