Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Adventure

New King’s Quest gameplay trailer debuted at The Game Awards 2014

Sierra has released the first gameplay trailer from The Odd Gentlemen’s King’s Quest. The studio revealed the trailer at this year’s The Game Awards, which coincided with series creator Roberta Williams winning the Industry Icon Award alongside Sierra co-founder Ken Williams. The upcoming reimagining adds new chapters to the original games but are independent of them while keeping the same main characters and storylines from the earlier entries.

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PC adventure title Syberia now available on PSN for PS3

Syberia (PC, PS3) PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Nordic Games has some good news for console adventure fans with the announcement that Syberia is now on PSN for PS3. The decade-plus-old adventure title runs $14.99 and features updated graphics along with a new controller-friendly interface. To find out more about how American lawyer Kate Walker ends up in a strange world tracking down a mammoth-obsessed inventor alongside his emotive android Oscar, check out our review of the PC version.

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PlayStation 3 News

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin announced for console and PC

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

From Software has more Dark Souls II in store for 2015. Bandai Namco has announced that the studio is currently working on Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Scheduled to launch on April 7, Scholar of the First Sin will include the original game along with all three downloadable chapters (The Lost Crowns Trilogy) and brand-new content. New enemies, in-game events, and an extra non-playable character are being added for all versions, which will be included in the free ver. 1.10 patch for current owners. The versions for the newer consoles and DirectX11 PCs will also sport enhanced graphics.

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Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991 compilation now on Steam

Cinemaware Anthology 1986-1991 (Mac, PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Cinemaware has announced the launch of Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991, a collection of some of their biggest titles. The $9.99 digital release includes 13 games, and for those released on multiple operating systems, the option to play either the Amiga version or PC MS-DOS version. All of the included games have been updated to run on Windows 7 or 8 and will come with a digital version of their original manual and soundtrack in MP3 format. The full list of titles is available below.

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PC News

Sneaky Sneaky sneakily sneaks onto that suspiciously sneaky Steam

Sneaky Sneaky (Mac, PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Naiad sees Ubisoft’s stylish blade- and pistol-wielding assassins and raises them a suspiciously cute thief in Sneaky Sneaky. The new 2D stealth-based adventure title has launched on Steam, and at 10% off. As the thief, players must regain his glorious loot after he stumbled into an ambushed and was robbed shortly after pulling off a job. Fifteen different enemies are scattered around the lands, which can be bypassed by stealth. If combat is called for, the game switches from a real-time movement system to a turn-based combat system. The thief can also enhance his skills be leveling up. For those whose fingers are perpetually sticky, a batch of screenshots has been posted.

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GOG.com adds Tie Fighter, X-Wing, Monkey Island, and more

GOG (PC) LucasArts and Disney Deal Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Tie Fighter)

Several of us here have been waiting years for this news: GOG.com has added Star Wars: X-Wing Special Edition and Star Wars: Tie Fighter Special Edition to their library. Actually, the service added six games in total as part of a new deal with new license holders Disney Interactive, including Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Sam & Max Hit the Road, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. All are fantastic, but the two space-based combat flight sims in particular have been sorely missed. And this isn’t all. This batch represents only the first wave of a 20-plus-title deal.

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Silence – The Whispered World 2 heading to Xbox One

Silence The Whispered World 2 (PC, Xbox One) Xbox One Announcement - Screenshot 1

Adventure-gaming stalwarts Daedalic Entertainment has announced that their upcoming title Silence – The Whispered World 2 will be released for Xbox One in 2015, alongside the Mac and Windows PC versions. Silence marks the studio’s next-gen debut, which follows the adventures of Noah, who has joined with a group of rebels to fight the false Queen as he searches a war-torn land for his sister.

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Xbox One News

Dark Souls II DLC trilogy ending Sept. 30 with Crown of the Ivory King

Dark Souls II (360, PC, PS3) Crown of the Ivory King DLC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King, the final release in the downloadable The Lost Crowns Trilogy, has been officially date for September 30. As with the first two entries, Crown of the Sunken King and Crown of the Old Iron King, the pack will add new environments, enemies, traps, and bosses. After this final journey, those who’ve braved the post-release adventure will claim possession of all the crowns once owned by King Vendrick.

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(Xbox One Review) D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die

(Xbox One Review) D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die

“… simultaneously silly, bewildering, and intriguing.”

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Hellraid: The Escape to be released for Android on October 2

Hellraid The Escape (Android, iOS) Android Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Hellraid: The Escape, the mobile puzzle-adventure title from Shortbreak Studios and Dead Island developer Techland, will launch for Android on October 2. The Android version will be available for $2.99, with no in-app purchases, for smartphones and tablets. In The Escape, a hint at what’s to come in 2015’s Hellraid for console and PC, players take on the role of an amnesiac who must escape a nightmarish prison. Using notes left by a previous inmate, they must navigate eight chambers filled with traps and puzzles. More puzzles will be released in the coming weeks.

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