Two new files have been added to the Ultima Codex: The Ultima IX: Ascension and Ultima Underworld demos
The Ultima 9 subdomain has gone live. And, as a bonus, you can find an extended soundtrack for the game there!
Ultima 9, the final installment of the Ultima series, is available on GOG.com! And they’ve also put the Ultima series on sale!
In which, as is my wont, I muse on matters philosophical, drawing odd and perhaps obscure parallels between the themes of the Ultima series and the significance of this particular weekend.
The games comprising the Ultima series were, between 1981 and 1999, the defining computer role-playing games. Both the Western and Eastern RPG “schools”, if that is an appropriate term for them, were heavily inspired by the Ultima games, and still feature numerous gameplay and interface conventions that one Ultima or another introduced.
A video that has recently been posted to YouTube looks, for all intents and purposes, like an introductory sequence to a machinima remake or retelling of Ultima 9.
That’s right…my “boss” on the Ultima Return project has reached the last title in his playthrough of the Ultima games: Ultima 9: Ascension. And not without a few attempts to stoke more discussion about...