First look in first-person: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain

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Aspyr kindly sent us some exclusive screens and artwork for Big Blue Bubble's Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, the action-RPG based on the classic roleplaying book. Looking over the screenshots, we get a very mid-'90s PC RPG vibe, which is totally cool with us. Stuff like Etrian Odyssey and The Dark Spire satisfies our nostalgia for even older first-person role-playing, but these high-detail 2D sprites on 3D backgrounds hit a different era of nostalgia.

Also in the gallery, two panoramic pieces of environment concept art like the "Dwarven Room" above. The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is expected to reach the Fortress of Retail this holiday season.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.