Players have been following Kate Walker’s adventures since 2002’s Syberia, where the American lawyer ditches her New York City life to travel around Europe, also discovering the titular island, where mammoths still live. In 2004 release Syberia 2, the third-person puzzling continues and the protagonist meets the Youkol people who live in an icy, underground village.
In 2012, French developer Microïds and author Benoît Sokal announced that Syberia 3 is and players have been waiting all this time for more news on when they can get their hands on the new game. Good news then, as Syberia 3 now has a release date and a brand new trailer. Find out more after the break.
Syberia 3 [Kate Walker’s New Journey] via Microïds
Syberia 3 Release Date
Syberia 3 will be released on PC, Mac, PS4 and Xbox One on December 1, 2016. Microïds and Benoît Sokal have also revealed the following blurb detailing Kate Walker’s latest adventure:
“This new episode of Kate Walker’s journey begins as she finds herself adrift on a makeshift craft. Fortunately, a caravan of the Youkol people, whom she had already encountered in Syberia 2, finds her before her life slips away.
Determined to evade their common enemies, Kate decides to help the nomads fulfill the oddest of their ancestral traditions: accompanying the transhumance of the snow ostriches to the holy steppes where they can reproduce. The journey unfolds through scenery that is by turn enchanting and laid to waste, where the young woman will experience her most dangerous and wonderful adventures, with her pursuers always hot on her heels…”
With Syberia 2’s biggest criticism being the ‘abrupt’ and ‘incomplete’ conclusion of its story, it sounds like Microïds is determined to make up for that with Syberia 3.
The developer is also hoping to get people interested by introducing full 3D rendering for the first time in the series. Moreover, Inon Zur (the composer of Syberia 2, Fallout 4 and Dragon Age 2) is back on board, so long-time Syberia fans should notice Zur’s talents when the game hits PC and consoles later this year.