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Syberia 3 inbound from original series writer

Monday, 26th November 2012 22:01 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Syberia writer Benoît Sokal is back on board for a third entry in the much-lauded adventure series.

Series developer Microïds announced the sequel on Facebook, revealing a deal between Sokal and French publisher Anuman Interactive.

The new adventure is due for multiplatform release in 2014 or 2015, with Microïds founder Elliot Grassiano leading the fledgling project.

Anuman acquired Microïds over three years ago, and has established a new label devoted to the studio’s output. The publishers sees the green lighting of Syberia 3 as “yet another step forward in its determination to become one of the main international names in adventure games”

“After two long years of waiting for the fans, with Benoit writing the script and Elliot joining our team, Syberia has truly entered its production phase,” Anuman general manager Stéphane Longeard said in a statement.

“With its incredible feel and the sheer quality of the game, Syberia has carved out a special place for itself in gamers’ hearts. They are more than ever expecting the next instalment. Today, fans of the series and adventure games enthusiasts have at last been rewarded for the patience.”

“I’m very pleased to be creating another Kate Walker adventure and working with Anuman Interactive’s teams on the project. I created the first two episodes of Syberia with Elliot, so I’m also really happy to be able to create this new one with him and illustrate the evolution of Anuman as a significant player in the adventure games industry,” Sokal said.

Syberia released in 2002 and was followed by a sequel in 2004. Both games share a setting with Amerzone, another Sokal title. All three are cult favourites.

Thanks, Polygon. Artwork from Syberia 2.

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  1. YoungZer0

    Man, Adventure games really need to step up their game. It really bothers me that a new release can look like something from 1999.

    Not only the graphics but gameplay and animations need to change as well. Something like The Walking Dead should become the standard, not the exception. Most of them are buggy as well.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. datass

    Syberia is big part of my gaming life, glad to see this coming

    #2 2 years ago