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Gamescom 2021, Microids is delighted to announce the release date for Syberia: The World Before as well as the pre-order campaign opening and the content of the Digital Deluxe Edition with a brand new trailer! The game will launch on December 10th on PC.
The saga created by the lamented author and comic book artist Benoît Sokal will take players on an incredible journey alongside the beloved character Kate Walker at the year’s end.
Tag along for a thrilling adventure with the rise of the fascist movement Brown Shadow as a backdrop and discover the link between Kate Walker and Dana Roze as they face multiple threats in different time periods.
Syberia: The World Before Digital Deluxe Edition content:
- The digital video game
- The game original score composed by Inon Zur
- An excerpt of the original script
- A digital Artbook
- Numerous wallpapers, avatars and original storyboards drawn by Benoît Sokal
- Digital Artbook
Syberia: The World Before will launch December 10th, 2021 on PC (Steam, GOG, and Epic Games Store) and in 2022 on consoles.
As a reminder, the prologue of Syberia: The World Before is available for free on Steam and GOG. Available now for preorder on Steam, GOG, and Epic Games Store.
About Syberia: The World Before:
Vaghen, 1937: Dana Roze is a 17-year-old girl, who is beginning a brilliant career as a pianist. However, shadows begin to appear over her future as the fascist threat of the Brown Shadow hangs over Europe, at the dawn of the Second World War.
Taiga, 2004: Kate Walker survives as best she can in the salt mine where she has been imprisoned when a tragic event propels her into a new adventure in search of her identity.
- Set off on an adventure across continents and through time. Play as both Kate Walker and Dana Roze as you get to the bottom of mysteries that have remained buried for too long.
- Explore the fantastic and poetic world of Benoît Sokal, with its breathtaking sceneries and iconic characters.
- Unveil a mysterious plot sprinkled with puzzles in the traditional Syberia’s fashion!
- Discover two captivating stories with incredibly high stakes written by Benoît Sokal and Lucas Lagravette.
- Allow yourself to be transported by the symphonic soundtrack composed by Inon Zur (Syberia 3, Fallout, Dragon Age, Prince of Persia).
Microids is a French video game publisher. Founded in 1985, Microids’ editorial strategy now focuses on 4 major areas: adventure games, racing games, retro gaming, and games inspired by iconic titles. By collaborating with renowned studios and authors (Pendulo Studios, Eden Studios, Benoît Sokal, Paul Cuisset, Philippe Dessoly, and Pierre Adane), Microids have become a major player in international video games. Taking inspiration from legendary titles, including Asterix & Obelix, and Titeuf, Garfield, Fort Boyard, XIII, and Blacksad, Microids reaches a wide audience and creates original adventures which give gamers the chance to play as some of their most beloved characters.
About Benoît Sokal
Benoît Sokal began drawing for À Suivre magazine in 1978. At this time, he created the Inspector Canardo series, featuring a depressed anthropomorphic duck detective with a penchant for cigarettes, alcohol, and femmes fatales. In 1996, he started the video game project Amerzone, published by Microids. Benoît Sokal is one of the first graphic novel artists to design, implement and supervise the entire production of a video game. He then went on to become Microids’ Art Director, publishing his second game, Syberia, in 2002. He was recognized as “Person of the Year” at the 2002 video games Phenix Awards; Syberia was crowned “Best adventure game of the year” in 2002 in the USA. In April 2004, the release of Syberia 2 met the same success as the first episode of the saga and was greeted with enthusiasm by fans all over the world. With Syberia 3, Benoît Sokal chose to stick with the old-fashioned way of drawing with pencils and watercolors, rather than using digital tools, giving his universe and characters a very distinctive look. A multi-talented artist, he also crafted the beloved game story and the characters’ dialogue. During these last months, Benoît Sokal was working with the teams at Microids and Koalabs on the upcoming game Syberia: The World Before.
Despite his prolific career in video games, Benoît Sokal never let go of his original passion and released the graphic novel Kraa in 2010. He also developed the Aquarica universe for several years with his friend François Schuiten, together, they adapt Aquarica as a graphic novel, which first part has been published in 2017, the second one is expected for the 2022 second semester.