King’s Quest Trailer Brings the Adventure Series Back to Life


Following an appearance by King’s Quest creators Ken and Roberta Williams on the Game Awards stage, new developer The Odd Gentlemen premiered a trailer for the series’ return.

One of the more touching moments of tonight’s Game Awards presentation was the world premiere of a new King’s Quest trailer. Though the revival of the classic Sierra Games point-and-click adventure series is in the hands of a new developer, The Odd Gentlemen, it was clear that the franchise was being handled with love.

The trailer’s debut came just after the Industry Icon Award was given to Ken and Roberta Williams, industry icons and creators of the King’s Quest series. Though the actual awards in this, uh, awards show have been few and far between, the Industry Icon Award was a very genuine presentation, and Roberta Williams especially seemed pleased and humbled that people are still talking about King’s Quest.

The new King’s Quest is being developed with the Williams’ blessing. Activision reclaimed the rights to the series back from Telltale Games last year, meaning that King’s Quest will be back home at Sierra when it makes its return next year.

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