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Simon The Sorcerer - Origins

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Leonardo Interactive
Developer: Smallthing Studios
Release Date: March 28, 2023

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'Simon The Sorcerer - Origins' Is A Prequel To The Point & Click Adventure, Coming to PC And Consoles In 2023 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 19, 2022 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT

Simon The Sorcerer - Origins is a prequel to the original Simon The Sorcerer point & click adventure, filled with Magic, monsters, puzzles and more.

The Simon the Sorcerer brand has entertained fans for almost 30 years and the launch of the Origins prequel will look to bring a fresh, modern reimagining of this classic adventure game franchise. 

Paving the way for many of the beloved point and click graphic adventures that have been entertaining fans for almost 30 years, Simon the Sorcerer stole the hearts of gamers when it was released on MS DOS and Amiga computers. Applying modern visuals and cutting edge gameplay mechanics to the development of Simon the Sorcerer - Origins will be highly appealing to fans of the original titles as well as engaging a new generation of gamers excited for the current revival of these classic franchises.  

Simon the Sorcerer - Origins is the official prequel to the original Simon the Sorcerer game and transports players back to a few weeks before the events of the first episode. The game world is crafted with a modern visual style filled with seamless realtime sequences, magic and puzzle solving tied together with an engrossing storyline that will finally answer some important questions raised by fans from the first game. 

Simon's rebellious life will be shattered by the unexpected arrival in the wizarding world where he will unleash an absurd and ancient prophecy that will trigger a lot of trouble! During his adventure, the rebellious Simon will do something great, obtaining moral redemption and proving that he is not just a disappointment to his parents.

He will meet his guide and mentor: Calypso. Thanks to this encounter, Simon will be able to gain a new friend who will represent a symbolic grandfather for him.

The narrative and gameplay paths unfold in countless ways without forgetting about the core elements of the saga: comedy and sarcasm. A strong bond with these features has been maintained in the dialogues, situations, and animations. Simon will often break the fourth wall by speaking directly to the players. “Hey, I am talking to you, the future player I can magically sense who is reading the Steam Page about my game!

“We are beyond excited to finally be able to announce Simon the Sorcerer - Origins and embark on the exciting development journey with Smallthing Studios” commented Leonardo Caltagirone, founder of Leonardo Interactive. “It has been a long time wish of ours to revive one of the gaming industry’s best loved and iconic characters. Our goal will be to create a new world brought to life with beautiful modern visuals and all new gameplay mechanics to tell the untold story of Simon’s origins”. 

Key Features:

  • Legacy - A tale that travels through time from a legendary past towards a great future.
  • This is not a remake, guys! - Simon the Sorcerer Origins is a brand new game with its roots deeply bonded with the contemporary gaming world.
  • Stunning 2D Art -Simon the Sorcerer Origins' visuals and animations, refined in every detail, let the player live his adventure in a continuous flow that goes from gameplay to cutscenes and vice-versa.
  • Puzzle and Comedy - The player will encounter a wide range of different kinds of puzzles. You could either challenge your wits with the classical “take and use” ones, seasoned with unexpected comedy interludes, or you can be called to solve magical arquebuses that will require the help of a little bit of sorcery. Hunt for clues, objects to combine, and all the weird stuff in the middle to reach the skill of a decent mage.
  • Original License - This is a canonical chapter of Simon's saga.
  • Easter Eggs - Look for them because they could be anywhere, also in a description of a Steam Page.

Simon the Sorcerer - Origins is coming to PC (Steam) and consoles on March 28, 2023.

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