Seriously, what would be cooler for classic adventure gamers right now than a Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers remake? A Manhunter: New York remake? Well, yes, that maybe would be cooler, but right now we’ll focus on the news at hand. Series creator Jane Jensen has licensed the popular Sierra IP from Activision, and will be releasing the remake in mid-2014 through the Pinkerton Road label.
The Gabriel Knight point-and-click adventure series was composed of three games: Sins of Our Fathers, The Beast Within, and Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned. Only the first was released for Macintosh, and the remake will be available for Mac, PC, iPad and Android. Hopefully it’ll see enough success for us to finally get to play through the entire series.
As for the game:
In 1993, a rash of ritual voodoo murders took place in the swamps and back alleys of New Orleans. With local police baffled, only one man was equipped to solve the case: Gabriel Knight, owner of a French Quarter bookstore, struggling novelist, and an unwitting descendent in a long line of shadow-hunting Schattenjägers. Armed with little more than a sacred dagger and talisman, his N’awlins drawl, and his own irresistible brand of charm, Gabriel Knight quickly became a gaming sensation when Sierra On-Line released his first adventure, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers®, in December 1993.
The Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th anniversary edition is being reconstructed from scratch with all new Retina display quality visuals and voice recording. The development process is being overseen by Jensen, who promises that although it’ll look and feel like a brand new game, nothing will be missing from the original.
The revamped Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers will feature the same mature storyline and puzzle solving as the 1993 version, with research assistant Grace Nakimura, the inept Detective Mosely, and the local color of New Orleans supporting Gabriel’s paranormal investigation. Stunning high-res (2048×1536) 3D graphics will replace the original 640×480 resolution pixel art, presenting the authentic New Orleans environments with more detail than ever before. The remake will also have a remastered soundtrack by Robert Holmes, the game’s original composer, and will include special edition content.
For more information on Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, visit www.gabrielknight20th.com, where you can check out more artwork and sample the remastered theme music.