MICROÏDS UNVEILS THE FIRST SCREENSHOTS FROM “SYBERIA 3”

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Monday, August 18, 2014

Microïds announced almost a year ago that Syberia 3 had started initial production and would allow players to follow the story of Kate Walker once again. Fans were excited, as this was nearly ten years after the second game had been released. News has been few and far between since then, and it seemed possible that one of the gaming expos might have some new information. This year’s Gamescom finally saw Syberia 3 resurface, but not quite with as much detail as you may have expected. The publisher has released the first two screenshots of the game, and that’s it. They said that the game picks up right where 2 left off and will be out in 2015 for PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, iOS, and Android.

To tide fans over and entice some newcomers who may not have played the original two, ports of 1 & 2 are in the works for iOS, Android, Mac, PS3, and Xbox 360 and should be out before the end of this year.

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Paris, August 13, 2014. On the occasion of the Gamescom 2014, Microïds invites the players to discover the very first work in progress images of upcoming game “Syberia 3”.

“Syberia 3” visual universe is finally taking shape in the game’s graphic engine including the talent of its artistic director, Benoit Sokal (“Amerzone”, “Canardo”, “Kraa”…). Working with Microïds allowed the creation of one of the most acclaimed series by the adventure game fans. This new cooperation promises to have them relive an unforgettable moment. Until then, the team is glad to be able to share those first screenshots that represent the moment when Kate Walker – the saga’s iconic heroin – discovers the Youkol camp.

Syberia 3 begins exactly where Syberia 2 had left Kate: in a bad situation. Miraculously taken in by the travelling Youkol people, the lawyer from New York will learn about their culture by interacting with the tribesmen gathered in a huge market-like camp. She will guide them in their transhumance with the snow ostriches, a journey that appears to be very complicated this time…

Elliot Grassiano, VP at Microïds reports “It is filled with emotion that we share with the saga fans those very first screenshots of Syberia 3, more than ten years after Syberia 2 was released. We have been working for more than a year and a half on this ambitious title so that it meets the expectations of the passionate gamers of this adventure game. Seeing this unique universe imagined by Benoit Sokal take shape for the first time in full real-time 3D strongly increases the team’s motivation.”

“Syberia 3” is a PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, iOS and Android adventure game due to be released in 2015.

Website: http://www.syberia.microids.com/

In order to discover or rediscover the beginning of Kate Walker’s story, iOS, Android, Mac, PS3 & Xbox 360 versions of Syberia 1 & 2 are currently being adapted and should be available by the end of 2014.

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