UK localization studio Ghostlight have confirmed that they’re localizing Elminage Gothic, the classic Japanese dungeon crawler, to PC. This is the first time the game is being translated into English, and it’s quite the undertaking by the team at Ghostlight.
The original Elminage game was released in Europe last year on PSP, and it’s still available via the Playstation Network, although retail copies of the game were highly exclusive and as such only 300 copies were made. Elminage Gothic, or as it’s known in Japan – Elminage Gothic: Ulm Zakir to Yami no Gishik, is the fourth entry in the series by developer Starfish SD. It was originally released on the PSP in 2012 and later on the 3DS last year.
The game is very reminiscent of the iconic Wizardry series, and the developer, Starfish SD, was even behind a few of the games within that series, like Wizardry Empire III: Haō no Keifu. Elminage Gothic features over 80 hours of gameplay, multiple character classes, hundreds of monsters, creatures and demons, and more.
Ghostlight is working intimately with Starfish SD to bring the game to modern PC’s with high definition artwork, as well as a bunch of new features that come alongside the game’s Steam release like mouse and keyboard support, and of course, Steam Trading Cards.
A specific release date was not mentioned, although we’re told to expect Elminage Gothic sometime later this year.