Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands version differences shown in trailers for the Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Wii games

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is the latest installment in the P.O.P. series it’s so big we needed to run a special double feature. So for all those playing on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Here’s your trailer and for all the Wii owners out there check out the second trailer featuring all the new Wii exclusive game mechanics an entirely different storyline to the others.

Xbox 360, PS3 and PC Trailer.

Wii Trailer.
Look out for special gameplay features.

Full details about the Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows versions.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is to “feature many of the fan-favorite elements from the original series as well as new gameplay innovations”, according to a press release from Ubisoft. The Prince has the ability to rewind time from the very beginning of the game and throughout the game he learns new powers.

The biggest new feature is the addition of elemental powers, which bring a new dimension to the core gameplay, because of the way these powers interact with each other and the Prince’s other abilities. There are four core powers in the game. For example, the Prince can “solidify” water fountains and turn them into climbable columns. Besides these core powers, there are also minor powers, that can be purchased to enhance the Prince’s abilities from a Djinn named Razia. Her character will be found in a mystical dimension similar to that one in The Sands of Time where The Fountain of Time could be found. These minor powers include a shield and the power to summon small tornadoes.

The combat in the game is similar to combat mechanics found in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. The Prince will be able to fight multiple enemies in one battle, up to 50 at once. An important part of the combat is “crowd control” and evading enemies, as well as combos. There is no blocking and there are no quick-time events in the game.

The DS, PSP and Wii versions are developed separately and will feature different gameplay than the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows versions.

Full details about the Wii version.

In the Wii version of the game, the Prince will wield three new powers: a Sand Ring, serving as a wall grip to ascend areas where there are no ledges or grips; a pillar to get higher; and a protection sphere to avoid falling or getting caught in traps.

These three magical sand powers will serve both in navigation sequences, during combat and also to solve puzzles. The source of these three new powers is a magical phial discovered by the prince. Later in the game, the challenges will necessitate the player to combine all of the three powers. With time, the powers will be found to have more than one specific usage; according to Nintendo Power, the Sand Ring will eventually serve to activate some special power crystals.

Combat in the Wii version makes use of the Wii’s motion sensing capabilities. A flick of the Wii Remote will swing the Prince’s sword, and the same gesture with the Nunchuk will make him throw a punch. The rest of his combat moves (like rolling, blocking, etc.) will simply use buttons, as the developers didn’t want to make the game exhausting by overusing motion controls.According to Nintendo Power, the swordplay does feel similar to the previous installments. From time to time, certain foes will have a blue aura surrounding them, meaning he is the “leader” of the group of enemies; bringing the player to the use of some strategy: if you kill the leader, the other enemies will flee instantly.Using a Sand Ring on an enemy will freeze him for a brief period of time.

The Wii version will also feature a cooperative multiplayer and will include the Super NES version of the original Prince of Persia.

I cant wait for multiplayer on the Wii version.
What console will you be playing on ?

Update: For more on the Xbox 360, PS3 & PC versions, check out our guides for the Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Walkthrough, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Sarcophagus Locations, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Cheats and Tips and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Achievements and Trophies List.