Sierra Brand Relaunches

By Michelle Balsan, 4 years ago
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.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.