Gothic 3 Expansion Due Late This Year

An expansion pack for Piranha Bytes' 2006 action-RPG Gothic 3 (PC) is due out later this year, publisher and property owner JoWood has announced.

Titled Gothic 3 - Forsaken Gods, the add-on is said to answer "many open questions," and is currently slated for a Q4 2008 release. "On your journey you will meet old friends--but be careful, some old alliances may not have lasted the test of time," the company teased.

"Feedback from fans is extremely important to the developer of Gothic 3 - Forsaken Gods," JoWood noted. "The game designer and developer are studying the Gothic message boards each day and will incorporate as many of the fan-wishes as possible while working on the extension.

It is not known if series developer Piranha Bytes will be handling the expansion. However, it seems unlikely as Spellbound Entertainment has been tasked with Gothic 4 and the add-on is said to "guarantee a seamless step to Gothic 4."