WIN! Prince Of Persia Xbox 360 Game & Guide

WIN! Prince Of Persia Xbox 360 Game & Guide

Everyone loved Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Which is why the new Prince of Persia – out this week – is ostensibly a sequel to everyone’s favourite Prince of Persia game. And it’s really good. Wanna win it?

UPDATE: This draw is now closed.

Thanks to Ubisoft we have EIGHT copies of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands to give away this week. That’s four copies on PlayStation 3 and four on Xbox 360.

WIN! Prince Of Persia Xbox 360 Game & GuideWe also have EIGHT Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands official Prima guides as well, pictured. So you win the game and the guide. If you win, that is.

We already gave away five copies last week. That means there are three left for today, tomorrow and Wednesday.

How do you enter?

Easy. It’s limerick time once more. All you have to do is write a Prince of Persia themed limerick in the comments below. Normally I give you the opening line, but this time you’re free to choose your own. Just make sure the limerick is about the Prince of Persia!

Entries for today’s 360 draw will close at midnight tonight. No multiple entries please – but you may enter the next draw using a new limerick or perhaps a haiku. Make sure you leave a valid email or comment via Facebook Connect.

And Friday’s PS3 winner is:


The prince was not to be crossed He fought throughout Persia at great cost But in the process Of claiming success Error – Connection to server lost

Cheeky. Respect to Ryan Stalgis, Chris McAlister, Alex Dullard and Aron for making the decision extremely difficult.

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  • Well done will – or as they say in New Zealand – Will done Well

    Then once indeed was a dashing prince
    in the face of danger t’would never wince
    and though quite charming
    could oft be alarming
    but has stayed in out consoles ever since

  • T’was once a comp from kotaku
    which beckoned with gifts most taboo
    a game with a guide
    a way not bona fide
    of beating it first playthrough!

  • Well done Will. That made me giggle. No offence David, but hopefully I can help make today’s decision difficult as well:

    spikes the see Didn’t God! My
    balls got I’ve show I’ll
    walls on running While
    pikes with Persians bad from run To Why?
    Nikes of pair new a me got I

  • A sinking feeling had met Jaffa,
    for the young Prince had made it this far.
    The hassle to nail,
    some hot princess tail,
    “I should have tried my luck at a bar”

  • The prince released an army of sand men,
    fooled by the Vizier; events arose again.
    But with his dirk
    he defeated the clerk.
    Disrespecting the mightiness of the pen!

  • Ubisoft presents a(nother) Persian adventure,
    Hoping to void Red Steel 2’s debenture.
    It’s the time of the year,
    More sequels are near,
    I feel like I’m getting dementia!

  • The Prince of Persia is a hit franchise
    It’s based on a story of misfortune and lies
    The success of the game started on PC
    then onto consoles, its clear to see
    Now a movie, its success continues to rise

  • Running quickly on the sandy track
    The Prince fought off all manner of attack
    He wished he’d dressed wiser
    To protect from the flies Sir
    And help keep the sand from his crack

  • The battle is on once again,
    Save the kingdom from all skeletons,
    The prince got out his sword,
    Used the sands to his accord,
    And defeated all who remained

  • There once was a prince who called Persia home
    He was just one man, yet he wasn’t alone
    He had the ability to go backwards in time
    So he could avoid the troubles he thought he left behind
    Only if Gray Powell could use it to get the his lost iPhone

  • There once was a Prince who was Persian
    But it seems to be more than one version
    There’s shoulder length hair
    and there’s a chest that is bare
    Please, bring back the chap in the turban!

  • The Prince is back looking Bad,
    Visiting his Bro who dwells in Azad!
    With the palace getting schtick…
    he rewinds time in the knick
    Showing Assassins* he ain’t just a Fad!

    *Altair and Ezio have some original competition here! Could the prince be a former Assassin?

  • On his way through the gardens to the tower
    There were plenty of faces looking glower
    The Prince was unwise
    Until he heard all the cries
    Of the People shouting, “Don’t step on the flowers”

  • For the old Prince we held adoration,
    But a new one took over his station,
    We wrote up a eulogy
    But hark a quadrilogy!
    I believe it is time for Celebration!

  • The Prince weilded his stick,
    Er, I mean dagger. Sorry I’m thick,
    In Ireland he struck,
    I mean Persia… Uh F**k,
    *Goes back in time to fix Limerick*

  • Bruckheimer and the guys from Ubi
    Coincided their game and their movie
    If you believe all the hype
    The picking is ripe
    For the financiers to get quite groovy

  • There once where some games quite fun
    But the Prince of Persia trilogy was done
    But then the usual story
    The developer ignored the history
    For the profit of their number one!

  • The great prince has nothing to do
    just idley waiting for you
    he sit there because
    you forgot to press pause
    when you got up to do number two!

  • O my sweet dearest chesty Jake
    Thou art a truly handsome rake
    Thy sparse manly thatch
    Simply has no match
    Come hither, I wish to partake!

  • There once was a prince who forgot his sands,
    spinning time to search the lands.
    Alas, the search was in vain,
    the sand in his pants causing quite the pain.
    The sands were never lost,
    but found in the next sequal at a cost.

    Be nice, this is my first limerick comp 🙂

    • Dam, ok here it is with correct spelling 😛 woops

      There once was a prince who forgot his sands,
      spinning time to search the lands.
      Alas, the search was in vain,
      the sand in his pants causing quite the pain.
      The sands were never lost,
      but found in the next sequel at a cost.

      • Dammit, just realised a limerick is meant to be AABBA, where as mine is AABBAA, oh well, learn something new every day 😛

  • There once was a prince who controlled time
    He often stuffed up and had to rewind
    But one tragic day
    He forgot to press play
    And reverted to the uterus in slime

  • there once was a man named gyllenhaal
    whose name didn’t rhyme with anythingatall
    his name was quite absurd
    and his new movie, a turd
    that in a few years we’ll not even recall

  • Congrats Will. Dave, any word on whether tomorrows will be another limerick or a haiku? I need to get to work on it now 😛

  • I am soooo out of ideas. I have tried to enter every day and am really scraping the bottom of the barrel of my creativeness. Perhaps the better strategy is to keep you A material for the last few days. Only problem is, all of your entries are only getting better…


  • There once was a Prince, who was Persian,
    Who suffered from quite an aversion;
    From his experience with spikes,
    Blades are not on his likes,
    So he skipped the Saw Mill Excursion,

  • The original prince, he would curse;
    “Back in my day things were much worse!”
    “No saves or replays!”
    “Fighting uphill both ways!”
    “And when you died you drove your own hearse!”

    (now, get off’a my sand!)

  • Damn, closest I’ve come to winning any Kotaku competition 🙁


    The Price played Timeshift as a test,
    Tried Forza, Blinx, Braid and the rest,
    Liked to manipulate time,
    So he used a rewind,
    And made a game first that was best.

  • His fate was always foreknown
    Now he would have to atone
    For unleashing the sand
    Throughout the whole land
    This Prince may well end up alone.

  • There once was a brunette Prince,
    Who was quite before his time, I think,
    He struck a chord,
    With the rich and the poor,
    The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.

  • There once was a prince who was back
    who was suddenly under attack
    He killed the overlord
    with his great big sword
    and got kicked in the ball sack

  • There once was a man from Nantucket,
    Who kept magic sand in a bucket,
    Then along came from Persia,
    A prince who reversed his inertia,
    And the man spilled his sand and cried “f*** it!”

  • In Eighty-Nine the prince travelled from afar
    to solve puzzles and defeat a Jaffar.
    In Two Thousand and Ten,
    he’s at it again.
    A wall running, pike jumping star.

  • The prince had a brother called Malik
    Who had a very bad habit
    He liked to sniff chairs
    Catching a whiff of underwear
    Farah noticed and made him a unick

  • Woohoo! Thanks guys for your kind comments. Thanks Dave. Thanks Kotaku.

    I would’ve had no chance if Ubisoft were judging.

  • Well done Will! I also agree on David’s ahortlist. This is a task not made easy…

    Now with a Prince movie made by Disney
    We may see more of these rated G
    No more violent display
    To keep the censors at bay
    But is chesty Jake low level nudity…?

  • The Princes changes have been quite the spectacle,
    Some of which were rather nonsensical
    Starting off charming and graceful,
    He then turned depressing and hateful
    And his last look was best described as comical.

  • hopefully this game will be good
    the last one was misunderstood
    the devs thought we needed a hand
    but we really want super mario land
    and the movie might be better than it should

  • There once was a Prince born in Persia,
    With weapons that really could hurt ya,
    But his deadliest foe,
    Was himself don’t you know,
    He always was infront of the mirror!

  • There once was Persian Prince named Steven,
    Who used his big sword for cleavin’,
    He once saw some rice,
    but thought it was lice,
    And ran away cryin’ and screamin’…

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