Once a Skyrim mod, The Forgotten City‘s evolution into an entirely standalone game with its own setting has been an intriguing one. Now given a boost by an ex-FromSoftware artist, Modern Storyteller’s Groundhog Day-esque journey is wanting wonderful. Set in a legendary, forgotten Roman metropolis, a cadre of explorers are all lifeless as a result of somebody broke a regulation and unleashed an historical curse. Fortunately, they’ve obtained you to assist out, unglued in time and repeating the fateful day over and over till you possibly can crack the thriller and (hopefully) save everybody. Check out the brand new trailer under.
Very little exists of the unique mod model on this new iteration. Gone is its kitbashed world of Dwemer structure and equipment, changed with a much more convincing, bespoke aesthetic. While a number of the central themes and plot factors can be repeated, Modern Storyteller are eager to reiterate that it is a entire new game, extra impressed by the unique mod than designed precisely in its picture. From what little we see of the fight, utilizing a revolver in opposition to golden-masked constructs is about as removed from The Elder Scrolls as you will get. Shorn of its sandbox roots, it feels extra like an immersive sim than an RPG now.
While I’ve by no means performed the unique, I plan on having a look on the authentic prototype after enjoying the brand new model, only for curiosity’s sake. I’m intrigued to see how properly the brand new model handles a Majora’s Mask-esque interwoven net of causes and results and simply what number of endings it may well result in – branching narratives aren’t straightforward. As an apart, it’s been an fascinating couple years for modders going professional, with 3D Realms assembling retro dream groups for the Quake-based Wrath and the Duke-inspired Ion Maiden. I’m all the time completely satisfied to see a gifted crew of hobbyists go professional, and I’m excited to see how properly the reimagining treats the mod.
While they’re not but able to decide to a selected date, Modern Storyteller estimate that the game can be prepared “late” this 12 months. You can control it by way of its Steam page here, or its official web page here. Those fortunate sufficient to be at PAX East subsequent week will be capable of take the game for a spin on the show-floor.