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ArcaniA – Gothic 4

8 years ago

Gothic Will Rise(n) Again

I've been travelling for 25 hours, and now I'm in Utah. There's snow, and buildings made from wood. Why do I tell you this? Because I'm knackered and want to have a little moan. Pity me. Weep for me. Tell me you love me. Cheery news, however: 1) there's a big pot of coffee right next to me. 2) Gothic creators Piranha Bytes might be…

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9 years ago

No More Gothic 4 For You

'Bittersweet' covers this news, I suppose. Arcania: Gothic 4 was a picturesque but depressingly stupid RPG, and one I couldn't bear to finish despite a lingering hope that at some point it would suddenly open up and improve. None of this was the fault of series creators Piranha Bytes, who lost the rights in a spat with publisher JoWood, but fortunately went off to make…

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Arcania – Fall Of Setarrif Also Has A Video

PC gaming truth machine Blues News reports that Fall of Setarrif, the standalone expansion for ArcaniA - Gothic 4 has both a trailer (which you'll find below) and a new site, bearing a new release date. March 25th! It's like Christmas in March, except a slightly underwhelming Christmas where all the food is a bit cold. Anyway, March 25th- that's barely enough time to get…

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Arcania: Fall of Setarrif Is An Expandalone

JoWood have announced that ArcaniA is to received a standalone expansion, called Fall of Setarrif, on March 25th. In it you can play a new character, or you can import your character from the original game. The new campaign is reportedly ten hours long, so it's significantly smaller than the main game - and so we can perhaps expect a budget price tag on this?…

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Impressions- ArcaniA: Gothic 4

Fantasy RPG Gothic 4 is out! I played it a bunch, hoping it would be another Risen. Is it? Well... It says 'Impressions' at the top instead of 'Wot I Think' because I'm either a coward or a man of honour, depending on your particular take on the old time-to-valid-opinion formula. Of course, I do have superhuman critical prescience. Show me 10 minutes of your…

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Gulag Ork-esta: Gothic 4 Released

Hold onto your hat/kettle helmet/spangenhelm! Gothic 4, aka ArcaniaA: Gothic 4, has been released on European direct download sites. North Americans will have to wait until the 19th (EDIT: Turns out NA residents can get it now on GamersGate), and I'm not sure about the rest of the world. As I type this I am imagining some furious Mexican RPS fan throwing his morning tequila…

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ArcaniA: GothiC 4 DemO AvailablE NoW

The relaunch of the Gothic series, ArcaniA: Gothic 4, is out in about three weeks. Created by German team Spellbound, after former developers Piranha Bytes split acrimoniously from publishers JoWood in 2007, it's an attempt to continue the hardcore fantasy series in a way more optionally accessible to newcomers. (E.g. you can still play it like a loony, or you can switch on the comforts…

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Getting Kobold: Arcania: Gothic 4 E3 Trailer

So, Gothic 4 trailer, then? I'm ten seconds into this before the voice-over mentions - without any visible trace of irony - "an island under attack by an ancient evil". I can imagine the debate in the Spellbound office - "Isn't this completely clichéd nonsense?" "No - you see, this is an island under attack from an ancient evil. Not a land, country, world, etc,…

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What’s In A Name? ArcaniA: Gothic 4 Footage

It's been a while since I've remembered there's a Gothic 4 coming. But no, not Gothic 4. It's ArcaniA: A Gothic Tale we were told in 2008. Except, um, now it seems to be ArcaniA: Gothic 4. Not developed by previous Gothic devs, Piranha Bytes (who of course made last year's Risen), it's instead coming from Spellbound. It was delayed last year when JoWood announced…

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