For the last 20 years, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father has been hailed as one of the most mature and frightening narratives in gaming history. As a supernatural tale of murder, voodoo, curses, and cults, it is a far cry from King’s Quest, Space Quest, and the other tongue-in-cheek humorous graphic adventures from Sierra at the time.
Series creator Jane Jenson and her studio Pinkerton Road have announced that a whole new generation of graphic adventure fans will be given a chance to experience it for the first time with a 20th Anniversary HD remake.
Jenson, creator of the upcoming Jane Jenson’s Mobius graphic adventure, is returning to the series which established her as one of the all time greats of the genre. This remake is being built from the ground up with a new graphical style sporting a 2048×1536 resolution and updated 3D graphics replacing the originals.
“I’m thrilled to be back at work on Gabriel Knight and to bring this classic game to a new generation of players. It’s a designer’s dream to be able to enhance the game and bring in more New Orleans flavor than technical limitations allowed us to in 1993. It’s going to look and feel like a brand new title.
But never fear, 100% of the original Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is here. I hope both existing fans and new players will love it.”
The announcement comes at a time when Broken Sword is also seeing a revival with the latest entry in the series, The Serpent’s Curse. Although they are not related, I’ve always bunched them together in the back corners of my brain.
It’s great to see that, thanks to the genre getting a fresh start with a whole library of great software through the digital distribution channels, developers are finding a way to bring out all the defining classics and give newcomers a chance to see the roots of their modern favorites.
Any old fans looking to investigate the horrific streets of New Orleans again?