Plenty of gamers out there have been asking for more Prince of Persia, and Ubisoft has delivered. Sort of, anyway, and only if you like mobile gaming. Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame, first released to PC in 1993, has been given a full makeover as it heads to mobile platforms in 2013. Seriously, it looks nothing like the original.
At any rate, long-time PoP fans can now relive the classic platformer on their mobile devices, be that a phone or tablet, while relatively nwe players can experience some of the series' origins.
PoP creator Jordan Mechner wrote up a pretty hefty post on his personal blog about the whole thing, and it's really worth a read. He offers a ton of insight behind his thought processes for The Shadow and the Flame, and reveals who the heck that old woman with the tattoo is. Apparently, she was intended to be a villain in the third game, but it was never actually made. Shame, really, because she was intended to be an arch-villain to Jaffar too, being the one responsible for his powers and his troubles.
"In that never-written third game, the Old Witch would have been the primary antagonist. She's the arch-villainess who gave Jaffar his powers, the one behind the slaughter of the prince's parents and sacking of his home city, and whom he is destined to vanquish one day."
The mobile remake doesn't have a date beyond "Coming soon" yet, so hold on tight and watch the trailer.