For this year’s gamescom Metroid prepared a new package of screenshots from Syberia 3, the long-awaited sequel to the cult adventure game series by Benoît Sokal. The pictures give a glimpse of the Youkol village visited by Kate Walker, the long-standing protagonist of the series, at the outset of her new adventure, as well as the inside of Steiner’s workshop, where the local automatons are made. True, it would have been nice to get a new gameplay or a bunch of details on the game, but we’ve got these not so long ago at E3 2016, so I guess one shouldn’t be too picky.
For the first time in the series, Syberia 3 is going to introduce fully 3D environments. Although we’ll no longer get pre-rendered, hand-drawn backgrounds, there really is little reason to complain. The closer the release, the better the game looks (compare with 2015 screenshots). If no later than a year ago the graphics could raise serious concerns among the fans, the most recent screenshots actually manage to preserve Sokal’s unique art style. Syberia 3 is planned to launch on December 1, 2016 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.