Activision brings back Sierra!

News ID: 234
Date: 2014-08-12
Source: Sierra Chest

(source: Activision)

After reactivating and teasing the fans with a new Sierra logo introduction, Activision has today officially announced the return of Sierra on its website!

"With a renowned history that's served as the origin for many nostalgic video game characters, worlds and experiences, Sierra continues on today in a return to form that fans of great games will love. A part of Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), Sierra's focus is on indie studios developing innovative, edgy and graphically unique games, including new IPs and contemporary reimaginings of beloved Sierra classics. Headlining Sierra's slate of indie games is an all-new King's Quest experience in 2015, and a new Geometry Wars game planned to launch this holiday season. Additionally, the Sierra team is well underway exploring other indie projects to potentially launch later this year, and in 2015 and beyond."

The statement further explains that the new King's Quest will be developed by the studio The Odd Gentlemen. Little has been revealed about the plot so far and it is unclear whether it will be a remake or a whole new chapter in the series, although the short description does reveal a new character: "King Graham -- revered as the greatest adventurer to ever live -- shares his life's adventures with his curious granddaughter, Gwendolyn. It is through these tales that Gwendolyn discovers the true greatness of her grandfather."

They also reached out to Sierra founder and former CEO Ken Williams who stated that "We're very proud of what we created all those years ago with Sierra Online, and today's news about carrying Sierra forward as an indie-specific brand is very encouraging. We look forward to seeing Sierra's independent spirit live on, and are especially excited to see what The Odd Gentlemen will do with King's Quest."

On Geometry Wars, the statement says: "The first title set to launch under Sierra is Geometry Wars3: Dimensions from the team at Lucid Games. Geometry Wars3: Dimensions is an exciting new evolution of the fast-paced, frenetic Geometry Wars gameplay fans love, and will introduce full 3D action and both cooperative and competitive multiplayer for the first time in the franchise. In addition to a full single-player campaign with 50 unique challenges and over 10 battle modes - five of which are brand new to the series - Geometry Wars3: Dimensions features dynamic and persistent progression, offering players a consistently new experience each time they play. Geometry Wars3: Dimensions is planned to launch later this year.

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