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Prince of Persia is back! …oh no

"You do not need to have played any of the previous Prince of Persia games in order to enjoy The Dagger Of Time"

Prince of Persia is one of the most beloved series in games, spanning a classic 2D platformer and multiple excellent reboots through the early 2000s – plus a few games from the 90s we don’t talk about. A decade after the last major release, Ubisoft has announced a new Prince of Persia game – and, of course, it’s a virtual reality escape room.

The Dagger of Time is another in Ubisoft’s series of escape games, built for use in VR arcades, escape rooms, and other big-scale entertainment venues. Previous escape games include the Assassin’s Creed-inspired Escape the Lost Pyramid and Beyond Medusa’s Gate, though those don’t have quite the dagger of being based on a mostly-dead series.

The Prince of Persia escape game is set directly during the events of the Sands of Time trilogy, and has players summoned to the Fortress of Time by Kaileena to stop, uh, evil stuff from happening. Two to four players will slow, stop, and rewind time to get those objectives done.

It’ll probably be a fun thing and companies are always going to keep making use of their old IP in new ways – but come on, Ubisoft, please don’t remind me about Prince of Persia until you’re ready to make an actual new game. As far as we know, Prince of Persia is still “on pause.”

You can check out the official site if you want to find an installation near you. Or check out some platformer games if you want to remember how cool it is to jump in videogames.