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Details Emerge For Arcania: A Gothic Tale

New Website launched for fourth game in the Gothic franchise.

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.





 
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Posted by snide
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.





 
Posted by Six

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

Posted by DeavonW

Yeah! My favorite Franchise returns!

Posted by peterpie

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...)

Posted by MattyFTM

Hopefully this will be good. The screenshots look cool.

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Posted by Captain_Fookup

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

Edited by Jimbo

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.

Posted by EdTwo

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

Posted by Thunder

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

Posted by Vigorousjammer

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...

Posted by AllThatBacon

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

Posted by Diamond

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.

Posted by TEAMHOLT
Posted by Media_Master

hmmm.....

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

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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Posted by snide

You should be fine sparky.

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Thanks, Snide.

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Posted by HandsomeDead

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

Posted by Jimbo
BEHIND ARCANIA

*high fives all round*