It’s been 14 long years since Syberia 2 was released, and you can rest assured that fans of the game have felt every single one of them. Chalk that up to the fact that the Syberia series remains one of the most intelligent adventure game franchises ever crafted. While there have been rumblings of Syberia 3 dating back to 2009, the game’s allegedly troubled development has cast serious doubt on whether or not the third entry into this cult classic franchise will ever actually be released.
That makes it all that much more surprising to hear that it’s actually coming out in the next couple of months.
Developer Microids has confirmed that the long-awaited third entry into the Syberia franchise will be released on April 25th in North America for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The game will also be released in Europe on April 20th for the same platforms. There is no word on the release date for the supposed Switch version at this time.
According to the plot synopsis that accompanied this release date confirmation, Syberia 3 will once again star series protagonist Kate Walker and follow what happens when she encounters a nomadic tribe known as the Youkoi. The appearance of a common threat forces Walker to join the tribe as they follow the seasonal migration of the native snow ostriches. This story will once again be penned by writer Benoit Sokal.
Along with a brand new story, you can expect Syberia 3 to feature the same brand of complex puzzles and intricate world design that helped make the Syberia series so notable in the first place. Furthermore, this is being touted as the first fully-3D entry into the Syberia franchise.
It’s certainly strange to hear about the game’s sudden release given that the last update we had regarding Syberia 3 suggested that it had encountered some financial hurdles, but it’s encouraging to know that fans might finally get a chance to experience the next chapter in Kate Walker’s story.
What’s really strange, though, is this new story trailer for Syberia 3. While the preview reveals some new information about the game, it does so via a very odd presentation style that resembles a ’90s Disney film trailer. Still, it does give us a pretty good idea of what to expect from the next installment in the Syberia series.