Franchise reboots are definitely a big thing now, but what we really haven't seen is a brand resurrection. Sadly, with the cost of game development being what it is, we've seen many studios, such as 38 Studios, Bizarre Creations, and THQ, fall under the economic pressure. Today brings us the rather unique news that a studio is returning. That studio? Sierra Entertainment.
Sierra itself has a long and interesting history, which started with its founding in 1979 and, initially, ended with its purchase by Activision, who later shuttered the company. Now, the revived Sierra is back and already has a couple of games in progress.
First and foremost, Sierra has revealed that a new King's Quest
game is in development. Developed by The Odd Gentlemen, the minds behind the XBLA puzzler, The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom
, the upcoming King's Quest
will feature a brand new story. In this adventure, Princess Gwendolyn will learn all about the greatness of her grandfather, King Graham, as he recounts his tales of greatness. The new King's Quest
is scheduled for release in 2015.
The second game revealed was Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
. Developed by Lucid Games, which is one of the studios founded by ex-Bizarre Creations employees after its closure, the new Geometry Wars
game promises a full single player mode with "50 unique challenges and over 10 battle modes – five of which are brand new to the series" as well as competitive and co-operative multiplayer. Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
is set to launch some time later this year.
Unfortunately, at this time, we don't have word as to what consoles these games will be appearing on, but we'll be sure to keep you posted as we learn more. We'll also be sure to bring you updates on other projects that Sierra is working on as they are revealed.