Arx Fatalis

A fan has recently undertaken the task of remaking Arx Fatalis in Unreal Engine 4, including a host of improvements such as DirectX 12 support, real-time ray tracing, and more.

The first-person RPG was originally released by Arkane Studios in 2002 to critical acclaim. Set in Arx, a world whose sun has failed, players must uncover the secrets of a large subterranean cave where creatures from the surface have been forced to take refuge.

BlackcatGameStudio, the one-person studio behind the ambitious project, has released details about the current version of the game claiming to have so far ported numerous levels, added dialogue for Level 11, and allowed for combat with guards and interaction with an NPC.

Though the project is still in its early stages and no demo is available just yet, two videos showcasing these impressive features have been released, giving fans an exciting glimpse at what to expect.

Arx Fatalis was the first game from Arkane Studios and included some elements of the formula that the team would go on to use to such powerful effect in the Dishonored series. The studio’s latest release was Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, though it has more recently been contributing to the upcoming Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot VR, alongside series developer MachineGames.

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  1. It is definitely a game that deserves attention. Not just a remake, but sequel game too and some world expanding story. The atmosphere was great and the way the post apocalyptic theme was heandled was unique. The sun burning out* instead of men made causes, medieval fantasy instead of American mad max BS, devastating cold instead of fire and nuclear radiation, no mutants just deadly & desperate cults for a scare.


    People believed it burned out, but the endgame cutscene reveals otherwise. The sun was shrouded by something. It didn’t burn out.

    1. A sequel would certainly be interesting… but the rights seem to belong to THQ Nordic now if my Googling skills are leading me right, so I have doubts that it’s going to happen any time soon.

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