Prince of Persia Ships to RetailUbisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced today that Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft is shipping for retail this week. The game is expected to ship for the Nintendo GameCube(tm) and PC in the coming weeks. With fluid animations, ingenious and challenging level design, a gripping story and an inimitable hero with the ability to manipulate time, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time delivers an extraordinary, singular gaming experience - one that's been repeatedly mentioned as a strong candidate for Game of the Year by several industry heavyweights. Created by Ubisoft's Montreal studio, in close collaboration with original Prince of Persia® creator Jordan Mechner, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is expected to be one of the smash hits of the Holiday season, as excitement surrounding the game has been steadily building since it received numerous awards at E3 2003. "Ubisoft's world-class development team has delivered yet another masterpiece, and advance buzz indicates this one is going to fly off store shelves. By pushing next-gen console technology to the limit, while keeping the core elements that made the original Prince of Persia a legend, we have created the new standard for action-adventure gaming," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing for Ubisoft. "We anticipate that this game will be one of the biggest blockbusters of the holiday season and expect Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time to re-establish the classic franchise as a gaming powerhouse."