Original series creator Benoit Sokal and video game publisher Anuman Interactive have announced that they are working on Syberia III, an official follow-up to the classic adventure game series.
Benoit Sokal, who has written the first two games in the series, will be creating the narrative for the new installment, while Elliot Grassiano, the founder of Microids, will head the creation of gameplay mechanics.
Benoit Sokal, the artistic director on the Syberia saga, says, “I’m very pleased to be creating another Kate Walker adventure and working with Anuman Interactive’s teams on the project. I created the first two episodes of Syberia with Elliot, so I’m also really happy to be able to create this new one with him and illustrate the evolution of Anuman as a significant player in the adventure games industry.”
Stephane Longeard, the general manager at Anuman Interactive, adds, “With its incredible feel and the sheer quality of the game, Syberia has carved out a special place for itself in gamers’ hearts. They are more than ever expecting the next instalment. Today, fans of the series and adventure games enthusiasts have at last been rewarded for the patience.”
The team has offered no information on the kind of story that Sokal plans to create for Syberia III and there’s also no hint about the kind of gameplay that will be offered.
Presumably, Kate Walker will return as the main character and the game will once again visit the frozen lands of Syberia, with some mammoths thrown in for good measure.
The second game in the series was launched in 2004.
Syberia III will be launched in either 2014 or 2015.
The development team says that the game will be multiplatform, which probably means that it will be launched on the PC but also on the next generation of gaming consoles from Sony and Microsoft.