Paris, October 19, 2017 – Microids, an international multiplatform video game publisher, announced today that Syberia 1 will be released tomorrow for the Nintendo Switch and available from the Nintendo eShop, Microïds is also pleased to announce at the same time Syberia 2’s release, on Nintendo Switch for November 30th.
Thanks to the modularity of the Nintendo Switch, players will be able to discover or rediscover the 2 first episodes of Kate Walker’s adventures; in their living room in TV mode or on the move in handheld mode.
ABOUT SYBERIA 1:
Kate Walker, a young New York lawyer, is dispatched to deal with the sale of a former automaton factory hidden in the French Alps. She never thought that this task, as simple as it seemed, would change her life forever. She quickly embarked on a journey into the confines of Eastern Europe, accompanied by a very peculiar automaton named Oscar. Together they discover incredible places, filled with colorful characters, before meeting Hans Voralberg: the genius inventor, following the trails of the last mammoths found on the mythical island of Syberia, which also happens to be the last piece of the puzzle to conclude the sale and the mission of Kate.
ABOUT SYBERIA 2:
After completing her assignment – getting Hans Voralberg to sign the papers to conclude the sale of the factory – Kate decides to abandon her perfect life in New York to help the old man realize his childhood dream. Kate, the eccentric Hans, and the automaton Oscar, make for a most unusual team, by together they set off on a brand-new journey. They are in search of the last, legendary mammoths of Syberia, in the heard of a forgotten world.
Nintendo Switch versions of Syberia 1 and Syberia 2 are developed by Koalabs Studio. Syberia 1 will be available on October 20th, 2017, and Syberia 2, on November 30th, 2017. The games are rated PEGI 7 /T for Teen.
Microïds is an international multi-platform video game publisher based in Paris (France). It currently represents the video games business in all its forms of the company Anuman Interactive. Microids continues to consolidate and expand its extensive catalog of titles in such diverse genres as adventure, racing, RPG, management, simulation or action. Through its adaptations of iconic titles such as “Syberia” or “L’Amerzone” on new media or its original creations (“Subject 13”, “Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders”, “Yesterday Origins”, “Motoracer 4”), Microïds develops today on PC, Mac, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch as well as on iOS and Android mobile devices.
About Benoit Sokal
From comics to video games: a singular artist. In 1978, Benoit Sokal starts drawing for the magazine “To Follow”. It was during this period that he created the character of Inspector Canardo. In 1996, he launched the video game project “Amerzone” published by Microïds. Benoit Sokal is one of the first graphic novel artists to design, implement and supervise the entire production of a video game. He later became creative director at Microïds, which published in 2002 his second video game “Syberia”. 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, meets the same success as the first episode of the saga and was met with enthusiasm from fans all over the world. Since 2013, Benoit Sokal is dedicated to writing and creating the highly anticipated Syberia 3.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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