Though something of a system hog for the PC back in 2002, the six-year-old Arx Fatalis
(GN Grade: B
) is now patched up for Windows XP and Vista and is available at Good Old Games (GOG.com
) -- and will probably run magnificently now on the machine sitting in front of you. This "criminally overlooked" first-person RPG features plenty of old-school role-playing mechanics, not to discount gratuitous bodily dimemberment. Arx Fatalis
is at the going rate of $9.99 at GOG.com, but you can make that price point work even more in your favor if you take advantage of their 3-for-2 deal
going on right now.
Straight out of the Dungeon, Arx Fatalis invades GOG.com
GOG Frenzy Continues as another Top-Notch and DRM-Free RPG Appears on the Site
Warsaw, Poland - December 4, 2008. The frenzy of activity this month at Good Old Games (http://www.gog.com), the home of digitally distributed DRM-free all-time PC classics, continues with today's announcement that Arx Fatalis, the criminally overlooked first-person RPG from the folks at Arkane Studios, is now available in the GOG.com games catalogue for just $9.99.
With the addition of Arx Fatalis to the ever-growing catalogue at Good Old Games, GOG.com users receive another classic PC game with great storytelling, a gripping plot and lots of dismembered legs, arms and heads. As with all GOG.com games, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the game is 100% DRM-free, costs less than $10 and is available with lots of cool bonus stuff like the official soundtrack, a map of the world, wallpapers and more. Thanks to an exclusive new patch from Arkane, the game is now 100% compatible with Windows XP and Vista.
"Arx Fatalis is another great addition to the GOG.com games catalogue. The game was warmly received by media and players, and this is a great chance for anyone who overlooked it the first time to experience one of the best action-RPGs in recent years," said Adam Oldakowski, Managing Director of GOG.com. "The agreement with Arkane also shows that GOG.com isn't always looking to sign new deals for multiple titles; we're also searching for the rights for individual gems of PC gaming."
"We are very happy to join the growing list of companies that support the idea behind GOG.com. We believe that adding Arx Fatalis to GOG.com's game catalogue will expand the fan base of both the game and GOG.com," said Raphaël Colantonio, CEO and Creative Director of Arkane Studios.
Arx Fatalis is now available on GOG.com, so visit www.gog.com and experience the best of classic PC games. The announcement of the Arkane agreement is a part of wider action prepared by the GOG.com Team called "December is GOG.com fever month." The Team has prepared lots of new features, new releases and more agreements to announce this month. So stay tuned for more information from GOG.com in the upcoming days.
About Arkane Studios
Arkane Studios is based in Lyon, France and in Austin, Texas. We have the ambitious goal to create very high-quality, innovative games offering players maximum freedom and complete immersion in powerful and believable universes. With significant experience in first-person games, our team is now determined to explore the possibilities offered by online and new-generation-console games and express ourselves while meeting some new challenges. For more information on Arkane Studios visit www.arkane-studios.com
Backed by CD Projekt, one of Eastern and Central Europe's largest publishers and distributors, GOG.com – or Good Old Games – is the ultimate destination for classic PC games. The site offers gamers some of the greatest PC games of all time for a low price and free from copy protection. GOG.com is much more than just another digital distribution site, featuring an extensive community component that allows players to rate, review and discuss their favourite PC games, as well as insightful articles from respected games journalists. Visit www.gog.com and start your journey to the past.
About CD Projekt
Founded in 1994, CD Projekt is one of Eastern and Central Europe's largest game distributors, with offices in Warsaw, Prague and Budapest, and employs more than 250 people across its diverse businesses. The company has used innovative marketing and distribution practices to invigorate the Polish games market and to position itself as a leader in the localisation and publishing of world-class games, having brought such hits as the Neverwinter Nights, Diablo and Warcraft series to the region with great success. CD Projekt Group includes the publishing and distribution companies in Poland, Czech, Slovakia and Hungary; the dedicated Localisation Centre, which is the leading provider of cross-platform porting, quality assurance and localisation services in the region; CD Projekt RED, the development branch responsible for the hit role-playing franchise, The Witcher; Metropolis Software, currently developing the anticipated multiplatform sci-fi shooter, THEY; and GOG.com, the ultimate online destination for DRM-free classic PC games. More information about CD Projekt can be found online at www.cdprojekt.com.