Poor Mike just got done with the Ubisoft press conference. He's in the shower of his hotel room, cold water on full force, sobbing gently as he tries (in vain!) to scrub clean the memories of 117 Petz and Imagine: announcements. But it wasn't all bad. The Prince of Persia bits were good. Very good, as you can see if you catch the trailer. Revealed during the address was that "Elika" - the girl in white who serves as your buddy/Yorda character - is a definite improvement on her Ico-based inspiration. Not only can she not die, but she never, ever gets in your way, and rather than simply being a dead weight to lug around a level, will help you out by chaining moves with you, helping in jumps and "saving you from death". Perhaps the best use of her is this "death" mechanic. Instead of just dying, your wounded Prince will feebly call for Elika to save him, giving players a taste of humiliation without the need for death's cold, final embrace. Oh, and there's some new screens below, if you're interested.

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