Classic gaming series King’s Quest returns fall 2015
If you remember back to the old school days of adventure gaming on PC, back when the name “Sierra” had nothing to do with “mist,” then you probably remember the King’s Quest series. It was formative, and more than a few modern gamers owe their passion to the medium to that series.
The game was created by Roberta Williams, who along with her husband Ken founded Sierra. They were both on hand during The Game Awards to help show off the rebooted King’s Quest series, which will debut in fall 2015.
The King’s Quest series debuted in 1984, with the last title appearing in 1998. The story focused on several kingdoms and supernatural realms, and spanned several generations. Since Sierra folded, several publishers have attempted to reboot it, but so far it hasn’t happened for a variety of reasons. The rights now rest with Activision, who is working with developer The Odd Gentlemen to bring it back to life. You can see the first look at the game below, which debuted during the recent awards ceremony.
Prior to the introduction, Ken and Roberta Williams appeared on stage along with The Odd Gentlemen’s Matt Korba. During the presentation, which Polygon captured, Korba stated:
“We wanted to hang on to everything that made King’s Quest so special… If Roberta and Ken were still making adventure games, this is the one they’d make in 2015.”
The Odd Gentlemen recently completed work on Wayward Manor, a PC adventure game created with the help of author Neil Gaiman.
You’ll be hearing a whole lot more about this game in the months to come as the release date nears. In the meantime, check out the clip below courtesy of IGN for your first look at the long overdue return of King’s Quest.
The new King’s Quest title will be available during fall 2015 for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.