GameSpot is reporting
that DreamCatcher Games
has decided that the next chapter in the Gothic series, Gothic 4: Arcania
, is now known as Arcania: A Gothic Tale
. Word is: "The name change serves two purposes. First, it hints at a world rich in magic and fantasy. Second, and completely from a marketing perspective, it helps give the Gothic franchise a fresh start in North America, where it has failed to gain significant popularity"
. Thanks: Blues
. Arcania: A Gothic Tale will take place 10 years after Gothic 3
and the player will explore various southern islands, each having different climate zones and its own flora and fauna. The player will have again the ability to climb as well as to ride beasts. Arcania: A Gothic Tale is developed by Spellbound Entertainment
for PC and Xbox 360 and will be a fully DirectX 10 compatible game.