Ever since its announcement at the Summer Game Fest last year, we've been excited for Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown.


Well, we've been waiting for a new entry in the series for over a decade, but the hype-o-meter has been up to 11 since it appeared on our radar last June.

And now the wait is over! The fresh reboot of Prince of Persia launches on multiple platforms, and all versions seem to work exceptionally.

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So, what do we know about Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown? And when exactly can we start playing?

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When is the Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown release date?

The game drops on 18th January 2024, which is today!

If you haven't bought it already, we recommend joining the hordes of gamers already getting to know the Metroidvania maps. We reckon it's going to be one for the ages!

When is the Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown UK release time?

Even though Ubisoft never released a specific time, players were able to jump in at midnight.

So the game should be available right now!

Is there a Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown early access?

As we're sure many of you are aware, there was an early access available to those who bought the Deluxe Edition.

Those who own this version got to play the full game from Monday 15th January.

Is there a Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown demo?

If you don't fancy parting with your money until you've tested the goods, you'll be glad to hear there's a free demo! It's currently available to download on all platforms.

Unfortunately, the demo is a standalone feature, so there'll be no carryover if you proceed to buy the whole game. Still, a free demo's a free demo.

Can I pre-order Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown?

Pre-orders were available from the Epic Games store.

Those who took that option got an exclusive in-game Warrior Within outfit. Definitely a good move for fans of the older titles.

Which consoles and platforms can I play Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown?

You'll be able to play Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown gameplay and story details

Perhaps the biggest twist this time is that we're not playing as the titular Prince of Persia. Prince Ghassan has been captured, and we're taking control of new hero Sargon, who is on his way to the cursed city of Mount Qaf to rescue him.

As for the gameplay, we've got a bit more info there. The trailer revealed that it's a 2D side-scroller with Metroidvania elements. The fact that it's being developed by Ubisoft Montpellier - the team behind Rayman - gives us a lot of hope.

Is there a Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown trailer?

There are a couple of trailers already, so we'll share the latest one below. The initial release trailer received a mediocre response from fans, but this latest one seems to be converting the naysayers. Enjoy!

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