Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 Article by Bob Ward

21 years of Prince of Persia

21 years of Prince of Persia and he is finally old enough to have his own movie.

In light of the new epic movie coming out May 28th starring Jake Gyllenhall as the Prince, I thought it would be nice to look back on the long lineage of what became one of the longer game franchises in video game history.

Some of you know the prince very well from every single game. Others of you may only know about the movie.

I was very excited to hear about Disney making a Prince of Persia movie based on the video game series. They did a great job with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise so I have faith this will be along the same lines of quality. Then again many movies that are based on games take our cherished characters and turn them into something completely different ie. Jill Valentine in Resident Evil the movie. I was stunned to hear that Donnie Darko was going to portray the Persian Prince. However, to my disbelief I saw that from the movie trailer they did turn Donnie into the Prince? It is still amazing to see what movie make-up and Gold’s Gym can do to turn Hollywood stars into anything.

Who is your favorite Prince of Persia? Will it be the one from the 8 bit game that started it all? or will it be the super beefy rockstar prince of Warrior Within? Maybe, just maybe Jake Gyllenhall will be the best prince.

Nevertheless, here are some great shots from all the past games to help catch you up to speed.

I invite you to leave comments of your favorite Prince of Persia and why.

Please don’t disappoint me Jake and the millions of other game fans…no pressure.

1989 – Prince of Persia, PC Game

1994 – Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame, PC Game

1999 – Prince of Persia 3D, PC Game

2000 – Prince of Persia: Harem Adventures, PC Game

2003 – Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, PS2, XBOX, Gamecube, PC

2004 – Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, PS2, XBOX, Gamecube, PC

2004 – Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, PS2, XBOX, Gamecube, PC

2005 – Prince of Persia: Revelations, PSP

2005 – Battles of Prince of Persia, DS

2007 – Prince of Persia Classic, PSN, XBOX Live, Wii

2007 – Prince of Persia: Rival Swords, PSP, Wii

2008 – Prince of Persia, PS3

2008 – Prince of Persia: Fallen King, DS

2010 – Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, PS3, XBOX 360, Wii, PC, PSP, DS

2010 – Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, The Movie


Related Links
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Movie