Another classic fantasy ARPG game has appeared for Switch

Image: Piranha Byte / Nordic THQ

Nintendo Switch fans can enjoy in the near future with an official social media account for Gothic The series seems to hint at the release of the original fantasy themed action RPG on a hybrid platform.

Gothic is developed by German-based studio Piranha Bytes (also known for action RPGs Easter) and released on PC in 2001. This appears to be the second Switch teaser, after a post late last year that tease Gothic II run on Switch.

This latest tweet coincides with the 22nd anniversary of the first game. You can see the Switch controls in the screenshot below:

“Happy 22nd Anniversary, #Gothic 1! On this day in 2001, the world is presented with a game that will captivate players for years to come. As a gift for everyone, we decided I’m going to change it up a bit and introduce something different. Stay the same!”

And here’s what’s supposed to be Gothic II running on Nintendo hardware:

Gothic is not to be confused with upcoming Gothic 1 remake by developer Alkimia Interactive of THQ Nordic, featuring improved graphics and many other modern enhancements.

Here’s a little more info on Gothic’s story via Steam. In short, it’s a living world where people work, sleep, eat and fight to survive. It has more than 50 hours of gameplay and a variety of weapons and spells that your character can use.

War was waged throughout the kingdom of Myrtana. Orcs invaded human territory and the king of the land needed a great deal of ore to forge enough weapons, if his armies were to withstand this threat. Anyone who breaks the law in these darkest times is condemned to serve in the massive penal colony of Khorinis, much-needed ore mining.

The entire area, dubbed the “Colony”, is surrounded by a magical barrier, a sphere two kilometers in diameter that blocks the penal colony from the outside world. The barrier could be passed in from the outside – but once inside, no one could escape. Barriers are a double-edged sword – soon the prisoners seize the opportunity and start an uprising. The colony is divided into three rival factions and the king is forced to negotiate for his ore, not just claim it.

You are thrown over the fence into this prison. With your back against the wall, you must survive and form unstable alliances until you can finally escape.

And here’s a look at the gameplay, courtesy of YouTube channel NoobFriendlyZone:

Do you want to play the Gothic series on Switch? Any good memories from the day back? Comment below.


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