Gothic 4: Arcania
(in North America
and all European countries entitled Arcania: A Gothic Tale
) is the fourth installment of the Gothic
series, and the first one to be developed by a company other than Piranha Bytes
; the game will be developed by Spellbound
. The first teaser trailer revealed that Arcania is scheduled to be released in Winter 2009.
The start of the development was officially announced on August 23, 2007, along with the name of the new developer. Originally, the project was entitled Gothic 4: Genesis
, the name changing to Gothic 4: Arcania
, during the development; this change was announced for the first time in 2008.