Undercooked? RAW – Realms Of Ancient War

Run away, run away!

Due for release next year, the aggressively titled R.A.W. – Realms of Ancient War looks a little Diabloesque in the four new screenshots below. However, a trailer almost as ancient as the very realms in which it takes place reveals it to have more in common with Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance. There are three exciting classes to choose from – warrior, sorcerer and rogue. I bet one of them is stealthy and has a penchant for ranged weaponry. There’s also a storyline about the ruined kingdoms of dwarves, elves and man, but guess what? A new and unknown threat is now rising! Let’s take a look and then guess what this fresh evil might be.

It might turn out to be utterly brilliant but Wizarbox’s background in handheld pap and conversions doesn’t thrill. They did make an original PC adventure game called So Blonde but I haven’t played it, despite the promise of “more than 50 references to find (TV,cinema, reality shows, video games) and a lot of humor guaranty”.

Still, it’s being released on XBLA and PSN as well so probably won’t cost the earth and I’m not averse to a spot of co-op hacking and slashing. Click the screens to make large versions loom across your screen.


  1. thekeats1999 says:

    Looks right up my street. Loved the Dark Allience and Champions of Norrath games on the PS2.

    On a slightly related note, has anyone tried snowblind’s new game? The LotR’s one released last week? Any good, worth £30 or worth waiting for the sales.

    • kurtensen says:

      It’s really well worth it…if it weren’t for the game breaking bugs, such as save game corruption and loss of progress in Coop. But when it works, it’s fantastic and truly addicting

    • thekeats1999 says:

      Thanks for the response. Will hang on for the first patch, or the steam sale. Whichever omes first at any rate.

      Again thanks.

    • nofing says:

      Well, it was on Cyber Monday sale on Amazon.de for 18€ just a few hours ago and our games are usually way more expensive.
      So, I’d say sth is fishy here and I’d rather wait, if I was you.

  2. Baka says:

    I somehow can’t see the embedded video. Adblock is off. Anyone got a direct link?

  3. rustybroomhandle says:

    So Blonde was written by Steve Ince if I remember right. The game itself was not received too well though.

    As for this…

    omg nuuuu, fresh ev0lz!

  4. Gonefornow says:

    Has nothing I haven’t seen before.
    Here’s hoping they have gameplay innovations a plenty then!

  5. Italia says:

    Looks to me like it’s about three pixels off of Gauntlet Legends for my original Xbox.

    • Snidesworth says:

      That was my exact thought as well. It’s got Gauntlet written all over it.

  6. Njordsk says:

    Need a 30 inch monitor to look at those screens eh

    • thekeats1999 says:

      I love the ultra zoomed out view. Thing that always bugged me was i couldn’t zoom out further on Torchlight.

  7. Rahabib says:

    looks good. I loved BG:dark alliance. and a twin stick version of diablo would b e awesome.

  8. hocevar says:

    Seems interesting enough, will be checking this.

  9. innociv says:

    Holy crap.
    Dynamic lighting.
    That awesome 1998 technology that Diablo3 doesn’t have really exists!

  10. autexre says:

    Someone actually made a game out of the whole “this is what diablo3 should look like”-debate? Awesome! This I might be able to play.

  11. Ondrej says:

    I like it.