Realms of Arkania - HD Remake Announced!
Thanks to Kordanor for letting us know that a HD remake of the Dark Eye Northland Trilogy is in the works. The three games were released internationally under the name Realms of Arkania ... Blade of Destiny, Star Trail and Shadows over Riva. Especially the middle part is widely regarded one of the best RPGs of all time.
The project is a cooperation between original developer Attic, publisher UIG and the Austrian developer Crafty Games.
At the moment the German and English PRs contradict each other. It remains unclear whether the game slated for a release in Q2/13 is the full trilogy or only the first game, Blade of Destiny HD. Here's the full English PR:
A legend reborn as Realms of Arkania - Blade of Destiny returns
Developed by Austrian developer Crafty Games, Realms of Arkania – Blade of Destiny is a one-to-one remake of the 1992 original, adored by a generation of Role Players and one of the most successful German RPG’s of the 1990’s. Get ready to return to Thorwal, one of the oldest cities of Aventurien. Make sure your wits are sharpened before walking down the small alleys of Thorwal and Prem, and prepare to stop the Orcisch threat while creating a mighty alliance between nations. Featuring a complete visual reimagining along with a comprehensive overhaul of every aspect of the
gameplay, Realms of Arkania – Blade of Destiny is set to captivate a 21st century audience of new and old fans alike.