Today, publisher Microïds and writer and designer Benoît Sokal have announced a release date of December 1, 2016, for the long-awaited Syberia 3. The game will be available on Microsoft Windows, OS X, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, IOS and Android. The game marks the third instalment of the series following the release of Syberia in 2002 and Syberia 2 in 2004. The announcement of the release date also features a video showing the first-ever glimpse at Syberia 3 gameplay. Although much of the footage is still under production and may see some changes, this first look will give viewers an idea of what they can expect from this 3D adventure game.
Have you never played Syberia or Syberia 2? Not a problem! While fans of the series will recognise similar story elements, Syberia 3 can be enjoyed by franchise first-timers. The Syberia franchise features steampunk elements in an exploration and puzzle solving adventure with Kate Walker, an America lawyer. The series takes place in a semi-fantasy universe across Europe and Russia.
Syberia 3 begins with Kate Walker being stranded on a raft when she is rescued by the Youkol people (previously encountered in Syberia 2). Kate and the Youkol people, who share a common enemy, begin a journey together to escort snow ostriches to the holy steppes where they can reproduce. With their pursuers short on their heels, Kate will encounter many beautiful landscapes and dangerous confrontations.
Stay tuned for more information on the series as it is unveiled. Syberia 3 will also be featured on the Tetra Ninja channel. Are you excited for the series? Let us know below!
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