Semaphore Games Announces Unearthed For XBLA

By Michelle Balsan, 5 years ago
Semaphore, a game-development studio based out of Saudi Arabia, revealed today that its previously announced title, Unearthed: The Trail of Ibn Battuta, will be coming to the Xbox Live Arcade.

In Unearthed, you take on the role of Faris Jawad, a fortune hunter who follows in the footsteps of Ibn Battuta as he journeys across the Middle East. Jawad will have to overcome his foes, "a militia army leader, a weapons dealer, and a wealthy antiquities smuggler", as they all seek the same prize.

The game will feature stealth action, platforming components and melee fighting. In an unusual, but understandable move given the developer's location, Unearthed will be available in English and Arabic upon release. The game will be released episodically, according to Semaphore.

No release date has yet been announced for the first entry in Unearthed: The Trail of Ibn Battuta, but we'll be sure to bring you that information as we know it.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.