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King's Quest - Chapter 5: The Good Knight, all new content for King's Quest is Now Available on Steam!

In his latest adventure, King Graham tells of his final battle with the Goblin Sorcerer Manannan and his final adventure. This episode completes the full series of King's Quest!

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The fifth Chapter of The Demons Whispering Sierra’s Name in the Darkness’s revived episodic King’s Quest [official site] is now out. Old King Graham is dusting off his jaunty hat and squeezing into his adventuretrousers for one last quest. Let’s pretending I’m not all wistful about the hints that this character whose games I’ve never played will pop his clogs after he finally finishes telling his granddaughter his life’s story; it’s a weird time for me, okay. … [visit site to read more]

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Oh! Chapter 4 of the episodic King’s Quest [official site] revival is now out. Pop! Out of nowhere, five months since the last episode – just when I’d forgotten about it – here’s more of the adventure game. King Graham is continuing telling tales about his younger days, though he seems to be getting on a bit by Chapter 4. This time, Activision say, “King Graham recounts the time he had to rescue Prince Alexander from Queen Icebella’s Frozen Castle.” Okey cokey. Have a peek in this launch trailer:

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King's Quest - Chapter 4: Snow Place Like Home, all new content for King's Quest is Now Available on Steam!

In his latest adventure, King Graham recounts the time he had to rescue Prince Alexander from Queen Icebella's Frozen Castle.

King's Quest - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

A new King’s Quest [official site] was one of the first projects Activision announced after hauling the hide of Sierra Entertainment off their trophy wall and wrapping it around one of their colossal Actifingers, bringing back one of the shut-down publisher’s touchstones. With the series’ creators and makers long gone, the new episodic King’s Quest was made by P.B. Winterbottom devs The Odd Gentlemen. Three episodes are out so far, and now the first episode is free for everyone to try. Our John did not like it, but are you curious to see for yourself?

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King’s Quest - Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember is now available to download and play for free. King’s Quest is a collection of five different chapter releases, each focusing on an untold tale in Graham’s past. In each chapter, an aging King Graham reflects on his life of adventure with his granddaughter, Gwendolyn.
King's Quest - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Love! Don’t talk to me about love. Especially not if you’re talking about falling in love with people. Look at young King-to-be Graham in the third episode of Activision’s revived King’s Quest [official site], off adventuring in search of love, travelling through a grand forest and tumbling down a hill – two bits of landscape that it’d be perfectly reasonable to fall deeply in love with. But no, he’s off climbing a magic tower to rescue a princess to love or something? But fine, sure, whatever, if you’re into that sort of thing, then Chapter 3: Once Upon a Climb Launch is out.

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King's Quest - Chapter 3: Once Upon a Climb, all new content for King's Quest is Now Available on Steam!

King’s Quest - Once Upon a Climb is the third chapter in the new, critically-acclaimed reimagining of the classic King’s Quest game series. In his latest adventure, King Graham recounts his most personal tale yet.

King's Quest - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (John Walker)

Oh wow.

I really had no idea what to expect of the return of King s Quest [official site]. The original series were mostly terrible, twee and poorly constructed adventure games, but it had its moments, and certainly found its place in nostalgia. The news of its return after a few abortive efforts seemed like it could bode well, especially with The Odd Gentlemen (PB Winterbottom) behind the wheel. Trailers were confusing, not making it clear if it was an adventure game, platformer, third-person somethinger. But I waited to see. Here’s wot I think:>

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King's Quest - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

The adventure has begun! Both the episodic new King’s Quest [official site], and what might really happen as Activision dusts off the old Sierra name and catalogue for the modern age. It’s not the first game released under the new Sierra ‘indie label’ (that’s Geometry Wars 3), but King’s Quest is pretty iconic for Sierra. It can never live up to people’s memories of King’s Quest, but might it be a merry lark?

You can find out for yourself, as the first episode, named A Knight to Remember, launched last night. Come have a peek in the appropriately ’80s launch trailer:

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