Swing that sword, Jake Gyllenhaal. Er, Prince.

Ubisoft has today come full circle with the Prince of Persia franchise as it revealed new screens and details on Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands for the Wii, the game tied to the movie based on the games. Whew.

The game has been built from the ground up for the Wii and will introduce fans of the series to new characters in a brand new storyline in which the prince has powers that are said to transcend both nature and time.

After leaving his father’s kingdom to prove his worth, the Prince is drawn toward a mysterious realm. He quickly discovers that he must harness his acrobatic abilities and powers over the environment to not only survive, but to save a mystic palace from unfathomable evil.

Sounds mysterious! Ubisoft promise a reinvention of the classic acrobatic Prince of Persia gameplay with treacherous traps to overcome, elaborate puzzles to solve and massive enemies to defeat.

Just another day at prince school

Details surrounding the new powers that the prince possesses over the sand are yet to be officially revealed, apart from these will be crucial in uncovering new areas to explore that would otherwise be inaccessible.

The prince is currently scheduled to unsheathe his sword on May 18 in the US, ten days before the movie premieres.