Microïds reveals the Syberia 3 launch trailer, celebrating the game’s release on PC, Mac, PS4 and Xbox One. The adventure game is a sequel to 2004’s Syberia 2 and follows Kate Walker as she works with the nomadic Youkol people.
Syberia 3 is also made it onto our list of games with female protagonists that we are most looking forward to this year.
Syberia 3 Finally Released on PC and Consoles
As detailed in the launch trailer above, Syberia 3 sees protagonist Kate Walker stuck in the village of Valsembor. Working with the Youkol, a nomadic people that trudges through snow with their migrating ostriches, they must “race against their enemies and unexpected obstacles, not to mention Kate’s past, which catches up with her.”
The story, written by returning scribe Benoit Sokal, promises a “fabulous tale” with a “cast of interesting characters.” But alongside that, Syberia 3 will also offer an “enchanting, mysterious universe” and “real-time 3D puzzles” which is a first for the series.
Having only been released today on PC, Mac, PS4 and Xbox One in Europe (the North American release is on April 25), only a few Syberia 3 reviews have been posted so far and the reception is mixed. On Steam, players complain about wonky controls (including both gamepad and keyboard and mouse setups), though say the story is solid. Another sore point, as made quite clear in that trailer, is that the game’s voice acting and dialogue animations leave much to be desired.
Admittedly though, optimisation and voice acting issues won’t be dealbreakers for many longstanding Syberia fans as they have waited years to play Syberia 3. The game was originally announced in 2009, after all, and it was originally slated for a 2016 release before being delayed. Plus with Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem, another female-lead adventure, also being delayed to some point in this year it could tide adventure fans over until then.