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Pharaoh: A New Era bringing back fan favourite city-builder

Published: 10:39, 02 November 2020
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Pharaoh: A New Era, may the best Pharaoh win

Anyone who's ever dabbled with city-builder games is well aware of Sierra's Caesar games and their follow-ups like Pharaoh, and the latter is now making a return.

Yours truly has been so hooked on Ceasar 3 that I'm still keeping my saves tucked away, in hope that someday I'll be good enough to snatch that economic victory (don't ask). 

Sierra Entertainment has since dissolved though, so Pharaoh: A New Era is developed by Triskell Interactive and will be published by Dotemu. 

Mind you, this is not merely a remaster - Pharaoh: A New Era is a full remake, which is probably the best way to bring the beloved city-builder into the new gaming landscape of today. 

The rest is pretty much as when you left it - build your city bit by bit, and manage the economy, agriculture, culture, education, religion, health, and so on. In short, be the best Pharaoh you can. 

It goes without saying that Pharaoh: A New Era comes with Ultra HD graphics and a UI to match, but Triskell are promising even more, like modernised gameplay mechanics and more than fifty playable missions in your trip through the history of Ancient Egypt. 

It's important to note that Pharaoh's expansion from 2000 called Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile will be part of Pharaoh: A New Era on day one, and it's free for everyone who buys the game. 

Dotemu Pharaoh: A New Era city from above Pharaoh: A New Era, brings back the memories, doesn't it?

Triskell gave a brief overview of what Pharaoh: A New Era entails, so here it is in the TL/DR form:

  • Two modes of play: campaign and free build
  • More than 50 missions
  • Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile expansion
  • More than 100 hours of gameplay
  • Mission and map editor

Pharaoh: A New Era by Triskell Interactive and Dotemu

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Pharaoh: A New Era - build, build and build some more!

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