Ubisoft Ruins Prince Of Persia Box Art

2003's Sands of Time holds a special place in Prince of Persia fan's hearts, its cheery tone and beautiful colours a pleasant break from the series' usual browns and greys. Six years later, Ubisoft has gone and messed with this.

How? By changing the game's box art. Right there is the original cover art used by the game, as it appeared on everything from the PS2 to the PC. It's not the prettiest, we'll admit, but there is blue and yellow on there, and the Prince looks like a Prince of Persia, not an extra on a Judas Priest video.

Now, seven years later, Ubisoft has changed the box art for the PS2's Greatest Hits version of the game, replacing it with art from the new Prince of Persia game, Forgotten Sands. All that's different is the small subtitle underneath the logo. Stupid, and confusing.

Reader Peffse nearly fell for it over the weekend, and it took a helpful store assistant to point out that the game he was about to buy was in fact a seven year-old platformer, and not a new title.

Ubisoft, we know there's a new movie to promote, but this isn't how you do it.


    That is awful...

    Why? Just why?


    I've always hated the Sands of Time's box art, but this is just... stupid. Really, Ubisoft? Two games with the same art? Nothing bad could come of that :P

    I'm envious of anyone whose biggest worry is some old games box art.

    Yeah, I don't mind them remarketing it, with new art and stuff for the movie, but not the SAME art, with a subtitle, lulz.

    I saw it today and thought, "oh god, it's finally hapopened. They've gone and made a game for a movie that based on a game". Never thought I'd see the day. (plus, this is a cheap way to trick people into buying it again thinking it's a new game). Sneaky Ubisoft.

      Never heard of the Street Fighter: The Movie arcade and home console games?

        Also, do yourself a favor and don't look up the history of the Megaman franchise. That has more back and forth between mediums than a psychic's tennis game.

    *Picard face palm*

    I can see why they did it - I don't agree with it though.

    Oh yeah, and Forgotten Sands rocks. :)

    That is so stupid. Fail.

    Why the hell is the prince so badly lit on a bright day?

    Open Photoshop, Ctrl + L, learn it, love it

    Eh? seems like a lot of hate.

    I'm fine with it, lol

    "Stupid, and confusing"

    Just the way ubisoft likes them :D

      as in the customers being confused. and stupi...fied? man, its already working on me

    Here's a headline for you: Ubisoft Fuck Up Something Else- Absolutely No-one Surprised Any More.

    It boggles my mind a)How many times Ubisoft can reboot a franchise b) How the gaming community can forget how un-beatable awesome Sands of Time was. One of the greatest story experiences in any video. ever. It puts the rest of the games that have come henceforth to shame.

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