ArcaniA: Gothic 4 (formerly ArcaniA: A Gothic Tale) is the contested sequel to JoWooD's RPG franchise, planned for release in Fall 2010 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The game is not developed by the original studio Piranha Bytes, but by another team from Spellbound. The setting, however, remains roughly the same. Ten years have passed since the end of Gothic 3 and the world has changed - the Southern Islands have become embroiled in a grueling conflict, and set the stage for the player to brave countless adventures in the guise of a nameless hero. Old acquaintances and new faces will aid the hero or attempt to thwart his efforts throughout his epic journey. Especially the members of the fairer sex will play a more important role. Who knows maybe the women will make the hero's life a little more complicated... Exciting quests and challenging fights will be as much highlights as intrigue and betrayal. Will the nameless hero overcome these obstacles and complete his seemingly insurmountable task?