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THQ Nordic: demo of possible Gothic remake playable


Capcom has just announced a new edition of Resident Evil 3 Nemesis; Square Enix is ​​working on the Final Fantasy 7 Remake mega project for the next few years (or decades). Now there could be a reunion with Gothic.

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On Steam, fans can enjoy a two-hour, Download very early versionthat may become a real remake. After completing the demo, a questionnaire is automatically called up to collect feedback and then make a decision.

The Gothic remake was created on the basis of Unreal Engine 4 by a Spanish team called THQ Nordic Barcelona. The actually responsible developer studio Piranha Bytes is now part of THQ Nordic, it should be busy working on Elex 2. To load the demo, players on Steam must have either Gothic, Risen or Elex in their library.

The new edition is not simply the old Gothic on a new runtime environment, but a completely new adventure. As in the original, players end up in a closed world and meet Diego and other acquaintances;
however, there are completely new quests, environments, dialogues and more.

The developers have also revised the combat system – however, it does not yet look very mature. Fans should also miss the rugged, rugged charm of the original.

The first Gothic was released in 2001 based on an in-house engine from Piranha Byte from Essen. That was especially in Germany "Ruhr-RPG" a huge success. It did not offer the otherwise often somewhat withdrawn-looking fantasy, but very down-to-earth figures and, despite magic, a relatively credible world. Gothic 2 followed in 2002 and the third part of the series in 2003, which, however, suffered massively from program errors.

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