Confession time: I’ve never played any of the Realms of Arkania series. Now might be a good opportunity to start though, as the first in the RPG saga (Blade of Destiny) is getting the remake treatment in time for release on 30 July. All of the Cities and Dungeons can now be explored in full 3D, and developers Crafty Studios are promising a “comprehensive overhaul of every aspect of the gameplay”; which may or may not be good, depending on whether you want the gameplay overhauled.
By the looks of June’s trailer (below,) the turn-based combat is still intact, so it’s not like the game became fully real-time all of a sudden. Hopefully the “overhauling” is restricted to bug fixes and user-interface issues. The promotional blurb does also call this a “one-to-one” remake of the 1992 original, so that’s … confusing. It’s the same, but overhauled!
Anyway, if you want to risk it (and save a bit of money in the process,) Steam has the game at 20% off during the pre-order period. That makes it $16.00, rather than $20.00 USD.Related to this article