by Murray Lewis
Sierra announces new King's Quest game
Adventure fans rejoice! It looks like there's going to be a new King's Quest game; something we first heard about back in August, when the Sierra banner was picked up by humongous industry studiovore Activision.
The new game, unimaginatively titled King's Quest, was formally revealed at The Game Awards 2014, coinciding with Sierra founders Roberta and Ken Williams being awarded the Industry Icon Award for creating a lifetime of adventures, memories, and cheap deaths.
The new game is being developed by The Odd Gentlemen, who gave us the excellent platform-puzzler The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom back in 2010. Graphically, it's looking like they've gone for a Walking Dead, 'living comic' style. I think we can all breath a sigh of relief that it won't look like 1998's Mask of Eternity.
Forebodingly, the new game "reimagines the core characters and familiar storylines of King Graham’s early journeys," which is a long-winded way of saying it's going to be a reboot. This is backed up by an Activision spokesperson stating "it's not a point-and-click game" in an interview with Game Informer back in August.
King's Quest, whatever it turns out to be, is currently scheduled for release in spring 2015. In the meantime, you can always grab the complete series of classic adventures on Steam or GOG.com.