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Ubisoft Notes Prev-Gen Prince of Persia Titles for PSN; Digital Splinter Cell Listed in Financials

[Update: 2:00pm] According to Joystiq, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot explained "We plan to come with more games for full digital distribution, on XBLA/PSN. Either with current games like Beyond Good & Evil, the first three Splinter Cells, and the Prince of Persia trilogy." No pricing or detail on the Splinter Cell title listed in the presentation slide was noted.

[Original Story] Hidden deep within the slides detailing Ubisoft's first-half 2010-11 financial report, the publisher revealed that its future digital download offerings will include the Prince of Persia trilogy and an unnamed Splinter Cell title [PDF].

A PS3-exclusive Prince of Persia trilogy package has already been confirmed for release in Europe, Middle East, Africa by Ubisoft [via Joystiq]; however, the financial report breakdown [PDF] notes each title in the prev-gen Prince of Persia series is also headed to the PSN. Could this be the Prince's way into North American homes?

There were also rumors of a Splinter Cell Trilogy making its way to the PS3; however, the slides only note a single, subtitle-less Splinter Cell game, so it's unclear exactly what the digital release will be.

Also unclear are the regions these releases are planned for, as neither the financial report not the presentation slides specify one.

It's possible that Microsoft's current 2GB filesize maximum is the reason Prince of Persia is exclusively planned for the PS3. An Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD-revival has been announced for release on the PS3 and is currently not planned because the development team behind the effort cannot bring the game's filesize within Microsoft's limit.

Shacknews has contacted Ubisoft for a comment regarding the information listed within its financial report.

Xav de Matos was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    November 15, 2010 2:15 PM

    As much as I am happy to see some PS2 games come to PS3... I think can do without the upcoming onslaught of "buy 'em agains".

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