It appears as if Ubisoft plans to get into the HD rerelease game alongside developers like Team ICO and SCE Santa Monica Studio. For the second time in the last few months, a European retailer has listed two separate boxed collections featuring works from two of Ubisoft's most popular franchises: Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell. The retailer in question this time is a UK one called Zavvi, and like our own retailers such as GameStop or Walmart, Zavvi isn't exactly in the business of listing fake PS3 games, so it wouldn't surprise us if these collections turned out to be real.
Previously, both these sets--dubbed Splinter Cell Trilogy: HD Collection and Prince of Persia Trilogy: HD Collection--were listed by Amazon France in August, according to Eurogamer.
Zavvi, on top of listing these titles for around 30 quid a piece, is taking pre-orders on them. Oddly, there's a great time expanse between the expected arrival dates. The Splinter Cell collection is penciled in for a November 26, 2010 launch, while the Prince of Persia set is said to be arriving in March 2011. Both are set to be PS3 exclusives.
== TEASER ==The persistence of these listings is interesting, and while persistence doesn't equal confirmation, it's important to remember how often we saw the ICO/Shadow of the Colossus HD collection crop up on various European retailers' websites before it was announced last week. The God of War Collection, which bundled HD versions of God of War and God of War II, was heavily rumored before it was announced, too.
What games should we expect from these supposed collections? It seems reasonable that the Splinter Cell Trilogy would include the original Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. The Prince of Persia collection might include the Sands of Time titles, which includes Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones. Neither listing, though, goes into detail about what will be offered. The listings just simply exist.