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Jake Gyllenhaal Cast as Prince

Ever thought of who would be the actor to play the Prince in the coming Prince of Persia movie? Well, think no more – Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Jake Gyllenhaal has been cast to be the lead actor in the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time film in the titular role of the Prince. He will play opposite Gemma Arterton as the princess Tamina.

Gyllenhaal has had a pretty interesting career, known best for his roles in Brokeback Mountain and Donnie Darko.

The movie is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and is being directed by Mike Newell. It is start filming this July on a script penned by Jordan Mechner, the person responsible for the creation of the Prince of Persia series back in 1989.

Conviction Redesign Rumor Dismissed

Following rumors that Splinter Cell: Conviction had been pushed back for a major redesign, Ubisoft has commented on the matter, dismissing said rumor with two words – “pure speculation”.

The rumor originates from a report in Xbox World 360 magazine that claimed the game wasn’t groundbreaking enough and was already outdated by Assassin’s Creed, hence the redesign.

Conviction has Sam Fisher stripped of his gadgets, instead relying on old-school techniques such as crowd blending and the like. More information is expected from the upcoming Ubidays event.

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Details, Screenshots

Ubisoft has finally opened the lid on Rainbow Six Vegas 2, the forthcoming sequel to their popular tactical shooter series. Currently in development for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 for release in March 2008, the game will expand on the original by featuring more multiplayer modes, as well as new maps, two new adversarial modes, more rewards and a more intuitive matchmaking system; customizable experience; improved co-op mode, allowing the second player to join in the middle of the game; advanced AI; eleven new weapons and more.

The game will also feature even more of the sin city, letting players explore all new hot spots and more. Below are the first two screenshots from the title; a trailer was also released.

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Kristen Bell in Assassin's Creed

kbell_likeness_final.jpgVeronica Mars actress and newcomer Heroes Kristen Bell will appear in Assassin’s Creed, which is due out on PS3 and Xbox 360 later this month. She will play a key character in the game, whose role is an important part of the game’s storyline, though details weren’t provided.

“It was crucial to find an actress who could convey the emotional range and talent needed to play this key character in the Assassin’s universe,” said Jade Raymond, producer for Assassin’s Creed. “Kristen Bell is a remarkable actress who was able to bring her character to life in a dynamic way that I don’t think anyone else could have done properly. Her professionalism and dynamic personality were a perfect fit for this project.”

“I was a big video gamer growing up, so working on Assassin’s Creed is my chance to be a part of video game history,” said Kristen Bell. “It’s something completely different than what I’ve done before, so it’s cool I get to branch out and try another entertainment medium. I was attracted to this project because of the intelligent storyline and the character I play. Plus I admire the artistry of the graphics of video games. I look forward to seeing what my character will look like and I can’t wait to play the game and see if I can beat it!”

The game will also be available for PC later on. It will be available in standard and limited editions retailing for $59.99 and $69.99, respectively.

Ubi Acquires Digital Kids

French publisher Ubisoft announced that it has acquired Japanese developer Digital Kids. Established with offices in Nagoya and Osaka, DK currently has a team of 20 developers specialized in games for the DS. The studio has worked for a number of Japanese publishers and has developed Ubi’s Petz line of games.