New King's Quest Gets Release Date, Watch Its New Trailer

The upcoming King's Quest reboot is coming very soon.

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The King's Quest reboot's first chapter has received an official release date, and it's coming soon. Publisher Activision announced today that the opening episode of the new King's Quest, titled A Knight to Remember, will launch on July 28 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC, and on July 29 for Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Activision also explained that the episodes of the game are available separately or as part of a greater collection. King's Quest: The Complete Collection functions effectively as a season pass, giving buyers access to every episode as it becomes available. It also comes with a special, playable epilogue.

The developer of the reboot, The Odd Gentlemen, also published a new trailer for the first episode, which you can watch below.

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We were recently able to check out the new King's Quest at E3 2015, and you can read our impressions here. The game features a star-studded cast, as well, including Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) and Tom Kenny (Adventure Time).

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Ripper_TV

Disc release?

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bluefox755

Very excited. Kings Quest 6 is the game that really got me into PC games.

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buckxn

@bluefox755: I loved KQ6. KQ2 is the one that got me into PC games. those gorgeous 16 colors on screen at once!

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Jasurim

Looks pretty cool, I love the style, although the lip syncing is a little off?

Either way though, I think I'll wait until all episodes are out before buying it. The waits are always a little too long for me and I find they take away from the experience.

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Really? Why couldn't they have just made this a proper point & click adventure game?

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oldtobie

Are you kidding me. Episodic. Activision, can you be any more blatant in your attempts to mimic TellTale?

I wanted a freaking adventure game, dicks.

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subsided94

I wonder if the 1 day Xbox gap has anything to do with Sony's relationship with Activision, seems pretty unlikely but it's pretty uncommon for a game to not release on the exact same date

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Xicarah

What I really wanna know is what is the gameplay? Fighting? Narrative? Racing? Dancing? What? I've seen "gameplay" but most of that is just random cuts of the "game". It doesn't have to be Diablo or Witcher. I just wanna know how do I PLAY the game.

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hystavito

@Xicarah: It's a great sales tactic. Remain vague and hope people buy it either purely based on nostalgia or because they mistakenly think it's a Telltale game :).

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Xicarah

@hystavito: I guess so. Either be vague and tell people "it's a wonderful adventure" and let the dream on what it is, but then you risk being a Destiny, on the other hand you tell people what it is and risk losing those people who would've bought it if they kept their mouth shut about the game.

I have looked up some old King's Quest games and they are along the lines of Grim Fandango types of point-and-click adventure games, so it's likely it will be an "evolution" of that kind. But when you show dragons and monsters you instinctively wanna fight so......

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tanerb

For a minute I thought this is King's Bounty and get excited :(

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streamline

@tanerb: that was the game I was thinking of too

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Zironn1

Eh it lost it's soul, from past games.

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oldtobie

@Zironn1: I was very pissed when I found out what this was turned into.

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atopp399

Darn, Activision is the publisher? Guess I'll pass.

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StHapns247

Hope the game has the dialogue in sync with the mouth movement...

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Mr_Mark_Legion

day one for me. too much nostalgia to ignore.

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oldtobie

@Mr_Mark_Legion: This is not King's Quest.

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Mr_Mark_Legion

@oldtobie: agree. just going on the name. even if it was called a different name, it still looks fun for me.

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Bickle2

Price would be nice

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Zorlac

@bickle2: $40 for the full season on Steam so probably similar on consoles.

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jenovaschilld

nice, music score is great sounds like the guy who did Jumanji

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lrdfancypants

Yay! Now Space Quest.

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Vixenar

@lrdfancypants: Real Space Quest reboot would be quite awesome, but until that happens, least we're going to have Space Venture! One of these days. I hope.

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mylesblasonato

This is gonna be awesome!

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Pelezinho777

Really interesting and nice looking game.