Rogue Prince of Persia was delayed to later this month due to Hades II

Update, 5/13/24:

The upcoming Rogue Prince of Persia, from Dead Cell developer Evil Empire, will double-jump into Early Access on May 27. This new release date follows a delay from the original May 14 release date as a result of Hades II. gracing the latest cover of Game InformerLaunching into early access last week.

The Evil Empire delayed the early access of The Rogue Prince of Persia to give its teammates, their mothers, and players around the world more time with Hades II. The team said at the time that The Rogue Prince of Persia would still hit early access this month, and now we know it will be May 27.

Original story continues below…

Original story, 5/10/24:

Dead Cell developer Evil Empire has delayed its upcoming roguelike, The Rogue Prince of Persia, due to Hades II. Originally in PC Early Access on Tuesday, May 14th, Evil Empire has delayed the game until later this month to give potential players more time with Hades II, another roguelike that hit early access this week (and it’s latest cover Game Informer newspaper).

“So it’s been a bit of a crazy week for us,” A statement Reads from Evil Empire. “It all started when a little game called Hades II was released – maybe you’ve heard of it? Seeing that everyone and their mums were playing that game (including our whole team…and their mums), we decided to give people a chance before we released The Rogue Prince of Persia. Have fun with it.

“We’ll still release in May and come back with an exact date on Monday. While we have full confidence in The Rogue Prince of Persia, it’s not every day that a game of the same genre as you does. The most anticipated upcoming games of 2024 will be released into early access a week before you plan to do the same, its We are not too proud to ignore the consequences and we truly believe that this short delay is a good decision for us and our early access journey.”

The team says this extra time will be used to further polish Rogue Prince of Persia, add “even more cool stuff” and fix some bugs. This is because the first day patch of the game is getting bigger and this extra time gives the team more time to test it (and consequently less team stress).

Game Informer Got our hands on the game recently and loved what we played – you can read our preview impressions of The Rogue Prince of Persia here. If you’re curious what it looks like in action, check out this new gameplay trailer for The Rogue Prince of Persia today. For more information, check out our discussion with Evil Empire on the difference between roguelike and rogue-lite.

Are you going to check out The Rogue Prince of Persia later this month? Let us know in the comments below!

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