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  • Xbox Press Information 11.6.2007: Scale the Palace Walls with
    “Prince of Persia Classic” on Xbox LIVE Arcade

    Return to ancient Persia to battle the evil Vizier Jaffar and his men – but
    don't take forever to save the princess! “Prince of Persia Classic,” will
    be available for download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360™ beginning
    Wednesday 13th June at 09.00 GMT /10.00 CET.

    In Ubisoft’s “Prince of Persia Classic,” gamers take on the role of the
    prince as he embarks on a mission to rescue the princess before she has
    to wed the wicked Jaffar – all of which must be accomplished in under 60
    minutes! Jumping across platforms and avoiding traps, the prince must
    collect bottles of potions to keep his power bar charged as he duels
    enemies on his way to the princess.

    Originally developed by Jordan Mechner, “Prince of Persia” broke molds and
    made waves when it launched for the PC in 1989. By using hours of live
    footage of his younger brother running and jumping and a technique called
    ‘rotoscoping’, Mechner achieved a natural sense of movement, which was
    widely perceived as a great leap forward in the quality of animation seen
    in computer games. Additionally, Mechner utilized intense sword fighting
    action vs. the widely popular use of projectile weapons in video games at
    the time. With clever puzzles and deadly traps, the original “Prince of
    Persia” influenced a rich sub-genre of games were sprawling non-scrolling
    levels and fluid animation became the norm

    Game Features

    * Enhanced character designs, animations and visuals
    * New traps, puzzles and enemies to tackle further augment the
    classic experience
    * 12 Achievements will be available, ranging from the simple (finding the
    sword in the first level) to the near impossible (finding all the potions
    in the game or finishing the game without dying)!
    * The title will feature 3 different leader boards:
    o Normal Mode: Complete the game as fast as possible, which saves at the
    end of each level
    o Time Attach Mode: Complete the game as fast as possible – but be prepared
    to start from the beginning if you fail to save the Princess in under 60
    minutes
    o Survival Mode: Complete the entire game in under 60 minutes – without
    dying.

    Where can I get “Prince of Persia Classic” from?
    Now dubbed “Prince of Persia Classic,” the Xbox LIVE Arcade remake of the
    original game, is available worldwide from Wednesday 13th June on Xbox LIVE
    Arcade for 800 MS points.

    More information is available at http://www.xbox.com/games/livearcade.

    # # #

    * Multiplayer gameplay over Xbox Live requires an Xbox Live
    Gold Membership.

    For further information please contact:
    Jari Keskitalo, Microsoft Oy, gsm 050 431 7015, jari.keskitalo@microsoft.com

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    Scale the Palace Walls with “Prince of Persia Classic” on Xbox LIVE Arcade

    Return to ancient Persia to battle the evil Vizier Jaffar and his men – but
    don't take forever to save the princess! “Prince of Persia Classic,” will
    be available for download on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 beginning
    Wednesday, June 13, at 9 a.m. GMT (1 a.m. PDT).

    In Ubisoft’s “Prince of Persia Classic,” gamers take on the role of the
    prince as he embarks on a mission to rescue the princess before she has
    to wed the wicked Jaffar – all of which must be accomplished in under 60
    minutes! Jumping across platforms and avoiding traps, the prince must
    collect bottles of potions to keep his power bar charged as he duels
    enemies on his way to the princess.

    Originally developed by Jordan Mechner, “Prince of Persia” broke molds and
    made waves when it launched for the PC in 1989. By using hours of live
    footage of his younger brother running and jumping and a technique called
    rotoscoping, Mechner achieved a natural sense of movement, which was widely
    perceived as a great leap forward in the quality of animation seen in
    computer games. Additionally, Mechner utilized intense sword fighting
    action vs. the widely popular use of projectile weapons in video games at
    the time. With clever puzzles and deadly traps, the original “Prince of
    Persia” influenced a rich sub-genre of games were sprawling non-scrolling
    levels and fluid animation became the norm

    Now dubbed “Prince of Persia Classic,” the Xbox LIVE Arcade remake of the
    original game is available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points and is rated
    T for Teen (Animated Blood and Violence).

    Game Features

    * Enhanced character designs, animations and visuals
    * New traps, puzzles and enemies to tackle further augment the classic
    experience
    * 12 Achievements will be available – ranging from the simple (finding the
    sword in the first level) to the near impossible (finding all the potions
    in the game or finishing the game without dying!)
    * The title will feature 3 different leaderboards:
    o Normal Mode: Complete the game as fast as possible, which saves at the
    end of each level
    o Time Attach Mode: Complete the game as fast as possible – but be prepared
    to start from the beginning if you fail to save the Princess in under 60
    minutes
    o Survival Mode: Complete the entire game in under 60 minutes – without
    dying

    More information is available at http://www.xbox.com/games/livearcade
    Tuesday, June 12, 2007 11:03 AM

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