New Prince of Persia, Snowboarding Games Unveiled; Ubisoft Expects $1.39 Billion in 2008

Publisher Ubisoft has confirmed that more titles in the Prince of Persia series are on the way along with a new Shaun White snowboarding game, though further details are slim.

In a financial statement released today, the company made a brief mention of the franchises, noting that both are expected to arrive within the next fiscal year, among others. Ubisoft's 2008 fiscal year begins April 1, 2008 and ends March 31, 2009.

The company also announced that its third-quarter sales surpassed its heightened expectations for that period, attributing the boost to the strong performance of Assassin's Creed (PS3, X360), Imagine: Babyz (NDS), Imagine: Animal Doctor (NDS), and other casual titles.

Using an exchange rate of 1.39069 USD to 1 EUR, the company reported sales of $625.81 million in the period between September 30, 2007 and December 31, 2007. Based on this, it now expects to amass a total of $1.21 billion for the current fiscal year and $1.39 for the 2008 fiscal year.

Titles on tap to arrive by March of this year include the PC and Nintendo DS versions of Assassin's Creed, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (PC, PS3, X360), Lost: Via Domus (PC, PS3, X360), and more casual titles.

Ubisoft's expected titles for the 2008 fiscal year, meanwhile, include Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction, Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, Far Cry 2, Haze, Tom Clancy's EndWar, a Tom Clancy air combat title, and a new Anno game, along with more entries in the popular casual-oriented franchises Petz, Imagine, MyCoach, and more casual games.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    January 23, 2008 9:59 AM

    I've loved PoP since my first experience playing it on a Mac in 1989. I loved the new games--even WW--and can't wait for the next game!

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      January 23, 2008 10:01 AM

      Yeah, I love the SoT trilogy. Even WW. It comes off as "extreme!!" but it's actually got some great level design.

      I was wondering if they were going to remake Sands of Time or something for when the film is actually released.

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        January 23, 2008 10:52 AM

        I hope they don't remake SoT. It's still too new, and I'd much rather play an entirely new PoP game. Also, I agree re: WW. I didn't like the art direction at all, but I found it to be irrelevant. Yeah, PoP and TT had fantastic art design, but PoP has always been about gameplay. Other than the combat (I think Ubi emphasized fighting over platforming, which is not true to the PoP spirit) I thought WW nailed gameplay almost perfectly.

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      January 23, 2008 11:06 AM

      I only played the original game and Sands of Time... but I loved both games. Sands of Time was one of my favorite Xbox games on the system actually. I have a feeling that Assassin's Creed was kind of a testing ground for the next Prince of Persia. PoP in the AC engine could be amazing!

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