Back in 2002, adventure title Syberia
from developer Microids was released. Written and designed by Belgian comic artist Benoît Sokal, the game received critical acclaim and a follow up in 2004's Syberia II
. For nearly ten years, that was the last we saw from the adventures of American lawyer Kate Walker.
Earlier this year we heard how the original would be coming to XBLA
and now a third title is also in the works, with Benoît Sokal and Microids planning to bring Syberia 3
to Xbox One in 2015.
The new game picks up from where its predecessor left off, with Kate hanging around with the travelling Youkol people in the unforgiving land of the title. Microids has released details about two new characters that Kate will encounter on her newest adventure.
We only know her name, and although she is only 1.10 meter-tall, this little laughing and enigmatic lady acts as the shaman of the Youkol tribe that our heroin, Kate Walker, had left at the end of Syberia II. Through chance of the journey, Ayawaska will offer Kate to accompany her in the snow ostrich’s transhumance, a real sacred mission for her tribe. Throughout the journey, the shaman will provide precious advice to Kate, if only she manages to decrypt the mysterious form of her predictions.
A genious craftsman, Simon Steiner owns the small clockmaker’s shop in Valsembor, the city close to where the Youkol camp settled. Despite his grumpy and suspicious look, this 70 year-old- man is very kind towards the nomad people that most of the population would like to see leave as soon as possible. Kate will have to gain his trust so that he accepts to build an essential element for her to continue her journey with the Youkol tribe.
In some early screens, we also get to see Kate in a Youkol market alongside giant snow ostriches.Syberia 3
is due on Xbox One in 2015. A release date for the XBLA version of the original Syberia
is also not yet known.