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Syberia 3 - gamescom Preview

Syberia 3 - gamescom Preview

Syberia 3 has been a long time coming. No, really, it has been a very long time. The game was first announced in 2012, where developers Microids revealed that the game would pick up where the previous title in the point-and-click adventure series left off. Kate Walker, the protagonist, has been rescued by the Youkol, a nomadic people she encountered in Syberia 2. Walker takes on the task of helping these nomads back to the “holy steppes”.

In what Microids is billing as the most action-packed edition in the series yet (and the first to be fully rendered in 3D), Syberia 3 will include the musical styles of composer Inon Zur - of Fallout 4 and Dragon Age fame - to bring the game’s Russian outback-inspired environments to life. In the small video that I am shown at gamescom, along with some helpful commentary, I’m told that the story will take some darker twists and involve ingenious puzzling.

Controls seem your standard point-and-click affair, though players will be able to plug in a controller if they fancy controlling Walker directly. Having a fully-3D environment seems to be a key feature of Syberia 3 and I’m shown how you can move between different areas and manipulate objects at will. Microids has certainly pulled out all the stops to really create lived-in settings and scenes - the hospital I am shown is dirty and filled with less-than-reputable characters. There’s something of creator Benoit Sokal’s artistry injected into the new character design, too, ensuring that the series still holds on to his style of storytelling.

Syberia 3 is out on 1st December 2016.

gamescom 2016
Alex Hamilton

Alex Hamilton

Staff Writer

Financial journalist by trade, GameGrin writer by choice. Writing skills the result of one million monkeys with one million typewriters.

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