DreamCatcher Games has today announced that it has acquired the worldwide publishing rights for the previously unannounced Xbox version of Arx Fatalis. The role-playing game, which was released for the PC in November last year, is scheduled for release on the Xbox toward the end of 2003.
"The signing of Arx Fatalis is a signal that DreamCatcher is serious about publishing great console games," said Richard Wah Kan, CEO of DreamCatcher Interactive. "The game has had great success on the PC, and we're confident that we'll have even more success on Xbox."
"We're very excited about developing Arx Fatalis for Xbox," said Raphael Colantonio, CEO of Arkane Studios. "The console has great capabilities, which will allow us to give gamers the best version of Arx Fatalis they could ever dream of."
Arx Fatalis is a first-person RPG set in a subterranean fantasy world inhabited by trolls, goblins, snake-women, and the like. Armed with an array of weapons and up to 50 different magic spells, players must negotiate vast labyrinth-like levels while solving puzzles, defeating enemies, and eating to stay alive. We'll bring you more information on the Xbox version of Arx Fatalis as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, you might want to take a look at our full review of the PC version of the game, which was released last year.