Dotemu and Triskell Interactive announced the return of one of gaming’s best historical city builders ever created, Pharaoh. Revealed today during Gamescom 2020, fans will be able to rule the Nile in 2021 on PC.
First released in 1999 by Impressions Games and published by Sierra Entertainment, Pharaoh puts players into the role of an Egyptian ruler. Players can plan and execute the construction and management of cities as well as settlements in ancient Egypt. Players can also oversee every aspect of life within their borders. Additionally, they can juggle resources and strategize the administration of their empire to ensure that citizens are fed, employed, healthy and protected.
Pharaoh: A New Era will be a full remake of the original game, packing all-new code. This remake will have all-new 2D graphics with brand new UI and improved mechanics to the game. It will also include the 2000 expansion, Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile. Packing more than 100 hours of gameplay, Pharaoh features 53 missions and a full map and mission editor.
Pharaoh features two modes of play; Campaign and Free Build. In campaign mode, players focus on establishing cities during different periods of ancient Egypt, building up trade centers, grand cities, tombs and pyramids, and fabulous monuments for various ancient Egyptian leaders. Players operate in six periods of ancient Egyptian history, with the first period serving as the game’s tutorial. In later periods, players get a choice between two missions; one being a peaceful mission, the other being more military in nature.
In order to celebrate this announcement, Dotemu released a new cinematic trailer for it. The publisher has also released the first two screenshots for this remake, so be sure to view check them out!