Everything old comes eventually comes back in style, and luckily for me, that includes old school adventure games. One that you can already play is Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded, a remake of the original with new puzzles and updated graphics. And if you're a fan of old ware from Sierra, you'll be happy to know that the King's Quest reboot is coming right along, as evidenced by a trailer that was unveiled at The Game Awards in Las Vegas.
Unlike the Leisure Suit Larry remake, which brought back creator Al Lowe to work on the project, creators Roberta and Ken Williams aren’t overseeing the new King’s Quest game. However, it appears to be in good hands with development studio The Odd Gentlemen.
"The new King’s Quest reimagines all the charm, humor, puzzles, exploration and sense of wonder that made the franchise so magical when it first arrived thirty years ago," Sierra explains. "Old and grey, King Graham – the hero made legend in the original King’s Quest games – shares the extraordinary stories of his youth with his curious granddaughter, Gwendolyn, taking players back to the feats that shaped a kingdom."
It will be the first of an episodic launch featuring new chapters tied to (but independent of) the original series for a whole new generation of gamers (and nostalgic folks like myself).
If you're into adventure gaming, a genre that refuses to die, hang tight because there's quite in a bit in the pipeline. Other classics that are being resuscitated include Grim Fandango and Day of the Tentacle, the sequel to Maniac Mansion.
As for King's Quest, the reboot is scheduled to arrive in Fall 2015.