The lights are on
After the sad news that Activision had killed Phoenix Online Studios' fan-made King's Quest sequel, it looked as though adventure fans would never see the royal family of Daventry again. Thankfully, Activision has apparently had a change of heart; The Silver Lining will be released as a series of free downloadable episodes. The first episode, entitled "What Is Decreed Must Be," will release on July 10. The game's overall story features King Graham trying to save his children from a curse. Along the way, he'll visit familiar places from previous games (the Land of the Green Isles appears to figure prominently in the first episode), as well as meet some new characters.Phoenix Online Studios hasn't specified the release dates for subsequent episodes in the series beyond claiming they will hit "throughout 2010." That's great news for King's Quest fans; we're glad Phoenix and Activision were able to work out their differences.
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Whadda ya know? I guess online petitions CAN make a difference.
I'm so happy right now... *tear*
Well that's just pretty stinking awesome! Now if only they'd start working on Maniac Mansion 3 I'd be a happy boy. In fact, if someone wants to pay me to work on Maniac Mansion 3 I'd be even happier.
This IS good news! I hope it's not too long between episodes.
This is awesome news! I'm not really sure what's going on in the picture though.
PR olive branch?
Wow, Activision just got a bit classier in my book. Just one new King's Quest game makes up for countless Hero releases, beating Call of Duty into the ground and dumb remarks that games should be more expensive. This is glorious.
Is this going to be available just on PC or consoles?
Sounds like Activision isn't so bad after all.
I'll try it out since it's free.
Wait. Did I hear free download and Activision in the same news story? What is happening here?
Now where is the fan made leisure suit larry sequel??? I want it now!