The first Prince of Persia game was released in 1989 and now almost twenty years later, the series is still going strong. Apparently there’s even a movie in the works, featuring Jake Gyllenhall as the protagonist and (Sir) Ben Kingsley as the villain. Meanwhile, on the video game side of things, the latest installment will be released in December of 2008, and utilizes a stylized cell-shading visual approach. The game itself looks pretty good, and this latest trailer shows off some of the unique visual style, but it’s the tie-in of the audio that I like so much.
I stumbled upon this trailer the other day and I was really impressed by the way the song and video work so well together. The video is gameplay from the forthcoming Prince of Persia, and it shows off a bit of the interaction between the non-playable Elika and the Prince. The song is “Breathe Me” by Sia (from Zero 7), and has a refined yet gravel-y “it pains me to sing this..” feel–which fits well with the “find a little help from my friends” NPC co-op aspect of the game. The trailer was released at a recent game expo (TGS ’08), and if you’re interested in the game you can check out Ubisoft’s official Prince of Persia website. Hope you like it as much as I do.