German publisher dtp entertainment has announced the launch of a new website
for Drakensang: The Dark Eye
. While it's likely that the upcoming PC RPG is well off your radar, what's particularly interesting is that the game is based in Fantasy Production's Dark Eye
universe, the same used for Attic Entertainment's Realms of Arkania
franchise from the 90s.
games make up some of the most difficult and taxing RPGs in existence, where characters could just as easily die from foot rot from wandering the wilderness without shoes as they could from being gored by an ogre. Unfortunately, while Drakensang
will be set in the same universe, it is not considered by the devs to be a sequel to the Arkania games – though this won't stop us from re-creating our party from Realms of Arkania III: Shadows over Riva
and playing Drakensang
through the magic of self-delusion when the game ships in 2008.