The forgotten city is a Skyrim mod released in 2015 and quickly won numerous awards for its gripping mystery tale, including an Australian Writers’ Guild victory. An improved and standalone version of The forgotten city will release on PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, Switch and PC this summer, publisher Dear Villagers and developer Modern Storyteller announced this week.
In the game, players find themselves trapped in a time loop in an ancient city hidden under the Roman Empire. Its 26 residents live under a strict and deadly law: if one of them breaks the mysterious golden rule, they all die. As a person of the modern age, players use time travel and questioning to turn the tide of events and solve the Golden Rule puzzle. It’s non-linear, with multiple endings, dubbing and an original orchestral score.
The original version of The forgotten city takes six to eight hours to complete on average, according to the developer.
“While retaining all the elements that gamers know and love, the full version improves on every aspect and adds a lot of surprises,” writes Modern Storyteller. “Walk the streets of a whole new city. Get to know reimagined characters. Immerse yourself in the original lore and enjoy new twists and endings. Solve new puzzles with new game mechanics and enjoy a brand new orchestral score and professional dubbing. The forgotten city is the story we always wanted to tell, for you to enjoy over and over again. “
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