If this opening cinematic for Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands doesn't get you excited about the game's May 18 release, nothing will.

Now this is how an epic action-adventure game should start. Mysterious beauties in pools of water, large-scale battles filled with warriors in exotic garb, flying balls of flame, buildings toppling, and lots and lots of jumping; this trailer has it all. The Prince might be looking less Persian and more like a refugee from a Conan novel, but when has the Prince ever really been Persian? In the original game he was a tan blond man. I'm not saying there aren't tan, blond Persian men running around, but they aren't exactly common either.