The original Prince of Persia is a landmark in video game history for its unique game mechanics and visual style, which felt way ahead of their time for 1989. In 1993 a sequel was released titled Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame that followed in the original’s footsteps, and today Ubisoft announced that a remade version of that sequel is set to hit mobile devices in the near future.
Similar to the remake treatment that the original game got with Prince of Persia Classic ($1.99), the revamped Shadow and the Flame will keep the original story and gameplay elements for the most part, but will ratchet up the visuals and will add in a more modernized set of features and changes tailored towards mobile.
Specifically, Ubisoft notes that the “trial and error" style play of the original has been made more forgiving, and that combat is more tactical and skill-based. They also mention the addition of an in-game store which will sell items to “enhance your experience" like additional weapons, combos and potions.
Whether those changes will add to the game or simply take away what the original fans loved about Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame remains to be seen, but I do have to say I liked the Prince of Persia Classic remake quite a bit so I’m excited to see how this turns out. No specific release date or price was mentioned, but keep an eye out for the Shadow and the Flame remake to hit mobile sometime soon.