The Rogue Prince of Persia Delayed Because of Hades 2

Publisher Ubisoft and developer Evil Empire have announced that the Early Access release for the recently announced Prince of Persia roguelite The Rogue Prince of Persia has been delayed to later this month due to the release of Hades II. Due to the success of the title on Steam, the developers have decided to “let people have their fun with it”, and “that this short delay is the best decision for us and our Early Access journey.” A new specific release date will be revealed on Monday.

The announcement can be seen below:

Hello everyone,

So it’s been a bit of a crazy week for us! It all started when a little game called Hades 2 released – you might have heard of it?

Seeing as everyone and their mum is playing that game (including our entire team… and their mums), we have decided to let people have their fun with it before we release The Rogue Prince of Persia.

We will still be releasing in May and will be back with a precise date on Monday.

While we have every confidence in The Rogue Prince of Persia, it’s not every day that a game in the same genre as you, which is one of the most anticipated upcoming games of 2024, will release into Early Access a week before you plan to do the same.

We are not prideful enough to ignore the implications of that, and we truly believe that this short delay is the best decision for us and our Early Access journey.

We also want to give Hades 2 a headstart before we start running, it’s only fair 😉


This also lets us keep polishing up the game, add even more cool things and kick some stubborn bugs out before release. The Day 1 patch was getting pretty hefty, so gaining more time to test it and add more stuff before launch day has considerably lowered the stress levels of our producer and game director already!

We completely understand that this is annoying news to hear for everyone who was eager to play the game, especially so close to the anticipated release. We can only hold our hands up, apologise and hope that you understand.

It will be worth the wait!

Thanks for your patience,

Matt and the Evil Empire team

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