Syberia 3, the long-awaited next installment of Microids’ popular adventure game franchise Syberia, finally has a release date: April 21, 2017 in Europe and April 25, 2017 for North America. First officially announced in 2009, this next installment comes out thirteen years after Syberia 2, and continues the story of lawyer turned adventurer Kate Walker.
Microids summarizes the plot of the new sequel as follows. “The story picks up when Kate is found left for dead on a shore by the Youkol tribe, a nomadic people following their snow ostriches during migration. Encountering unexpected troubles, they will have to find a way to continue their journey, while at the same time, Kate’s past is catching up with her…”
Microids has also released the first official trailer for the game, coming after gameplay footage was displayed at E3 2016, showing off the new 3D world players will get to explore.
In addition to a release date, the latest information from the developers discloses that the game will be available on Nintendo Switch after an initial release for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This should come as no surprise to fans, seeing as both of the original games in the series were both ported multiple times after their initial PC release, most recently to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and iOS in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
Designed by Belgian comic book artist Benoit Sokal, the first two Syberia games were both critical and commercial successes, each with 82% scores on Metacritic. According to a previous announcement by Anuman Interactive, the company which purchased Microids in 2010, Sokal’s involvement in the third game as a scriptwriter is confirmed. Additionally, Elliot Grassiano, founder of Microids, is in charge of overseeing development of the game.
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