On December 3, Ubisoft will be "re-launching" the Prince of Persia franchise with a new title (simply called Prince of Persia) for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC. The Nintendo DS will be getting its own little adventure as well, in the form of Prince of Persia: The Fallen King. So what about a Wii version?
"The Wii version is non-existent," Prince of Persia producer Ben Mattes told us at an event in San Francisco. "It's just not a platform that we developed this game for."
Mattes told us that since they already had a solid DS development team in place, the portable version simply made more sense.
"We knew we could do justice to a DS version," he explained, "[one] that wouldn't feel like some sort of watered down lame excuse of a port; it would really feel like its own standalone Prince of Persia property. And that was really important to us. We didn't want to do a port on the DS -- we wanted to do a standalone, unique experience that continued the overall story that this new Prince of Persia game is trying to setup."
Still, Mattes doesn't rule out a new Prince of Persia on the Wii.
"I hope that we will see another Prince of Persia game on the Wii," he said. "Because when I [produced Wii Prince of Persia title] Rival Swords, I really liked the way the Prince's movement translated to the Wii controls. I think that it's really kind of a natural fit."
Check back later today for our full interview with Mattes.