One of the legendary PC franchises developed by Bullfrog and published by Electronic Arts back in 1997, will rise from the ashes in for of a mobile game. EA and Mythic entertainment during their presentation on Gamescom 2013, announced that they are working on a reincarnation of this classic, and should be ready by the end of this year.
Bullfrog was a company behind some of the greatest hits from our childhood under their belt like Populous, Theme Park, Theme Hospital, Magic Carpet and Dungeon Keeper. The company’s destiny was sealed later in the ’90’s when Electronic Arts, Bullfrog’s publisher, acquired the studio and all the game licenses up to that point. Peter Molyneux’s last project before leaving Bullfrog/EA in 1997 was exactly Dungeon Keeper.
Evils is Good
Dungeon Keeper was a strategy game where the player assumes the role of a dungeon master, attempting to build its lair, build defenses, traps, train minions and protect it from the invading knights in a shiny armor. The game was characterized by the gloomy atmosphere and the creepy sounds of your dungeon heart pulsating in the dark. Unfortunately by the looks of it, the remake will be done in a more cartoonish manner. Regardless of the graphics, EA promises that all the Evil is still there plus some new improvements like invading other players dungeons with your heroes.
There is no info if the game will be sold for a premium price, or will join the bandwagon and go full fremium, the latter being more likely. We will just have to wait and see. In the meantime, if you feel like replaying the old Dungeon Keeper 1 (DK2 is Windows only), you can try running it on your Android device by using an emulator (hint: works nicely on larger screens). Visit the DOS emulation article for more info.