Syberia 3

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Syberia 3
Syberia III Logo.png
Developer(s) Microïds[1]
Publisher(s) Anuman
Producer(s) Elliot Grassiano[2]
Designer(s) Benoît Sokal[3]
Lucas Lagravette
Artist(s) Amanda Goengrich
Writer(s) Benoît Sokal[4]
Composer(s) Inon Zur[5]
Series Syberia
Engine Unity
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
macOS
Xbox One
PlayStation 4
Nintendo Switch (still in development)
Release
  • EU: 20 April 2017
  • NA: 25 April 2017
Nintendo Switch
  • WW: Q1 2018
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Syberia 3 is an adventure video game by Microïds available on PC, macOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.[6][7] It is the third entry of the Syberia series which contains steampunk elements and follows the adventures of American lawyer Kate Walker as she travels across Siberia.

Plot[edit]

After abandoning the island Syberia, Kate Walker finds herself adrift on a makeshift boat, rescued by the Youkol people. Determined to escape their common enemies, she decides to help the nomads fulfill their odd ancestral tradition, as they accompany their snow ostriches on their seasonal migration.[8]

The game also takes the player through the charming town Valsembor, the voyage on a ship named Krystal, through an abandoned theme park in Baranour, which was tragically destroyed by a nuclear fallout and radiation still blocks off parts of the park, Kate will then help Youkols to find their lost temple and continue on the way to ostriche's breeding grounds.[9]

Development[edit]

On 1 April 2009, Microïds announced that Syberia 3 was being developed and aimed to be released on Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 3 in June 2010 as a real-time 3D game.[10] The company had stated that the game would miss its original June 2010 release date because negotiations with Benoît Sokal were under way and Microïds was then acquired by Anuman.[11] On 17 April 2010, another press release was issued, explaining that the PC version will be released, but the PlayStation 3 version may not, due to problems with Sony[vague]. Microïds had also asked that fans of Syberia send them emails of support for the game.[12] In an interview given in February 2011, Sokal revealed that work on the game had not started due to a lack of funding.[13]

In November 2012, Microïds revealed that Sokal had officially signed a contract with Anuman to write the story of Syberia 3, the development had started and game will be overseen by Elliot Grassiano, the original founder of Microïds. The game was scheduled for release in 2014-2015.[14] On 21 August 2013, it was announced that the game had gone into production.[15] The game's first screenshots were shown on 13 August 2014, and the stated release was given as of 2015 on PC, macOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS and Android.[16] The first trailer was released in June 2016 and the second in March 2017.[17][18] The game was released in April 2017, dubbed in English, French, German, Polish and Russian, with subtitles in Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Czech, Korean and Chinese.[19]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 44%[20]
Metacritic 51%[21]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 6/10[22]
GameSpot 4/10[9]

Syberia 3 received mixed reviews from critics, most appreciating the atmospheric setting and soundtrack and some solid puzzles. However, many were disappointed with lots of bugs in initial version, poor gameplay and dubious storyline.

The game received two updates, fixing various bugs.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Syberia 3 - A Deep Look At Kate Walker's New Journey". 
  2. ^ Romano, Sal (2012-11-26). "Syberia III announced for multiplatform 2014-2015 release". Gematsu. Retrieved 2013-04-10. 
  3. ^ Sarkar, Samit (2012-11-26). "Syberia 3 in development with original writer, set for release in 2014 or 2015". Polygon. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  4. ^ Phillips, Tom (2012-11-26). "GAME CONNECTION - Anuman and Benoit Sokal confirms Syberia 3". Gamasutra. Retrieved 2013-04-10. 
  5. ^ http://www.push-start.co.uk/all/events/inon-zur-reveal-music-syberia-3-gamescom-vgmlive/
  6. ^ http://www.shacknews.com/article/98966/syberia-3-gets-a-new-release-date-and-trailer
  7. ^ http://gematsu.com/2016/10/syberia-3-delayed-q1-2017
  8. ^ "A Deep Look At Kate Walker's New Journey". Game Informer. 19 May 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Syberia 3 review". Gamespot. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  10. ^ "Microïds launches Syberia 3 on PS3". Microïds. 2009-04-01. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  11. ^ "Microϊds cancels the original release date". Microïds. 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  12. ^ "Returns on the Syberia 3 announcement". Microïds. 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  13. ^ Microids confirm that production of Syberia III has started, Anuman via Facebook, 2011-11-26 .
  14. ^ "Microids confirm that production of Syberia III has started". 2011-11-26. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  15. ^ "Syberia 3, the sequel of Microïds’ adventure game cult saga, goes in production". Microïds via Facebook. 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  16. ^ "Syberia - Videogame - FIRST SYBERIA 3 SCREENSHOTS REVEALED !". www.syberia.microids.com. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  17. ^ "Syberia 3 - The Story Continues". YouTube. 8 June 2016. 
  18. ^ "Syberia 3 - Story official trailer". YouTube. 28 March 2017. 
  19. ^ "SYBERIA 3 Launches with New Trailer". Gaming Cypher. 20 April 2017. 
  20. ^ "Syberia 3 review". GameRankings. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  21. ^ "Syberia 3 review". MetaCritic. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  22. ^ "Syberia 3 - recensione". EuroGamer. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  23. ^ "Syberia 3 Announcements". Steam. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 

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