Climax Studios 'tech demo' resembles Prince of Persia [Update: Climax responds]

Rumor New Prince of Persia coming from Climax Studios
Climax Studios has posted images of two games it has the works for 2013, one of which appears in the form of a "tech demo" that clearly resembles Ubisoft's Prince of Persia. Nothing beyond the aesthetic suggests this is a new Prince of Persia game, and Ubisoft has not announced anything recently beyond an upcoming mobile remake of Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame.

The other upcoming game appears to be in the horror genre. Artwork for the unannounced game depicts dark, dilapidated environments and creepy humanoid dolls.

Climax Studios previously worked of Smart As for the PS Vita, Rocket Knight for consoles and Steam, and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories on Wii and PSP.

Update: Climax CEO Simon Gardner got back to us regarding both games. "The screenshots in question are from a prototype we decided to create last year during exploratory discussions we had with Ubisoft. This never went any further," Gardner says regarding the Prince of Persia lookalike, though he never specifically mentions Ubisoft's flagship series. As for the other game, Gardner says it's "early in development" and that there is "nothing really to add at this time."

This article was originally published on Joystiq.