Realms of Arkania is as as old as a classic single player role playing game gets. The game was first released in Germany in the April of 1992, in all of Europe in the April of the following year, and world wide in the June of 1993. Given the time of the release, the traditional platform was MS-DOS, an operating system that precedes even the most basic forms of Microsoft Windows. This was the operating system that ran on the big bulky computers of the 80s and 90s, and for the true fans of classic role playing games, the news is surrounded by well deserved hype as Realms of Arkania: Star Trail is now announced to be released on the PlayStation 4, available for download in the system’s online stores.
The original Realms of Arkania game was Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny which was created and released in German. As it gained popularity, it was translated into English and made available for greater audiences to play. Following Blade of Destiny, Realms of Arkania: Star Trail and Realms of Arkania: Shadow over Riva were released. You can imagine the level of game play of an MS-DOS system, and so with the new release of Realms of Arkania: Star Trail on the PS4, there are a lot of questions about how the game will translate over while staying true to its original claim to fame identity. It will now be in 3D, fitting for today’s generation of gamers, and will of course have a whole new level of crisp and clear graphics.
Star Trail is a sequel to Blade of Destiny, building off of the plot line of a failed orc invasion on Thorwal. In Star Trail, you are now taken to Kvirasim, an old city, to find the lost Salamander Stone that holds the power to bring together all the elves and dwarfs of the land so that they may fight against the invading orcs. You are faced with many obstacles to convince you out of your mission and many others that make your mission to find the stone more difficult, but it is unto you to stay true to your quest and not wander astray. There are many mystical creatures, spells, and artifacts along the journey in the fantasy land and if you’re intrigued to know more and haven’t lived the good old times of an MS-DOS Realms of Arkania, download the game on your Play Station 4 now!
The game is retailing at USD $39.99. To purchase your copy, visit the PlayStation Store online.