How Long is Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown?

2D side-scrollers don't usually offer a lengthy experience. Find out how long it takes to beat Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown.

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After a long time, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown promises the revival of a much beloved franchise. But you may be wondering how long the reboot is and how much content it has to offer. While the past Prince of Persia games have never been short, they’re not exactly long either.

Lost Crown not only features a different protagonist but also takes a more side-scroller approach this time around. Just how much of your time do you think this game will ask of you? We’re here to give you an answer to how long you’ll need to beat Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown.

How Long to Beat Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown?

According to the estimations of Ubisoft, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown will take around 20-25 hours to beat. This may just be the longest Prince of Persia game to date.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is set to release this January 18th which happens to be just around the corner at the time of this writing. With an estimated length of 25 hours, it’s definitely not a short game. Compared to the previous Prince of Persia games which barely went beyond 10 hours of gameplay.

While Prince of Persia is a franchise that isn’t a stranger to the side-scroller scene, this latest entry follows a more Metroidvania approach in its 2D action-adventure combat than the 3D environment of the previous games. According to game director, Mounir Radi, if you loved 2021’s Metroid Dread then you’re going to love The Lost Crown. This latest approach for the new Prince of Persia game was also inspired by fighting games such as Super Smash Bros and Street Fighter.

Combat gameplay - Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

The new protagonist, Sargon, is a fresh face to the franchise and fights much like how you would think a character from a fighting game would be. While The Lost Crown has no combos like Street Fighter would, the gameplay definitely seems to take a few cues. There’s a focus on looking for openings of how you approach enemies for attacks and performing counters that’s more in-line with how fighting games would perform.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown seems to be in relatively good hands, being developed by Ubisoft Montpellier. This developer isn’t a stranger to 2D side-scrollers thanks to their experience with the Rayman franchise, though this is their first take on the Prince of Persia series. A 25 hour game is a bit on the long side for 2D side-scrollers but that only proves just how much content is waiting for us when the game does come out.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is releasing this January 18, 2024 on a lot of platforms. So whether you’re playing it handheld on the Nintendo Switch or a more powerful PC, you have a few options of where to get the game. You can also play The Lost Crown on the comfort of modern-gen consoles like PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. It’s also available on older hardware like the PS4 and Xbox One.