trending / - - - - - - - - -

trending / playstation 4 - ni no kuni - halo - wii u - bungie interview - ces top picks - radeon hd 7850 - woods pga tour

Gabriel Knight: 20th Anniversary Edition Announced

/ Oct 14th, 2013 No Comments

Gabriel Knight: 20th Anniversary Edition

Developer Pinkerton Road Studios has officially announced it is developing a remake of the acclaimed 1993 adventure game Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers. The remake will be made to celebrate the game’s 20th anniversary. It is planned for a release on mobile phones, PC and Mac sometime in 2014.

The game, first announced on the official Pinkerton Road Studios website, is being made in cooperation with Activision. The company has held the rights to the Gabriel Knight franchise and, after talks with Pinkerton Road Studios, have granted permission for this remake to be made.

Jane Jensen, the creator of Gabriel Knight and one of the co-founders of Pinkerton Road Studios, in an interview with Adventure Gamers, revealed that very little will change very little from the original.

“The story is the same, obviously, and I think the story itself created a lot of that feeling of foreboding and dread that players experienced in the first game,” she stated. “For the art we definitely tried to stay true to the spirit of the original but since we have such better resolution, to work in a lot more New Orleans flavor and voodoo flavor where we could.”

New elements revealed include special features, real-time atmospherics and other minor gameplay additions. The biggest enhancement will be a totally rerecorded voice-over track being made with help from award-winning audio production studio Bay Area Sound.

“We were not able to use the original recordings [from the original game],” Jensen said in her company’s decision to totally rerecord all the voices. “We didn’t even have the original recordings, and the audio in the game itself was very compressed, so it was impossible to just strip that out.”

Developed and published by Sierra Entertainment, then known as Sierra On-Line, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers was first released in 1993. The point-and-click adventure game told the story of Gabriel Knight: a book seller and writer who becomes embroiled in a series of Voodoo Murders in the city of New Orleans whilst writing his latest novel. When he discovers those responsible, Knight must

Upon release, it received great acclaim from critics and players for its highly developed story, high production values and engaging gameplay. It was followed by two more well-received sequels also made by Sierra Entertainment.

The remake will be the latest title in the Gabriel Knight series. The franchise has remained inactive since 1999 with the release of Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned. The sequel was the last to be developed and published by Sierra Entertainment before their bankruptcy which led to the rights to Gabriel Knight being purchased by Activision.

Jonathan Anson

Jonathan Anson

A resident of Southern California, Jonathan Anson has been a lover of games ever since his father brought home a Windows 95 computer where he was first introduced to his first games. He previously worked for The Gamer Studio before jumping ship to Gaming Illustrated where he can be found showcasing his other love: writing. He is also in the process of attempting to acquire an AA degree in Journalism from Saddleback College.

tags: , , , , , , ,

Related Posts

Razer Firefly mouse mat

Razer Firefly Mouse Mat is the Coolest Mouse Pad

May 21st, 2015No Comments

Need for Speed Reboot

EA Announces Need for Speed Reboot

May 21st, 2015No Comments

Nintendo World Championships 2015

Where You Can Qualify for the Nintendo World Championships 2015

May 19th, 2015No Comments

Destiny House of Wolves

Destiny’s House of Wolves Launch Time Revealed

May 18th, 2015No Comments

Top Articles

A Field Guide to The Witcher: Wild Hunt May 20th, 2015 at 10:30

Killing Floor 2 Preview: Experimental Mayhem May 6th, 2015 at 7:00

6 Things You Need to Know about Xenoblade Chronicles X Apr 28th, 2015 at 8:00

Splatoon Preview: Nautical Kawaii Apr 7th, 2015 at 8:02

First Impressions: Battlefield: Hardline Mar 17th, 2015 at 7:00

Toren PAX South Preview Feb 18th, 2015 at 7:00

Adventures of Pip PAX South Preview Feb 5th, 2015 at 8:00

Light Fall PAX South Preview Jan 30th, 2015 at 8:30

CES 2015 Preview Dec 17th, 2014 at 8:06

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Preview Nov 10th, 2014 at 8:00