The Prince of Persia Roguelike Faces Changes Due to Clash with Metroidvania

The Prince of Persia roguelike developers had to make some adjustments to their game to avoid conflicts with the recently released Prince of Persia Metroidvania. Lucie Dewagnier, game director on The Rogue Prince of Persia, revealed in an interview with Edge Magazine that they had to ensure their game did not overlap with The Lost Crown, a metroidvania spin-off that launched in January.

Despite both games being developed simultaneously, Dewagnier mentioned that early in development, they realized the similarities in their stories and had to make changes to avoid any issues. Ubisoft owns the rights to the Prince of Persia franchise, but The Rogue Prince of Persia is being developed by Evil Empire, the team behind Dead Cells. However, one restriction was placed on the developers – they were not allowed to use the iconic Sands of Time daggers from the trilogy.

Instead, the roguelike focuses on the Prince’s agility and acrobatic abilities, with the bola serving as his main magical weapon. Dewagnier explained that they wanted to create a unique experience for players, emphasizing the Prince’s agility rather than brute strength. The game aims to be plausible, with only the Huns possessing magical abilities in the world.

Despite the challenges faced during development, The Rogue Prince of Persia is now available for players to experience. The game offers a fresh take on the iconic character, with a focus on agility and acrobatics rather than traditional combat. Fans of the Prince of Persia series can now enjoy a new adventure in this roguelike title.

In conclusion, The Rogue Prince of Persia faced obstacles during development to differentiate itself from the Metroidvania spin-off and adhere to Ubisoft’s guidelines. The game offers a unique gameplay experience, highlighting the Prince’s agility and acrobatic skills while introducing new magical elements to the franchise. Players can now explore this fresh take on the iconic character in The Rogue Prince of Persia.