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Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers being revamped by Jane Jensen for 20th anniversary

Tuesday, 8th October 2013 19:51 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Jane Jensen’s Pinkerton Road has announced it’s working on a 20th anniversary remake of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers for PC, Mac, iPad, and Android.

The game was originally released in 1993 through Sierra and the Sins of the Fathers 20th anniversary edition is planned for a mid-2014 release as a digital download.

It’s being reconstructed from scratch with all new “retina display quality visuals and voice recording,” all overseen by Jensen.

“I’m thrilled to be back at work on Gabriel Knight and to bring this classic game to a new generation of players,” said Jensen. “It’s a designer’s dream to be able to enhance the game and bring in more New Orleans flavor than technical limitations allowed us to in 1993. It’s going to look and feel like a brand new title.

“But never fear, 100% of the original Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is here. I hope both existing fans and new players will love it.”

The revamped Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers will feature the same mature storyline and puzzle solving as the 1993 version, with research assistant Grace Nakimura, the inept Detective Mosely, set in New Orleans all in 2048×1536 resolution and 3D graphics replacing the original 640×480 resolution pixel art.

The remake will also have a remastered soundtrack by Robert Holmes, the game’s original composer, and will include special edition content.

Pinkerton Road has been working on the Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th anniversary edition under the working title “Mystery Game X” for about a year.

The studio also has a brand new adventure game, Moebius, slated for release in 2013.

Screenshots of the original game along with a look at the same scenes revamped are below.

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2 Comments

  1. Tormenter

    Revoicing it?

    It wouldn’t be the same without Tim Curry.

    It looks nice and all, but is it neccessary, or even much of an excuse to rerelease it?.. it’s easy enough to get the original running and moar grafix isn’t really necessary for this game. TBH it’s money for old rope.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. ChandlerL

    #1, I agree regarding the voice over. Hopefully they have the original audio recordings they can remaster.

    As far as re-tooling it for re-release? I say go for it, introduce it to a new batch of players that never heard of it on new output devices such as tablets. Make some money so they can make a new one with Curry and Remini.

    Man, I was in college when this came out. Good times.

    #2 1 year ago

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