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  MICROÏDS AND BENOIT SOKAL UNVEIL THE FIRST TWO CHARACTERS IN SYBERIA 3
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10/28/2014
 


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Paris, October 28, 2014. Upon the 2014 Game Connection exhibit, the "Syberia 3" team reveals for the first time two of the characters who will play opposite to the heroin Kate Walker during her adventure.  

This cult series of adventure games is an invitation to journey and to a change of scene. " Syberia" stands out by the discovery of its unique visual universe created under the artistic direction of Benoit Sokal ( " The Amerzone " , " Canardo " , " Kraa " …), but also by its atypical sturdy characters. Today, Microïds reveals the first two symbolic figures of this third episode. The players will come across old acquaintances from " Syberia " 1 and 2, but also new protagonists always ready to help or, on the contrary, to slow down or definitively stop their progression.

They will have to observe, talk to and understand their interlocutor’s psychology to have them become their ally, which is essential for the adventure to go on. The first two characters are unveiled today from the various steps of their creation to the final 3D pictures used in the game, along with the first pieces of information about their biography.

AYAWASKA

We only know her name, and although she is only 1.10 meter-tall, this little laughing and enigmatic lady acts as the shaman of the Youkol tribe that our heroin, Kate Walker, had left at the end of Syberia II. Through chance of the journey, Ayawaska will offer Kate to accompany her in the snow ostrich’s transhumance, a real sacred mission for her tribe. Throughout the journey, the shaman will provide precious advice to Kate, if only she manages to decrypt the mysterious form of her predictions.

SIMON STEINER

A genious craftsman, Simon Steiner owns the small clockmaker’s shop in Valsembor, the city close to where the Youkol camp settled. Despite his grumpy and suspicious look, this 70 year-old- man is very kind towards the nomad people that most of the population would like to see leave as soon as possible. Kate will have to gain his trust so that he accepts to build an essential element for her to continue her journey with the Youkol tribe.

  BENOÎT SOKAL, GUEST OF HONOR AT THE PING AWARDS

This year again, the Ping Awards ceremony honors the best French video game creations. The close link between comic books and video game will be the main theme of this 2014 edition. Benoit Sokal, the artistic and creative director of the "Syberia" series, always at a crossroads between the two media, will be on stage to share his experience in his two fields of expertise. This is the perfect time to go through the sketches, pictures and cinematics of the series and to discover before everyone the very first animations of "Syberia 3" through the characters of Ayawaska and Simon Steiner (see above).

The ceremony will be live on Jeuxvideo.com at 8.30 pm.

" Syberia 3 " is an adventure game PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, IOS and Android to be released in 2015.

Web site : http://www.syberia.microids.com/

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About Microïds

Created in 1985, Microïds is an international publisher of multi-platform video games based in Paris (France). Today, it represents Anuman Interactive’s video game business in all its forms.

Managed by its creator Elliot Grassiano, Microïds keeps getting stronger and widens its large game catalogue with genres as varied as adventure, management, simulation and action. Through its adaptations of iconic titles such as " Syberia" or " Amerzone" on new supports or through its original creations ( " Dracula 5: The Blood Legacy ", " Haunted House Mysteries ", " Monument Builders: Colosseum " …), today, Microïds is present on PC, Mac, tablets as well as iOS and Android mobiles but also on Tizen (more than 20 titles are in progress), Xbox 360 or PS3 ( " Syberia " 1 and 2).

Besides its heroes and heroines from original creations ( " Syberia "’s Kate Walker, " Still Life "’s Victoria Mc Pherson…), Microïds also create new titles including other characters or authors from other media (comic books, cinema, literature…) such as Garfield, Lucky Luke or Agatha Christie.

 Microïds is currently developing Syberia 3 scheduled for 2015, responding to many fans of this cult adventure game series (more than 3M sold) who have been waiting for more than ten years.

For more informations, visit the official website www.microids.com , the Facebook Page www.facebook.com/microids , Twitter www.twitter.com/Microids_off or Pinterest www.pinterest.com/microids .