'Shadowgate' Remake Beta Underway: Early Peak Available To Kickstarter Backers And Anyone Who Preorders [NEW TRAILER]

By Alex Riviello , Updated Jun 17, 2014 04:27 PM EDT
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Fans of classic adventure game Shadowgate, your day has come. Developer Zojoi has announced that the remake's closed beta is now available for download, and has released a new storyline trailer to celebrate.

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For those (sadly) uninitiated, Shadowgate is a point-and-click adventure game that was released almost 30 years ago for the Macintosh as part of its MacVenture series. It's perhaps best known for its NES port, however, which gave the dark game an incredible amount of popularity that continues to this day. A few sequels and ports have popped up over the years but it wasn't until the Kickstarter project that the original creators were able to completely revamp their classic game, adding new features and completeing redoing the graphics and soundtrack. 

“Launching the closed Beta of Shadowgate is an exciting step for us as we give gamers an early taste of the bold adventure that awaits,” said Karl Roelofs, Design Director at Zojoi. “The new graphics and eerie music create an atmosphere that transports gamers from their everyday lives into this harrowing dark adventure that’s both classic and completely new. Of course, the great part is that players will quickly learn that this new castle is as deadly as the last.”

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If you didn't get involved with the game's Kickstarter you can still get into the beta- there's a 'Hero Tier' package that you can purchase that gives you immediate access, as well as the full game a week before its launch.

There are three options available to you:

Discount Price: Pre-order the PC and Mac versions today to reserve a copy for only $14.99 – a 25% discount.
Adventurer Tier: Choose the “Adventurer” tier to receive the full game at release plus wallpapers and a digital Shadowgate calendar.
Hero Tier: Become a true fan of high adventure by purchasing the “Hero” tier including all the other pre-order items plus a complete digital soundtrack, digital art book, Beta tester access with in-game credits, and access to the final game one week before launch!

Check out www.shadowgate.com for more details on those packs.

Shadowgate is coming to PC, Mac, iOS and Android tablets late this summer for $19.99. Prepare with this new story trailer!

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