Pharaoh: A New Era – Official FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Who is working on Pharaoh: A New Era?

  • Pharaoh: A New Era is developed by Triskell Interactive (Lethis series) and published by Dotemu (Streets of Rage 4, Windjammers 2…).

What is Pharaoh: A New Era?

  • Pharaoh: A New Era is a full remake of the iconic city builder called Pharaoh and released in 1999 by Impression Games and Sierra Entertainment. Pharaoh: A New Era features all-new 2D graphics with brand-new UI and improved gameplay mechanics. The main goal is to develop your city stone by stone and rule it like a true pharaoh.

How much does it cost?

  • The normal price is $22.99 but a 15% launch discount is live until Feb 22!

What language will be supported when the game launches?

  • English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish (Spain) will be supported. Workers’ voices are also dubbed in these languages.

Any plans to add more language in the future?

  • From now on, we’re 100% focused on launching the game but we may consider it in the future.

Any plans to release the game on Mac and/or Linux?

  • Pharaoh: A New Era will be released on Windows only for the moment. Mac and Linux support may come later.

Gameplay Questions

How many missions will be playable?

  • There will be 53 playable missions packing more than 100 hours of gameplay.

Will Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile expansion be available at launch?

  • Pharaoh: A New Era includes Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile at launch.

Can we expect a remastered version of Pharaoh’s original soundtrack?

  • Yes, you can. Louis Godart is the composer working on the music arrangement of Pharaoh: A New Era’s original soundtrack.

Do you plan to add in-game weekly challenges to Pharaoh: A New Era?

  • We are not planning to add in-game weekly challenges for the moment but it’s a good idea that we can keep in mind for the future.

Compared to the original Pharaoh (1999), will there be any QoL additions and if so, which one(s)?

  • Yes, it’s in our plans and we will reveal them in the future so stay tuned!

Can we choose a very slow mode like the Original Pharaoh game? It made micromanagement way easier.

  • Yes, you can choose a slower speed and even build while pausing the game.

Is there going to be some kind of zoom-in/out from the default view?

  • Yes, you can zoom in and zoom out from the default view.

Will you keep the 90% “normal speed” and 100% “speed”?

  • We added different speeds so you can pick the one that suits you the most.

Will there be…more than 100 hours of gameplay?

  • 100 hours or even Infinite hours of gameplay if you take into account the 53 playable missions and the sandbox.

Will you add bigger maps?

  • No, the maps won’t be bigger.

Any plans to address walker mechanics and math bugs/glitches that the Original Pharaoh game has?

  • We rewrote the code and made sure to fix most of the bugs and glitches that came from the Original Pharaoh. We are also reworking walker mechanics and some more in-game stuff.

Will we have the ability to build more than three monuments on our map?

  • We haven’t decided yet but we’d like to add more than three monuments to the maps.

Will the game be able to run in 1440P?

  • Yes, Pharaoh: A New Era will run in 1440P.

Will there be more resources and buildings in the game?

  • We will add more buildings to the game.

There will be the possibility of mods in the game?

  • There is no plan to support mods in Pharaoh: A New Era.

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