Once an award-winning Skyrim mod, the standalone game will be playable this summer.
In Tʜᴇ Fᴏʀɢᴏtᴛᴇɴ Cɪᴛy ʏᴏᴜ ᴛʀᴀᴠᴇʟ 2,000 yᴇᴀʀs ɪɴᴛᴏ tʜᴇ pᴀst ᴛᴏ unravel tʜᴇ ᴇᴠᴇɴts thᴀᴛ wiped ᴏᴜᴛ ᴀɴ enᴛɪʀᴇ Romᴀɴ ᴄɪᴛʏ. Helpɪɴg ʏᴏᴜ sᴏlve tʜᴇ ᴍʏstery ɪs a tiᴍᴇ loop, ᴡʜɪᴄʜ ᴀʟʟows ʏᴏᴜ ᴛᴏ reʟɪᴠᴇ tʜᴇ ᴄɪᴛʏ's ꜰɪɴᴀʟ ᴅᴀʏ ᴏᴠᴇʀ ᴀɴd ᴏᴠᴇʀ ᴀɢᴀɪɴ ᴀs ʏᴏᴜ ɪɴvestigᴀᴛe. Tʜᴇ ᴄɪᴛʏ ɪs bʟɪɢʜᴛed ʙʏ a curse, ᴀɴd ɪꜰ a sɪɴgle cɪᴛizen commɪᴛs a sɪɴ, ᴇᴠᴇʀyᴏɴe ᴅɪᴇs. You'll ɴᴇᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ explᴏʀe, ᴛᴀʟᴋ ᴛᴏ cɪᴛizens, sᴏlve puzzles, ᴀɴd ᴇᴠᴇɴ occᴀsiᴏɴᴀʟʟy engᴀɢᴇ ɪɴ combᴀᴛ ʙᴇꜰᴏʀe ʏᴏᴜ ɢᴇᴛ ᴛᴏ tʜᴇ ʙᴏᴛᴛᴏᴍ ᴏꜰ whᴀᴛ ʜᴀᴘᴘᴇɴed.
If this sounds familiar, don't worry, you're not stuck in your own time loop. The Forgotten City has actually been around for a while. Originally a free mod for Skyrim, it's been in development as a standalone game for a few years now, first announced at The PC Gaming Show in 2018, and planned for a launch in 2019, and then 2020. The delays were due to the developer wanting to expand the scope of the adventure and move the setting from Tamriel to a beautifully realized Rome.
The good news for mystery lovers: it's nearly time to begin your investigation. The Forgotten City releases on July 28.