Pharaoh: A New Era

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: DotEmu
Developer: Triskell Interactive
Release Date: Feb. 15, 2023

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'Pharaoh: A New Era' Release Date Set For Mid February - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 25, 2023 @ 10:59 a.m. PST

Pharaoh: A New Era is a full remake of classic city builder that puts players into the role of an Egyptian ruler.

First released in 1999 by Impressions Games and published by Sierra Entertainment, plan and execute the construction and management of cities as well as settlements in ancient Egypt and oversee every aspect of life within your borders. Juggle resources and strategize the administration of your empire to ensure that citizens are fed, employed, healthy and protected. 

Pharaoh: A New Era is being developed with all-new code and, like a good city builder, from the ground up (see what we did there?) from Dotemu and Triskell Interactive brings all-new 4K 2D graphics with brand new UI and improved mechanics to the game, and will 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, making the classic an immediate must-have.

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. 

Publisher Dotemu and developer Triskell Interactive announced that aspiring rulers will take the throne in Pharaoh: A New Era, a full remake of one of the most beloved city builders of all time, Feb. 15 on PC via Steam. 

Key Features:

  • A Cult Classic Remade: Rediscover 4,000 years of History in 4K HD in this remake of the cult classic city-builder Pharaoh and its expansion Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile
  • A Rich, Complexe and Unique Experience: Trade and develop your economy with neighboring cities and make your civilization thrive while facing the elements with the flooding of the Niel, the wars with your enemies, the furies of the Gods and the plagues of Egypt
  • A Fortune of Fun: Lead your people through a rich 50+ missions and 100+ hour campaign, or unwind and build the metropolis of your dreams in a Free Build mode
  • Breathtaking Views: Marvel at the beauty of budding settlements and lively cities sprawling across the Egyptian sands, brought to life through fully reworked, intricate hand drawn art
  • Modern Refinements: Overhauled menus, a refreshed UI and various adjustments make Pharaoh: A New Era’s classically inspired fun feel like second nature to play
  • A Fully Reorchestrated Soundtrack: Take in stirring recreations of the original soundtrack’s melodies, rearranged and performed with traditional oriental instruments
  • More than just a remake, Pharaoh: A New Era also brings hundreds of gameplay changes, enhancing the original experience to new standards:
    • New reworked UI: with overhauled menus and a fully redesigned UI, build your city more efficiently and raise your empire to new heights
    • With the New Nilometer Indicator, track both when the Nile floods occur and its quality
    • Manage your people more easily and efficiently with new and redesigned mechanics, like the Workers tooltip, the Fixed Worker Ratio or the Global Labor Pool
    • Develop your city with ease with the ability to quickly copy-paste buildings
    • Enjoy a chiller experience by disabling predators
    • And many more!

Pharaoh: A New Era is coming to PC (Steam) on February 15, 2023.

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