Shadowgate remake scheduled for release next month

Loving the painted scenes in Shadowgate

Word is out straight from the developer's mouth that the remake for Shadowgate is aiming to be released next month.

Barring any unforeseen event, we will be shipping next month! We will announce the date next week after the testers have gotten a chance to beat on easy mode

To be honest, I hadn't really heard of Shadowgate before becoming a backer of the Kickstarter project but I know that the developers of Zojoi used to be involved with ICOM Simulations many years ago and they were responsible for the classic FMV game, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective. I could be forgiven a bit though with Shadowgate since apparently it wasn't released on DOS but on the Apple Macintosh instead in 1987. The game reminds me a bit of the adventure games or interactive fiction with graphics released by Legend Entertainment (such as Frederik Pohl's Gateway, Companions of Xanth, etc.) and also old dungeon crawlers, which I happen to like. It also didn't do too bad for itself back in the day so I'm kind of excited to see what it's like.

Have any of you played the original Shadowgate? Will you be getting the new one?

[ SOURCE: July Update: Betas, Bugs and New features ]