[Update: Thu 24th Feb, 2022 20:00 GMT]
Originally slated for Autumn 2021, Enclave HD has now been announced for a Summer 2022 release. Still no trailer or screenshots, but we have a little bit of key art, and a cover:
Still no response from the developers or publishers regarding the claim of selling 25 million copies, which would put it somewhere between the Pokémon Sun and Moon games, and Grand Theft Auto IV — but Ziggurat Interactive is still using that number in their press releases:
"This dungeon-filled, medieval adventure sold over 25 million copies on PC, Xbox, and Wii when released in 2002 and is coming this summer to modern consoles."
[Original: Wed 1st Sep, 2021 10:30 BST]
Third-person action RPG Enclave is getting a revival on modern platforms, it has been revealed.
Originally released on the Xbox in 2002 by Starbreeze Studios (Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Payday 2), Enclave was later ported to the Wii by TopWire Interactive in 2012. It is claimed by Ziggurat Interactive – the company behind the forthcoming remaster – that Enclave has sold 'over 25 million copies' on all formats since it was launched in 2002. That seems like a staggeringly high amount (the game isn't listed in the top 50 best-selling games of all time), and we've reached out to the company's PR for clarification.
The new version – which is also coming to the Xbox One and PS4 – will contain enhanced visuals and sound, along with 20 new music tracks and a remastered version of the original soundtrack. The 2012 Wii version of the original game made use of the console's motion control interface, and it remains to be seen if the Switch edition will do the same.
There's no trailer or screens as yet, but here's the trailer for the 2012 version to tide you over:
Here's some PR:
In Enclave, hundreds of years have passed since the high wizard Zale saved the people of Calenheim from the brink of defeat at the hands of the evil armies of Dreg’Atar by creating a massive rift to permanently separate the forces of good and evil. Now the rift is closing and it is up to an unlikely hero to rise up and fight. Will this aspiring adventurer succeed in his quest to fight for the Light and slay the demon king Vatar? Or will a minion of the Darkness take Celenheim for the forces of evil?
Enclave is set for a fall 2021 release on PS4, Switch, and Xbox One, and includes:
+ Immersive, fast-paced feudal-era combat
+ A massive narrative scope, including two distinct campaigns with alternate endings
+ More than 25 unique missions, plus additional bonus content
+ 12 diverse unlockable characters, each blending elements of traditional character classes in a one-of-a-kind way
+ Challenging boss opponents, each requiring different tactics to defeat them
+ An interactive gameplay tutorial that gets you into the action fast
+ Three different difficulty settings provide the right level of challenge for any player
+ A plethora of varied weapons, collectible objects, consumables, and magic items
+ Surprises around every corner with dozens of scripted event triggers to keep you on your toes
+ Captivating soundtrack paired perfectly with atmospheric sound effects
Enclave is a third-person action RPG with intense medieval combat, an epic soundtrack, and two separate story-driven campaigns which have the player fighting for the forces of Light or Darkness. Each faction offers six distinct character options such as Knights, Wizards, and Druids on the side of Light, or servants of the Darkness like Berserkers, Assassins, and Goblins. Wield swords, magic, and bows to wage war on your enemies and decide Celenheim’s future.
Do you have fond memories of this game from the Xbox version, or the earlier console edition? Let us know with a comment.
Maybe the PC version came on 1000 floppy discs so each disc in the box is classed as a copy so only actually sold 24500 on PC and 500,000 elsewhere?
Looks more like a remake is needed rather than a remaster.
Surely a missing decimal point there? Though even 2.5 million is higher than I'd expect.
I've never heard of it so I'd be surprised if that number was accurate. I guess making up sales figures would get people talking about the game at least.
@Matroska I highly suspect that is what has happened here. I'll update the post when I hear back.
Never did play the OG Xbox version since I didn't have an Xbox. I do remember seeing ads for it and being jealous, then I stopped caring. Might pick this up if it reviews well.
Wasn't Starbreeze accused of money laundering and fraud a while back?!
Why Double Fine initially dropped them as publisher for Psychonauts 2 and ended up with MS.
Is this one of those steam games I get in a blind bundle on sites like humble bundle?
The Wii version metacritic situation is not good - only 3 reviews: 52, 37, and 15.
For a moment I was like "Wait a minute - I don't have this in my Wii collection!", but then I was like " Good job I don't have this ***** in my Wii collection".
Still tempted to get it though, cos I'm a ****.
Edit: That's really weird. According to my Amazon account, I've just bought it.
Those riddick games would be most welcome xx
Ever notice that evils always “stalks” and never just “wanders about” the land?
Anyway, can’t say this has me too excited but a decent review could change that.
@Dogorilla It sold 1.5 million on Steam alone:
I really liked their Riddick game on 360, that they did miracles on to make it look so great for that time period, but never cared much for anything after that from them, personally.
When I was studying music in uni I was told all management claim their artist is the no 1 selling artist of all time. They would just lie to newspapers but of course the little news article was essentially a paid advert hidden as a piece of "news" in the entertainment section so nobody fact checked. I started paying attention to the entertainment section of newspapers and discovered that dozens of bands are claiming to be the no1 selling artist of all time and hide behind the fact it's hard to trace record sales in the 80's and back.
I have the Wii version but it looks and plays like something from the N64 era.
Great game. Some levels are dead souls brutal.
The FIRST Soul Like....this game is TOO difficult. I have Enclave on the first xbox. Demon Souls is easy near Enclave! You´ll see...
I remember watching a friend playing this on his XBox. It was pretty generic and didn't really hold our attention for very long. But it's retro now which means a new generation of gamer will probably think it's cool lol.
never heard of it. But looks like an Elder Scrolls knock-off. Regardless, I'll get it if its good
This game is only $2 on Steam right now if anyone is interested. It's not that good but you could play it til the HD one or Steam Deck came out or just get Elden Ring.
Oh man, I remember playing this a little bit back in the day. A friend of mine had a total love / hate relationship with this game. He really enjoyed playing, but would rage at the difficulty.
If my memory serves correctly, this might really find new life being advertised as a Souls-like.
@Enigk PC's didn't even have floppy drives anymore when this game released.
I'll pass, played it on the Xbox and it just wasn't very good.
Maybe they sold 24 million copies to their own CEO for .00001 cents each.
I've never heard of this game personally. There are some unexpected games with zillions of sales but those are usually mobile.
@Ventilator My PC still did in 2002. I didn't actually think this was the case and it was a flippant comment. The number does sound a little inflated though when it puts it above most first party PlayStation and Nintendo games.
@Enigk Yeah. 25 millions have to be wrong. PC market for game sales were terrible back then and basically Enclave sales had to rely on Xbox 1 sales.
It sold 1.5 millions on Steam when it re-released in 2013.
Anyways. Willy Beamish on Amiga came on 15 floppies, but Amiga supported 4 floppy drives at the same time so you didn't need to swap disks often.
When i bought GTA 5 on PC, it came on 5 DVD's instead of one Blu-Ray.
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