Microïds announces Syberia 3 release date delayed to 2017
InitialIy scheduled to launch on December 1, 2016, Syberia 3 is postponed to Q1 2017
Paris, October 5, 2016 – Upon capturing the enthusiasm of many players, the Syberia saga is back for an even more ambitious third opus. Every day, Kate Walker’s new adventure is polished by the work provided by the development teams to ensure without a doubt that the fans expectation will be rewarded. However, for the reasons explained below, Microïds had to make the difficult choice to postpone the game’s release to Q1 2017.
Syberia 3 is the third opus of a mythical adventure game saga fueled by a rich universe and a strong identity. After the unprecedented excitement we have seen for this game, and we decided to bring even more depth to Kate Walker’s new adventure. “Said Elliot Grassiano, Vice President of Microïds. “We are aware that fans around the world are eager to embody Kate Walker again but we need additional time to provide them with an adventure that can live up to their expectations in this fascinating universe created by Benoit Sokal.”
I am obviously disappointed that Syberia 3 is delayed because we would like to release our games as soon as the storyline is written, but I’m also relieved that Microïds has taken the decision to postpone the game’s launch because it is essential to offer players the best gaming experience possible. We decided to add even more cinematics to this new fiction, more optional narrative sequences as well as new languages for the voice-over, which represents considerable work for teams. “Said Benoit Sokal, founder and creative director of the Syberia saga.
Impersonating Kate Walker, players will benefit from a brand new way to freely explore striking landscapes and circumvent their mysteries and puzzles in ways they have not experienced before.
The story begins when Kate is found left for dead on a shore by the Youkol tribe, a nomadic people caring for their snow ostriches during migration. Trapped, prisoners in the city of Valsembor, they will have to find together a way to continue their journey in a chase against their enemies and unexpected challenges. While at the same time, Kate’s past is catching up with her…
Syberia 3 will be available in Q1 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac. It will be fully dubbed in French, Russian, Polish and German with subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Czech, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, simplified and traditional Chinese. The original soundtrack is composed by Inon Zur (Fallout 4, Dragon Age, Prince of Persia), who has already scored Syberia 2.
Created in 1985, Microïds is an international publisher of multi-platform video games based in Paris (France). Today, it represents Anuman Interactive’s video game business in all its forms. Managed by creator Elliot Grassiano, Microïds keeps getting stronger and continues to widen its large game catalogue with genres as varied as adventure, management, simulation and action. Through its adaptations of iconic titles such as “Syberia” or “Amerzone” on new supports or through its original creations (“Subject 13”, “The A.B.C. Murders”, “Yesterday Origins”…), Microïds is developing on PC, Mac, Playstation, XBox,One as well as iOS and Android. Besides its heroes and heroines from original creations (Kate Walker from “Syberia”,Victoria Mc Pherson from “Still Life”…), Microïds also creates new titles including other characters or authors from other media (comic books, cinema, literature) such as Garfield, Lucky Luke or Agatha Christie. Microïds is currently developing Syberia 3 scheduled for 2016, responding to many fans of this cult adventure game series (more than 3 million sold) who have been waiting for more than 10 years. For more information, visit the official website www.microids.com, the Facebook Page www.facebook.com/microids, Twitter www.twitter.com/Microids_off or Pinterest www.pinterest.com/microids.
About Benoit Sokal
From comics to video games: a singular artist. In 1978, Benoit Sokal starts drawing for the magazine “To Follow”. It was during this period that he created the character of Inspector Canardo. In 1996, he launched the video game project “Amerzone” published by Microïds. Benoit Sokal is one of the first graphic novel artists to design, implement and supervise the entire production of a video game. He later became creative director at Microïds, which published in 2002 his second video game “Syberia”. He was recognized as “Person of the Year” at the 2002 video games Phenix Awards, Syberia was crowned “Best adventure game of the year” in 2002 in the USA. In April 2004 the release of Syberia 2, meets the same success as the first episode of the saga and was met with enthusiasm from fans all over the world. Since 2013, Benoit Sokal is dedicated to writing and creating the highly anticipated Syberia 3.