Possibly the biggest reveal at the inaugural Video Game awards this past week was the premier trailer for a new entry in the long dormant Kings Quest franchise. The game was revealed as a part of a life time achievement award ceremony for original King’s Quest creators Ken and Roberta Williams. While Ken and Roberta have nothing to do with this new entry it apparently has their blessing and both are keen to play the final product.
From the impressive trailer it is easy to see why they are excited to play the game. A wonderful art style, interesting setting and impressive adventuring were all shown to great applause. This entry in the series is being developed by indie developers The Odd Gentlemen under the recently revived Sierra Label, which is a part of Activision. The game will be a retelling of King Graham’s early journeys but will still be independent from the original games.
Old people with fond memories of the original adventures and new fans alike seem to have a potential hit to look forward to come Australian Spring 2015, let’s hope the King’s return is an epic event and not a disappointing let down.