Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Ubisoft Montreal: Prince of Persia on Hold, Rough Osiris Trailer Leaks
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A rough cut video of a new Ubisoft Monteal title called Osiris has emerged on the net.

The video, a very early rough cut comprised of mo-cap studio footage, concept art and what looks like a couple of snippets of in-game footage, was unearthed on composer Mark Killian’s blog.

It shows a hero grappling with angry mobs, and a conjured plague of insects. The name of the game - Osiris - refers to an Egyptian god, which along with some of the imagery suggests a Middle Eastern setting.

The vid emerged overnight, following a statement from Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat saying that the Prince of Persia series has been put on hold.

"Brand management is a tricky thing,” he said. “It needs people's attention a lot. I think it is fair to say that, right now, Prince of Persia is being paused.”

Mallat went on to say that, despite this, fans shouldn’t worry too much.

"I'm not scared at all for Prince of Persia fans," he continued. "Well find something to entertain them with in the future. Prince of Persia is part of Ubisoft's portfolio. As a matter of fact, we sometimes iterate on franchises and sometimes we give them time to breathe and time to grow, or time to rest.

"Prince of Persia is as important as any other franchise for Ubisoft. As soon as we have something to show, we will."

Could these two bits of news be related? Is Osiris stepping into the gap left by Prince of Persia? Presumably it’s a next-gen title, right? More questions have been raised than answered.

You can watch the Osiris trailer here.


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Comment #1 by mikefizzled
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 04:40:02 AM
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2 New IPs to start next gen from Ubisoft
And i'm impressed with both of them

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Comment #2 by SmS
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 05:11:29 AM
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Would love to see game in ancient egypt

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Comment #3 by BiggD
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 06:06:29 AM
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Impressive. I'll be keeping an eye on these.

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Comment #4 by FroZeNSouL
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 07:21:15 AM
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Comment #5 by Lord Montymort
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 07:34:39 AM
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Nice, Ubisoft is always great at the start of a new Generation. I always wanted an Assassin's Creed set in Egypt (or Japan) so if this plays anything like those games it should be great.

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Comment #6 by bookeworm
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 07:40:45 AM
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I feel like this confirms the Prince of Persia Zero screenshot from back in August:

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Comment #7 by Boro Iz Rich
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 09:07:30 AM
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So we'll be playing a motion capture game? Talk about Original...

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Comment #8 by thisispreston
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 09:09:43 AM
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"More questions have been raised than answered." - a bit like the ending to all the AC games!

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Comment #9 by I_Love_Ch33v0s
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 09:20:25 AM
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@1 are you referring to the other IP "Rainbow Six Patriots?"

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Comment #10 by Boro Iz Rich
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 10:13:45 AM
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@9 He's probably talking about Watch Dogs.

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Comment #11 by cheevo360
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 12:59:25 PM
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Artwork screenshots look nice. Osiris is interest name. Keep my eyes on this new mystery title from Ubisoft. Keep working on it and surprise us when you have full information with game in later date. :D

Look forward Rayman Legends, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Rainbow Six: Patriots, Watch Dogs and other game coming this year from big Ubisoft's 2013 titles. I am sure this new IP will be release later in next year for next generation consoles. :D

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Comment #12 by The Red Russian
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 03:50:43 PM
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Looks really nice, hopefully a next-gen, open-world title... in that case, definite buy for me!

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Comment #13 by The Kingslayer
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 06:52:13 PM
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Yeah with next gen on the horizon I think now is the time for a new Prince Of Persia game.

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Comment #14 by TableMooseFace
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 01:06:56 AM
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Getting a Plagues of Egypt vibe, though there weren't any Earthquakes. Hmm, still intrigued.

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