A new King’s Quest [official site] was one of the first projects Activision announced after hauling the hide of Sierra Entertainment off their trophy wall and wrapping it around one of their colossal Actifingers, bringing back one of the shut-down publisher’s touchstones. With the series’ creators and makers long gone, the new episodic King’s Quest was made by P.B. Winterbottom devs The Odd Gentlemen. Three episodes are out so far, and now the first episode is free for everyone to try. Our John did not like it, but are you curious to see for yourself?
If so, hop on over to Steam to nab Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember for free. It used to cost £6.99/$9.99 on its lonesome. Accordingly, the prices for the Season Pass, which includes the rest of the episodes, and the ‘Complete Collection’, which will receive an epilogue too, are now both reduced. This season pass/complete collection separation is silly, isn’t it?
Anyway! The revived King’s Quest is a look back at the old adventures of King Graham as he tells the tales to his granddaughter. They’re on the Telltale side of adventure games, complete with moral decisions of sorts. Here’s an old trailer for Chapter 1: