‘Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father’ returns for its 20th anniversary
It was 20 years ago today, that Gabriel Knight taught the band to play. The bloody, voodoo steeped band. Or something like that.
Back in December 1993, the now-legendary Sierra On-Line released a unique new game that steeped itself in horror, voodoo, and murder. It called that game Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, and 20 years later we are still talking about it – at least a large contingent of us that were gaming back then are still talking about it. For everyone else, as well as those that want to relive their youth with an important and influential game, you now have your chance.
The game was originally written and directed by Jane Jensen, who returns to the property for the 20th anniversary remake. Jensen’s Pinkerton Road Studio, in association with Activision, completely overhauled the game for a new generation. The graphics have been upgraded, the dialogue has been re-recorded, and the controls have been overhauled. The music has even been remastered by original composer, Robert Holmes. Beyond that though, it is still the same game.
The story follows New Orleans writer and bookstore owner, Gabriel Knight, as he investigates a series of ritualistic murders for a new book. The deeper he goes down the rabbit hole though, the more he realizes that these murders are far from normal.
The game is available now on PC for $19.99. Android and iOS versions are on the way as well, but no word yet on when we might expect those. Check out the trailer below for a closer look.