Sierra released the first chapter in its new reimagining of one of adventure gaming's most treasured franchises, King's Quest.
Titled King's Quest: A Knight to Remember, this debut chapter is now available as a digital download in North America for $9.99 on Windows PC via Steam. It will be available later today for the same price on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems through the PlayStation Store, as well as for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on the Xbox Games Store. It is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and Up) by the ESRB.
Players may also purchase King's Quest: The Complete Collection, a bundle containing all five chapters of the new King's Quest along with an exclusive bonus playable story epilogue, for $39.99 on the PlayStation®Store, Xbox Games Store and Steam. Alternately, those who buy King's Quest: A Knight to Remember individually at launch can choose to purchase the King's Quest Season Pass, securing their access to the remaining four chapters of the game once available, but not the bonus epilogue, for $29.99.
Developed by The Odd Gentlemen, the new King's Quest rekindles the classic charm and curiosity that has captivated fans of the series for over 30 years. As an aging King Graham looks back on a life of heroic adventure with his precocious granddaughter, Gwendolyn, players will be able to experience firsthand the puzzles, places and personalities of his greatest untold stories. The first passage in a five-chapter journey, King's Quest: A Knight to Remember unfolds on Graham's early days as a bright-eyed teen in Daventry, competing in a contest of wits and valor for a knighthood in King Edward's royal court.
"Today is a new beginning, both for those of us who grew up with the King's Quest games that Roberta Williams and Sierra Entertainment created, as well as for those who are visiting Daventry for the very first time," said Matt Korba, President and Creative Director of The Odd Gentlemen. "We hope we've made something that feels special for everyone as we turn together to a new page in Graham's legend."