Posts Tagged ‘Arcania: A Gothic Tale’

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

Slap-fight.

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 they wanted to make some significant improvements and put lots more money in. Now it seems to be re-emerging with a couple of new in-game trailers.

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Gothic IV Gets New Name, Needs Another One

For Europe this will be a bleeding moon, cutting itself with a razorblade.

Gamespot reported some peculiar Gothic 4 news this weekend. Not least that it’s no longer called Gothic 4.

The series, while huge in mainland Europe, hasn’t managed similar success in the UK, and hasn’t really managed to break North America at all. In an attempt to address this, and hopefully relaunch the franchise for the Anglos, it’s to be called, Arcania: A Gothic Tale. More strangely, the US and European versions of the game are going to be different colours.

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