ultimaforever EA and BioWare announce Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar

Electronic Arts (EA) and BioWare have announced the latest title in the popular Ultima role-playing game series, Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar.

Electronic Arts (EA) and BioWare have announced the latest title in the popular Ultima role-playing game series, Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar.

 
It has been over a decade since the last Ultima game, and the original Quest of the Avatar, the fourth game in the series, was released all the way back in 1985, when pixelated artwork was all the rage.
 
This latest game will see action role-playing matched with BioWare storytelling, reintroducing players to the world of Britannia. Since BioWare launched Star Wars: The Old Republic and since Ultima Online is well-known in the annals of gaming history, you would be forgiven for thinking this game is another MMO, but it is a standard single-player game, though there will also be a multiplayer experience.
 
uf map EA and BioWare announce Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar
 
“As huge fans of the Ultima franchise, the team at BioWare Mythic is not only excited to be able to bring this reimagining of the original rich world to the fans of the classic RPGs, but also to introduce a new generation of gamers who have never had a chance to discover why this is one of our industry’s most beloved worlds,” said Eugene Evans, Studio GM at BioWare Mythic.
 
Details about gameplay are under wraps for now, but EA promises to show off more at Comic-Con this weekend (check out booth #5405). Gamers can also sign up now for a chance to take part in the beta.
 
The game will release later this year for PC and the iPad.