French games makers are responsible for some of the juiciest titles on Apple’s platform. Gameloft, for example, is a household name on the App Store and Ubisoft is no exception.
Headquartered in Montreuil, France, Ubisoft is behind some of the world’s top entertainment franchises, among them one of my favorites, Prince of Persia.
Created by Jordan Mechner and originally developed for and released on the Apple II in 1989, the Prince of Persia series has undergone several reboots, but they all share similar story elements, settings and characters. Their latest addition to the series, Prince of Persia: The Shadow and The Flame, is scheduled to hit iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices this summer.
Developed by Ubisoft Pune, the studio focused on mobile and console gaming, Prince of Persia: The Shadow and The Flame is being billed as a pick up and play adaptation of the classic Prince of Persia franchise, “easy to handle but challenging to master.” You, of course, play as the Prince who must save his Princess and kingdom “on a journey that will pave the path to his origins.”
To me, that’s good enough an excuse to run, climb, swing, vault and jump from rooftop to rooftop, all over again. I’ve included more highlights, screenshots and a trailer right past the fold…