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Classic 90s magic FPS The Wheel of Time got re-released

The Wheel of Time got re-released

GOG and classic game wizards Nightdive Studios announced classic 90s magic FPS The Wheel of Time got re-released.

The Wheel of Time got re-released on Windows PC via GOG. A 10% discount is being offered currently to celebrate the re-release of the classic magical shooter.

Both GOG and Nightdive worked on everything leading up to The Wheel of Time getting re-released, including their usual modern enhancements like HD support for up to 4K resolutions (also includes widescreen too), as well as touching up its pre-rendered cutscenes so they display properly without running into issues on HD displays.

Originally released back in November 1999 by developer Legend Entertainment and publisher GT Interactive, The Wheel of Time is based on the iconic novels of the same by Robert Jordan.

News that The Wheel of Time got re-released comes right alongside GOG announced a new commitment to return to their “Good Old Games” roots, with a new “Good Old Game” tag added to their growing digital store to help identify classics that are being compiled and re-released.

Here’s the game’s intro video:

Here’s a rundown on the classic game:

The Wheel of Time got re-released

For thousands of years the Dark One has been trapped, but now the four seals keeping him imprisoned have been lost. Four organization of opposing beliefs and principles were searching for these seals. The Aes Sedai sisterhood managed to recover three, but one of them was stolen, allegedly by members of a sect within their organization that worshipped the Dark One. Elayna Sedai, Keeper of the Chronicles of the White Tower, has been promoted to the leader of Aes Sedai, and must retrieve the lost seal at all costs.

The Wheel of Time is a fantasy-themed 3D shooter based on the novel series of the same name by Robert Jordan. Combat is ranged, but the player character doesn’t use any weapons and instead relies on artifacts called “ter’angreal”. There are 40 types of ter’angreal in the game, which can be used for offensive as well as defensive purposes, e.g. shoot lightning and fireball, heal or hide the protagonist in a cloak, etc.

Features:

  • Environments in real time 3D
  • Diverse weather effects like wind, rain and snow
  • Construction and equipping of own fortresses
  • More than 100 artifacts and magic spells
  • Based on Robert Jordans epic novel
  • Unique multiplayer dynamic
  • Single and local multiplayer mode available up to 4 players
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