Fans have been eagerly awaiting the Gothic Remake, which has been in development for three years now. For Christmas, Alkimia Interactive released a short teaser trailer that promises more details in the near future.
It is one of the most commercially successful action RPGs ever: Gothic 1, acclaimed by many fans and critics alike, was released for PC in 2001 and impressed at the time with a brilliantly unconventional story and stunning graphics. Although it has a lot of dialogue and role-playing content, it also provides some action sequences making it a true and unforgettable adventure for many players. With this article, we want to gather all the latest news for you.
Publisher THQ Nordic added the series to its portfolio in 2019. To pay homage to the success of Gothic 1, the company decided to do a Remake. However, it was quickly realized that a pure Gothic Remake would not be possible without modifying some parts of the gameplay substance. In order not to disappoint any die-hard fans, this should happen in coordination with the community. To this end, THQ Nordic surprisingly released a playable teaser for the new Gothic game on December 13, 2019, which fans were able to temporarily play in order to then gather their opinions
Three years were spent working and tinkering on the Gothic Remake, and the work seems to have paid off, because, on August 12, 2022, THQ Nordic finally released a new showcase trailer for the game, which delivers an impressive presentation of the old mine that shines in new graphical glory, thanks to the Unreal Engine:
2023 will be Gothic 1-like!
That the work on the Gothic 1 Remake still seems to be in full swing is proven by a recently released teaser trailer, which the developers released just in time for Christmas 2022. The video gives us a brief but impressive glimpse of a graphically polished version of the Old Camp in the Valley of Mines. Furthermore, new information about the Gothic Remake is teased for 2023. Gothic veteran Kai Rosenkranz provided the appropriate background music. We can’t wait!
Is the release date for the Gothic Remake known?
Good things take time. The current news gives us good reason to believe that the work is anything but standing still and that we will already be provided with fresh details in the near future. Nevertheless, we still have to be patient for a while. According to Amazon, a December 31, 2023 release is planned for the PlayStation 5. The original Gothic 1 was exclusively released for PC. In this respect, fans will be happy to hear that the title also seems to be coming out for next-gen consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Gothic 1 versus the Gothic Remake
Many fans enjoyed the Playable Teaser for the remake in 2019 via Steam. If you missed the opportunity, we would like to give you some insights from that time. In this video, you can directly compare gameplay scenes from the old version with the new remake. Of course, the footage is from 2019. So it’s safe to assume that many things could have improved even further in the meantime.
More great remakes and games you can watch out for
If you’re a fan of the series and enjoy games like the Gothic 1 Remake, you should definitely also keep an eye on The Witcher remake, which the developers officially announced in November 2022. In addition, the Witcher saga seems to continue with a completely new game, that fans like to call The Witcher 4.
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