Prince of Persia Devs Interested In Zelda Spin-off After Recent Hit

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Lost Crown Team Interested In Zelda Franchise!

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  • Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown has been a huge success for the developers.
  • The developers have recently expressed interest in creating a spin-off for Zelda.
  • Though this seems unlikely, Ubisoft and Nintendo have collaborated in the past.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown took fans of Metroidvanias by storm. While expectations from the game weren’t that high after fans criticized it for the 2D gameplay format, the initial reception has been spectacular.

We also gave the game a 9/10 rating after impressive first impressions. Ubisoft has been quick to take notice of these responses, with the developers recently hosting a Q&A session on Reddit. Replying to the fans, the team stated that they would love to create a Zelda game.

Why it matters: Though this seems like a strange pick, Ubisoft and Nintendo’s collaboration on Maro + Rabbids can present a unique opportunity for future spin-offs.

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Following the success of Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, developers Rémi Boutin and Christophe Pic hosted an Ask Me Anything on Reddit.

While the two provided various interesting tidbits about the game and its development in the Q&A, one fan question caught everyone’s interest.  When asked about different IPs that Ubisoft would look to explore, senior game designer Rémi Boutin replied:

“Personally I would LOVE to work with the Zelda IP. Maybe a spin-off based on Adventure of Link?

Rémi Boutin also mentioned Castlevania as another interesting series. This franchise was mentioned by the God of War Ragnarok director last year as a potential pick for a new game, showcasing its popularity.

Still, the developer did not specify whether he wanted to develop a 2D side-scrolling game since Zelda II: The Adventure of Link was the only game in the franchise that had a 2D side-scrolling perspective.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

Nintendo has already been known to explore various spin-offs for Zelda. Titles like Hyrule Warriors showcased a hack-and-slash take on the series, so a Metroidvania in a similar vein is not too far-fetched.

As stated earlier, Ubisoft has also worked with Nintendo in the past.

We recommend visiting the Reddit thread to find out more about Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown and its development, with the team explaining how they led this new direction for the popular IP.

Following the release, Ubisoft has also raised expectations, leading to even more anticipation for Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, even though the remake is still in conception.

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