Details Emerge For Arcania: A Gothic Tale

Posted by snide (2413 posts) -
Can anyone make this menu item out?
I know, I know. You're confused. Spellbound Studio's newest game is called Arcania: A Gothic Tale, but is essentially Gothic 4. So why the name change? The rumor going around at the moment is that with Gothic 3 being regarded as a disaster compared to the excellent first and second games, the franchise is looking for a bit of a reboot here in North America where the brand isn't as well known. While I can't blame them for it, part of me still wants to call this thing Gothic 4 whenever it pops up in the news.

In any case, Arcania: A Gothic Tale just launched a new Website (note: the flash banner will likely cripple your browser) for the game that showcases some screenshots and provides recommended specs. It's interesting to note that the platforms the game will run on are TBA at the moment, but PC system specs are provided. Personally I'd love the game to hit X360 and PS3 so that more gamers can experience the Gothic franchise. While the last one was admittedly a mess, Gothic II was a classic in the genre and still eminently playable to this day.

On the new site I noticed the right-most menu item was covered up. While I can only assume it will be revealed shortly, let's just hope that it covers up the phrase "Dave, this game is gonna be awesome, don't fret" because that is secretly what I need it to say. Relegated too long as the little brother to the Elder Scrolls' games, I'd love to see Gothic -- I mean Arcania -- grow into its full potential.





 
#1 Posted by snide (2413 posts) -
Can anyone make this menu item out?
I know, I know. You're confused. Spellbound Studio's newest game is called Arcania: A Gothic Tale, but is essentially Gothic 4. So why the name change? The rumor going around at the moment is that with Gothic 3 being regarded as a disaster compared to the excellent first and second games, the franchise is looking for a bit of a reboot here in North America where the brand isn't as well known. While I can't blame them for it, part of me still wants to call this thing Gothic 4 whenever it pops up in the news.

In any case, Arcania: A Gothic Tale just launched a new Website (note: the flash banner will likely cripple your browser) for the game that showcases some screenshots and provides recommended specs. It's interesting to note that the platforms the game will run on are TBA at the moment, but PC system specs are provided. Personally I'd love the game to hit X360 and PS3 so that more gamers can experience the Gothic franchise. While the last one was admittedly a mess, Gothic II was a classic in the genre and still eminently playable to this day.

On the new site I noticed the right-most menu item was covered up. While I can only assume it will be revealed shortly, let's just hope that it covers up the phrase "Dave, this game is gonna be awesome, don't fret" because that is secretly what I need it to say. Relegated too long as the little brother to the Elder Scrolls' games, I'd love to see Gothic -- I mean Arcania -- grow into its full potential.





 
#2 Posted by Six (612 posts) -

ok.  nice pictures...  but not into it yet

#3 Posted by DeavonW (42 posts) -

Yeah! My favorite Franchise returns!

#4 Posted by peterpie (50 posts) -

Huzzah! The atmosphere in the Gothic games was always superb - even if the vocal diversity of their voice actors wasn't - so I can't wait to play it. I think they hinted at 360/PS3 previously for Arcana (I'd hate to have to dust off my PC after so long...)

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#5 Posted by MattyFTM (14383 posts) -

Hopefully this will be good. The screenshots look cool.

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#6 Posted by Captain_Fookup (1519 posts) -

The art style looks great, by the time this comes out I'll either have a PEECEE gaming rig or a faptastic Mac Pro.

#7 Edited by Jimbo (9809 posts) -

I missed the boat with the Gothic franchise, never played any of them because I felt like I'd need to go back and start from 1.  Reboot works for me.

#8 Posted by EdTwo (472 posts) -

gothic 3 had numerous bugs and glitches, but i played it and i liked it. hopefully this will be good

#9 Posted by Thunder (390 posts) -

not excited yet i never played the other ones. Maybe ill go back and pick them up

#10 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2502 posts) -

wow, I have no idea what that covered up item menu says...

the closest thing I can see is SHINE POA
or maybe it's SHINL PCA

ugh, I dunno, I guess we'll just have to wait and see...

#11 Posted by AllThatBacon (525 posts) -

I loved the first two Gothic games. Gothic 3 seemed pretty bad so I never played it... man, so buggy....

#12 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

The people who made Gothic 1, 2, and 3 are making Risen which is already announced for Xbox 360 and PC.

The company making this game have a distinctly less impressive track record and have NEVER made a Gothic game.

#13 Posted by TEAMHOLT (437 posts) -
#14 Posted by Media_Master (3283 posts) -

hmmm.....

#15 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6186 posts) -

I'd love to get into Gothic 2.  Is it a game I'll be able to learn if I purchase it digitally with no paper manual to look at?

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#16 Posted by snide (2413 posts) -

You should be fine sparky.

#17 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6186 posts) -

Thanks, Snide.

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#18 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

It's like i'm really looking at an inferior version of the Elder Scrolls.

#19 Posted by Jimbo (9809 posts) -
BEHIND ARCANIA

*high fives all round*



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