The successful PlayStation 2 game Prince of Persia The Two Thrones™has been adapted for PSP. It features all of The Two Thrones story including script, cinematic and chariot races.
The Persian adventure continues on from the second game, Warrior Within, as the Prince makes his way home to Babylon. He has with him the enigmatic Empress of Time, Kaileena, and unspeakable scars from the Island of Time. Instead of the peace he longs for, he finds his kingdom ravaged by war and Kaileena the target of a brutal plot.
After she is kidnapped, the Prince tracks her to the palace of Babylon only to see her murdered by a powerful enemy. Her death unleashes the Sands of Time which strike the Prince and threatens to destroy everything he holds dear.
Rival Swords possesses all the familiar qualities of the series including satisfying puzzles cleverly interwoven with beautifully realised environments. Well designed levels with strategically placed objects allow the player to perform running and death defying jumps that are synonymous with the Prince of Persia series.
The acrobatics start in the streets as the Prince is cast out and hunted down as a fugitive. Mastering the streets is achieved using the Free-Form Fighting system that allows the player to destroy enemies in a unique style, strangling them from afar with the deadly Daggertail, or surprising them with crafty Speed Kills.
The player also has to contend with wielding the powers and weapons of two master warriors as the Prince soon discovers that the Sands have tainted him too. The Sands have given rise to a deadly Dark Prince whose spirit gradually possesses him. The birth of this new warrior comes with a different combat style, attitude and history.
Adding to the excitement of the story is original gameplay for this PSP version which includes a new multiplayer option, namely timed races. This versus mode finds players frantically racing to the finish while escaping their pursuing rival. Trap switches can be activated to interrupt and impede your opponent, resulting in an exhilarating competition.
Separate to the main game are brand new chariot combat levels, which deliver a quick adrenaline rush. Mastering the reigns and fending off attackers with deadly attack combos is just the start as the tracks become twisted and laden with obstacles and explosive dangers.
Players will become immersed in the dramatic story, and mastering the variety of action and story-driven puzzles will produce a journey of discovery on your PSP.