KING Art and Nordic Games have announced that The Critter Chronicles, the prequel to The Book of Unwritten Tales (BoUT), will be released in December for Linux, PC, and Mac.The Critter Chronicles is the first chapter in the journey that actually started before the beginning of The Book of Unwritten Tales.
The original game was released initially in 2009, but it was promoted again in July 2012. This is a beautiful tale that allows players to travel back to the very beginning when Nate Bonnett first met his hairy sidekick Critter and the adventurers can assume the role of either character.
The Critter Chronicles is set in the fantasy world Aventasia, where there are plenty of magical moments to experience, before or after moving into The Book of Unwritten Tales.
“It’s always a pleasure to work with KING Art, they produce high quality games not only in terms of production quality but especially in its witty and charming humour,” said Reinhard Pollice, business & product development manager at Nordic Games.
“KING Art knows how to pack the game full of the best innuendos and pay homage to the RPG and fantasy genre which is exactly what we want to provide not only to Adventure-players, but to Fantasy and RPG fans alike,” Reinhard concluded.
KING Art has worked hard to improve background graphics and to include facial animation, as well. The Critter Chronicles will now include sound and lip movement, something not included in the original release of BoUT.
Players will get to travel from the Northlands to the Mage's Tower of Seastone and experience an additional story that will explain a lot of the backdrop for the original game.
Along the way, players will meet new characters including an animal rights activist Petra, a schizophrenic Yeti, and the Critters.
The Linux Beta version of The Book of Unwritten Tales is now open to all Steam account users. The Critter Chronicles is due to be released on December 5 for PC, MAC and Linux.