Hi everyone. With the beta going well (BIG thanks to everyone involved :)) I’m delighted to be able to tell you that the classic dungeon crawler Elminage Gothic will be coming to Steam on Thursday September 18th priced at just $9.99, with a Steam pre-purchase period opening from September 11th. Anyone who buys the game during the pre-purchase period will get a 20% discount and also receive the “BESTIARUM VOCABULUM” which is a 118 page digital art book featuring all the creatures from the game along with their stats. And that’s not all as you’ll also receive the full Elminage Gothic soundtrack too, featuring 60 minutes of music! The 20% discount will continue for one week after launch until September 25th, but please note that the art book and OST won’t be available when the pre-purchase period ends on September 18th. So, be sure to pre-purchase the game between the 11th and 18th September to take advantage of this amazing offer! :)
Not only will this be the first time that Elminage Gothic has been released in English but we’ve also replaced the vast majority of the PSP artwork with higher resolution versions, so now all the monsters, creatures and NPCs look amazing! We also tasked Laughing Jackal artist, Jake, to redraw all the dungeon textures and menu artwork at a much higher resolution and I’m sure you’ll agree that he’s done a mighty fine job. Nice one Jake! :)
If you’re not sure what Elminage Gothic is all about, well, here’s a brief description to whet your appetite:
In ancient times, the Great and Dark Gods clashed in a ferocious war over Man's control of the world, bringing despair and ruin to the lives of all humans.
As the conflict raged, the Great Gods sought to vanquish the power of the Dark Gods through the faith of humans. In return for their faith, the Gods promised humans a world of peace and prosperity and thereby a contract between humans and the Great Gods was formed.
By the contract, the Dark Gods could not interfere with the world of humans and were forever sealed inside their world of darkness. The people worshiped the Great Gods in thanks for their prosperity, and the world entered an era of peace.
The humans grew complacent and allowed their faith to fade.
Now, in the far-off realm of Ishmag, King Jardin ushers in an age of peace. Unknown to him, the dark powers have already begun reaching out in secret, planting the seeds to bring about the revival of the Dark Gods into the hearts of men. Foul and hideous creatures are emerging from the deep, treacherous caves of Tsun-Kurn and rumours of a rising evil are creeping across the peaceful lands.
It is up to you to arm yourself and descend into the depths of Tsun-Kurn in an attempt to put an end to the ever growing darkness and save your kingdom.
From the makers of the world renowned “Wizardry Empire” titles, Starfish SD brings you the latest entry in their popular series of dungeon crawlers. Elminage Gothic, previously only available in Japanese on PlayStation® Portable, now comes to PC offering a classic old school dungeon crawling experience with a dark, gothic twist!
- Well over 80 hours of dungeon crawling gameplay!
- Hundreds of stunning monsters, creatures and demons to defeat
- Multiple character classes
- The classic and traditional “THAC0” system!
- Full Japanese to English translation
This PC conversion also features a number of improvements over the original, including:
- Higher resolution art
- Improved user interface
- 8 stunning Steam Trading Cards to collect!
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