There’s a new King Arthur’s World in development! OH BOY!

3 mins read

News by Matt S. 

King Arthur’s World is one of the forgotten classics of the SNES era. A side-scrolling RTS, with the most delightful character art, and soundtrack I can call to mind to this day, it was a game that I never owned, but borrowed from my local movie rental store (remember those?) over and over… and over again.

With the original developer (Argonaut Games) and publisher (Jaleco) no longer being in operation, I had assumed that it was a game that was never getting a revival. One of those “lost to time” deals. So imagine my surprise when, out of the blue, a developer dropped me a note to say that the owner of the IP, Jez San, had started production on a brand new King Arthur’s World?

The early screenshot, proving that the new game is in development!

That’s right. There’s a new King Arthur’s World in production. And I am so, so happy.

The game will be released on mobile (which is normally a cause for concern, but given the way the original played, the touch screen input really makes sense here. We don’t have too much by way of details yet, but there’s also a blog post explaining how the new game project came to be, a bare-bones (but none-the-less, there!) website, and the early-in-production screenshot you see on this story.

There’s still a lot of information to come regarding this King Arthur’s World remake, and obviously it’s such early days we have no idea how the team will go about capturing the same spirit and personality as the original, but this is right up there with the most exciting bit of news for 2018 to date… that’s how much I loved that SNES original.

– Matt S. 
Find me on Twitter: @digitallydownld

Please help keep DDNet running: Running an online publication isn’t cheap, and it’s highly time consuming. Please help me keep the site running and providing interviews, reviews, and features like this by supporting me on Patreon. Even $1/ month would be a hugely appreciated vote of confidence in the kind of work we’re doing. Please click here to be taken to my Patreon, and thank you for reading and your support!

This is the bio under which all legacy articles are published (as in the 12,000-odd, before we moved to the new Website and platform). This is not a member of the DDNet Team. Please see the article's text for byline attribution.

Previous Story

Game of the Year, 2018: Best new IP

Next Story

Review: Mordheim Warband Skirmish (Nintendo Switch)

Latest Articles