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THQ Nordic Incorporates Alkimia Interactive for Gothic Remake

Alkimia Interactive will lead development on the Gothic Remake.
Alkimia Interactive will lead development on the Gothic Remake. / Photo courtesy of Alkimia Interactive/THQ Nordic

THQ Nordic is reviving the classic medieval RPG series Gothic, and it's forming a new studio to do it.

Alkimia Interactive, based in Barcelona, Spain, will head up development on the Gothic Remake. The studio started working in summer 2020, building up its team of developers for the project. That team is still growing as production continues.

Alkimia plans to bring the Gothic Remake to PC and next-gen consoles, and it will share a first look at the game in the next couple of months.

"We strive to build Alkimia Interactive as a top-notch RPG studio," said Alkimia head Reinhard Pollice. "Our ambition is to become one of the best addresses for PC/Console core game development in the South of Europe."

The original Gothic was developed by Piranha Bytes and was released in 2001. Several sequels, spin-offs and expansions followed, but the last release in the franchise — the Arcania: Fall of Setarrif expansion for Gothic 4 — came out in 2011.