Prince of Persia is back, but Ubisoft hasn’t created a new video game. Instead, the new experience will be a real-world VR challenge that builds on the series’ time-bending themes for a unique twist on escape rooms.
Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time was created by Ubisoft Düsseldorf, the same studio behind Ubisoft’s previous Assassin’s Creed escape rooms. It features support for two, three, or four players, and because of its virtual reality integration, you can climb up walls in order to solve puzzles. There are also traps you’ll have to watch out for, and certain puzzles will change based on how many are in your group.
You won’t be alone in the game, either, as a non-player character (NPC) named Kaileena joins your group during the challenge. Kaileena was previously featured in Prince of Persia: Warrior Within and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones.
Time manipulation is central to The Dagger of Time, and whoever holds the titular object can rewind, pause, and fast-forward. You’ll be able to see the world freeze, and there is also another sword with its own magical powers that you’ll be able to use. It will be playable for all ability levels, including for those in wheelchairs. A teleportation system can let players move from one side of the room to the other without physically walking.
Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time opens worldwide this spring. For a full list of locations, you can use the interactive map on the Ubisoft Escape Games website.