The days of old-school adventure gaming may be but a faint whisper echoing through the chambers of a heavy heart, but recent years have given us a little something to smile about. The revamp of Monkey Island gave us in the twenty-something crowd hope that we would see King's Quest follow suit, and it seems that this will indeed be the case, as Telltale games is planning to introduce the series to a new generation. Joystiq quotes Telltale's Steve Allison as saying, "Much like we did with Tales of Monkey Island, we're rebooting King's Quest with all new episodic games and multiple series." Details are scarce, but we'll keep you updated as the news rolls in.
I for one am positively giddy, as one of my first memories as a gamer was playing "King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella." While the graphics and sound may seem laughable today, I spent many a night wrapped in a shroud of anxiety as I trod cautiously through the enchanted land of Tamir, knowing that at any moment one of those ghastly man-bats would swoop down like death's vessel, grab hold of those pretty blonde pigtails, and a toss my precious Rosella, kicking and screaming, into the gaping maw of infinity. Maybe it's the fond recollections, or maybe it's the "bitter old man" that dares me to compulsively moan about "These kids and their Oblivions" and give impromptu lectures about how "In my day we didn't have Blu-Rays and PS3s; we had DOS games running on disks the size of iPads that held ten kilobytes of data! They had sixteen colors, nine of which were green... and we were grateful!" In any event, I now find myself resigned to scour the internet in search of some shred of the classic gaming goodness that so delighted me in my youth.
So long, weekend; we had such a bright future ahead of us.