Few adventure games hold as dear a place in my gaming memories as Jane Jensen’s 1993 Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, the game about a New Orleans author who finds himself entangled in a story of deaths and voodoo magic. I spent many hours playing the game with my brother back in the day and really enjoyed its story and characters. I’ve even downloaded the original game on my PC recently, and the story still holds up. Recently, the original creators, Jane Jensen and Robert Holmes, have teamed up again to form Pinkerton Road studio, whose aim is to help raise the adventure game genre from the dead. As we wrote about all the way back in 2013, one of their first missions was to remaster their masterpiece, and so they have. At last, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition comes out for iPad and Android tablets on July 23rd. Gabriel Knight‘s plot plays out over a number of days, and you’ll be able to play Day 1 for free while the rest will be unlockable via IAPs priced at $2.99 and $3.99.
The game now comes with high-resolution 3D art, a reorchestrated version of the original soundtrack, and behind the scenes material from the original game, such as concept art and storyboards. Pinkerton Road has also recently released a free graphic novel, The Temptation, set six months after the third installment of Gabriel Knight. You can get the graphic novel and its accompanying short story for free here. As an avid player of all the 90s classic adventure games (Sierra, LucasArts, and the likes), I can assure you that Gabriel Knight stands among the best of the best, a game whose atmosphere was really second to none. If you like adventure games even a bit, don’t miss this one.