No, I'm sorry, it just doesn't work like that.
I cannot just go out and kill David Bowie, stuff his body in a woodchipper, and then show up at parties and claim to be him. Seriously. As much as I may like to.
Also, if I were to put on a pair of classy spectacles and declare myself to be a "modern re-imagining" of Gregory Peck, I would not spontaneously become the much lauded star of To Kill A Mockingbird and I would not be entitled to the accolades and acclaim that might otherwise attach to that storied and well-reputed identity.
I say this to Ubisoft Montreal. These are the men and women ("memen") who have produced the game I am currently playing. They are frauds and snake-oil purveyors of the highest order and I call shenannigans upon them and upon all their workings.
They have made a game - and in all fairness it is quite a good game - and they have entitled that game Prince of Persia. Just... Prince of Persia. No subtitle. No index number either rational (Prince of Persia VII) or ludicrous (Prince of Persia 40K). They have brazenly gone out and stolen the name of a totally different game like a gang of shameless digital organ harvesters.
The new game does not have a protagonist wearing a classy white pant-and-vest combo. The new game does not involve rescuing a princess. I warn you fairly that there is, despite some investigation, nary a Vizier to be seen. This game is connected to the original in the same way that Sandra Bullock's 28 Days is connected to Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later.
This is not the way to do business, Ubisoft Montreal. You are being needlessly confusing. You could have called this game Prince Harder or 2 Prince 2 Persia or possibly even Prince of Persia: The Princening and we would have all known where we stood. You put a lot of effort into your game, and then when it came to the title you just got lazy. Lazy, and thiefy. Burglars are only sexy when they are women in tight leather; they are not sexy when they are game developers in tight T-shirts. Please stop thiefening classic games just because you happen to own the rights to them.
Thiefening is totally a word and I'm pretty sure it will appear in the next edition of the Macquarie Dictionary. Right next to a picture of Ubisoft Montreal. The fact that this would be the only picture in the Macquarie just goes to underline Ubisoft's thiefiness.
So in short, David Bowie is fine, he's just on holiday, don't look in his woodchipper, and that could be anyone on the security footage.