City Builder Pharaoh: A New Era Gets February Release Date on PC
Pharaoh: A New Era – publisher Dotemu and developer Triskell Interactive remake of classic Ancient-Egypt-themed city builder – finally has a release date and is coming to PC on 15th February.
The original Pharaoh, which was released in the hazy mists of 1999, gave players the opportunity to whizz back through time and experience 15 centuries of Ancient Egyptian history, coaxing their fledging nomad settlements into huge cities in classic management sim style.
At first, it’s just a matter of constructing a logistically sound network of housing, roads, and simple amenities to satisfy citizens’ needs, but soon considerations around the likes of economy, trade, health, agriculture, education, culture, religion, and warfare.
Dotemu originally revealed its Pharaoh remake in 2020 and now, after a bit of a delay, its release is almost here. This spruced-up version promises all 50+ playable campaign missions seen in the original and its subsequent Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile expansion, as well as a sandbox mode, plus a map and mission editor.
The game has been given a bit of a modern makeover, with an updated soundtrack and an “Ultra HD” makeover for the original’s already quite atmospheric art. There’s also a new UI, plus gameplay tweaks intended to take back all the original experience up to “modern standards”.
Pharaoh: A New Era will be available through Steam when it comes out for PC on 15th February.
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