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#917724 - 10/08/13 01:01 PM The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen
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Jensen's Pinkerton Road working on 20th Anniversary remake of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers® for PC, Mac, iPad, and Android

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LANCASTER, Pa. - October 8, 2013 - In 1993, a rash of ritual voodoo murders took place in the swamps and back alleys of New Orleans. With local police baffled, only one man was equipped to solve the case: Gabriel Knight, owner of a French Quarter bookstore, struggling novelist, and an unwitting descendent in a long line of shadow-hunting Schattenjägers. Armed with little more than a sacred dagger and talisman, his N'awlins drawl, and his own irresistible brand of charm, Gabriel Knight quickly became a gaming sensation when Sierra On-Line released his first adventure, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers®, in December 1993.

Twenty years later, the charismatic Schattenjäger is making a welcome comeback thanks to the work of Gabriel Knight® creator Jane Jensen's indie development studio, Pinkerton Road LLC, which licensed the Gabriel Knight IP from Activision Publishing, Inc.. The Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th anniversary edition is planned for a mid-2014 release as a digital download for PC, Mac®, iPad®, and Android™. The game is being reconstructed from scratch with all new retina display quality visuals and voice recording, in a development process overseen by Jensen.

"I'm thrilled to be back at work on Gabriel Knight and to bring this classic game to a new generation of players," says Jensen. "It's a designer's dream to be able to enhance the game and bring in more New Orleans flavor than technical limitations allowed us to in 1993. It's going to look and feel like a brand new title. But never fear, 100% of the original Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is here. I hope both existing fans and new players will love it."

The revamped Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers will feature the same mature storyline and puzzle solving as the 1993 version, with research assistant Grace Nakimura, the inept Detective Mosely, and the local color of New Orleans supporting Gabriel's paranormal investigation. Stunning high-res (2048x1536) 3D graphics will replace the original 640x480 resolution pixel art, presenting the authentic New Orleans environments with more detail than ever before. The remake will also have a remastered soundtrack by Robert Holmes, the game's original composer, and will include special edition content.

Pinkerton Road has been working on the Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th anniversary edition under the working title "Mystery Game X" for about a year. The studio also has a brand new adventure game, Moebius, slated for release in 2013.

About Gabriel Knight
The Gabriel Knight series originated at Sierra On-Line, a pioneer of point-and-click adventure games, in the 1990s. Charming Schattenjäger Gabriel Knight and his long-suffering sidekick Grace Nakimura starred in three critically-acclaimed games: Sins of the Fathers (1993), The Beast Within (1995), and Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned (1999), as well as two novel adaptations penned by series creator Jane Jensen. The series is known for its mature storylines and layered characters, with supernatural mysteries and puzzle-solving gameplay drawn from real-world legend and historical events. All three Gabriel Knight games earned high review scores and industry awards including Best of E3, Best Story, Adventure Game of the Year, and Game of the Year from publications such as Computer Gaming World, PC Gamer, Gamespot, CNET, and others. Learn more at http://www.gabrielknight20th.com.

About Pinkerton Road
Jane Jensen and Robert Holmes founded Pinkerton Road in 2012 to create narrative games for tablet and desktop computers. A game designer and writer, Jane is best known for her work on the Gabriel Knight® adventure games and hidden object games such as Dying for Daylight. Robert is a composer, producer, musician, and strategic digital marketing executive whose music has appeared in numerous video games. The studio is working on two adventure games: Moebius, which was funded with a successful Kickstarter campaign, and the Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers® 20th anniversary edition. The studio has also released a children's ebook, Lola and Lucy's Big Adventure, for iPad. To learn more, visit http://www.pinkertonroad.com.

Gabriel Knight and Gabriel Knight: Sins of our Fathers are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Mac and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.



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#917725 - 10/08/13 01:05 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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#917726 - 10/08/13 01:09 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks for the wonderful news Ana, I'm a bit lost for words. wave


Edited by anne2 (10/08/13 01:31 PM)

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#917731 - 10/08/13 01:41 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: anne2]
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Wow !!!! How fantastic !!!! broccoli broccoli broccoli

Thanks for that LOVELY news, BrownEyedTigre grin
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#917732 - 10/08/13 01:45 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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#917736 - 10/08/13 02:09 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I'm not ashamed to admit, that I cried, when I saw the news.
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#917741 - 10/08/13 02:42 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I hope those were tears of joy misslilo!

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#917743 - 10/08/13 03:07 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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#917746 - 10/08/13 03:28 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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WOW, what fantastic news. This is one of my favorite games of all times. THANKS, ANA
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#917753 - 10/08/13 04:41 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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"The game is being reconstructed from scratch with all new retina display quality visuals and voice recording, in a development process overseen by Jensen."

So, has it been "re-voiced"?
I can't tell from the information above if they've cleaned up the voices or replaced them.
I can easily do without a prettified Gabriel if Tim Curry no longer voices him.

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#917754 - 10/08/13 04:54 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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They are re-voicing. The original recordings were lost and the quality from the game isnt up to it.

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#917758 - 10/08/13 05:18 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Phoenix Online will be developing the game

You can see more Here.
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#917760 - 10/08/13 05:36 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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"They are re-voicing."

Well, so much for that.

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#917761 - 10/08/13 06:16 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Great news! I wasn't able to play the original game, even tho I had the CD that came with my copy of GK3. By the time I got my first computer with Win 98, the game installed, but wouldn't open. Now at last I'll be able to play this great game.

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#917763 - 10/08/13 06:32 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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great news, thank you Ana:)

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#917808 - 10/09/13 03:53 AM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Fantastic news Ana! Thanks!
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#917817 - 10/09/13 06:31 AM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: Kaki's Sister]
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Without the voice of Tim Curry, it will be like a "different" game for me and not a "re-vamp" but I am still very much looking forward to it rah
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#917877 - 10/09/13 11:46 AM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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i look foward to it!
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#917879 - 10/09/13 11:54 AM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: gruffy]
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This is great news - a must-play for me. thumbsup

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#917915 - 10/09/13 02:05 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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A must have for me, Thanks, Ana for the good news. dance

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#917962 - 10/09/13 07:59 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: Mad]
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Originally Posted By: Mad
Without the voice of Tim Curry, it will be like a "different" game for me and not a "re-vamp" but I am still very much looking forward to it rah


Time Curry had a stroke. As much as we'd like time to stand still somehow it doesn't and some of our favorites are no longer available to entertain us.
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#917976 - 10/09/13 11:30 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: oldman]
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Well, maybe taking the voices from a game is different from taking them from an ancient record, I don't know.
But I'm listening right now to the Sextet from Lucia di Lammermoor with Enrico Caruso and Amelita Galli-Curci.
It was recorded sometime around 1920 and was remastered.
You can tell from the orchestra that it's old but the voices are beautiful.

Just saying.

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#917991 - 10/10/13 04:48 AM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I love to see old games come back renewed. I never got to play the Gabriel Knight series so I am really looking forward to it.

I think remaking more of the old games and just up grading the graphics would be fantastic! Games like the Myst series and the first few Tomb Raider games would be wonderful to replay with updated graphics while keeping the rest of the game environment and story in tact.
Congrats and Good Luck Jane Jensen! I'm looking forward to playing!
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#918025 - 10/10/13 08:38 AM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: Kaki's Sister]
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Yes, I was very sorry to hear that Tim Curry had suffered a stroke, oldman. It was reported on our UK news at the time frown
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#918039 - 10/10/13 09:59 AM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Tim Curry is still working -- he has completed several projects since the stroke in July 2012. smile He's very much alive and well.
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#918045 - 10/10/13 10:08 AM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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What about using the voice of Dean Erickson, who was Gabriel in GK2? The character sketch for Gabriel for the remake certainly resembles him. From his webpage at
http://deanerickson.com/
it looks like he's not in acting any more. But who knows, he might enjoy reprising his role as Gabriel.

It sounds like Tim Curry is recovering, but maybe not enough to do the voice acting yet. I hope he makes a full recovery. I'd assumed he was too much in demand to do Gabriel, though that may not be the reason.

Edit -- That's good news, Rushes.

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#918053 - 10/10/13 11:16 AM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: Rushes]
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Tim Curry is still working -- he has completed several projects since the stroke in July 2012. smile He's very much alive and well.


Very pleased to hear that, Rushes, thanks happydance
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#918055 - 10/10/13 11:38 AM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Can I get past the zombies in the remake please
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#918066 - 10/10/13 12:31 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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When will GK be available for purchase?? loved him!
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#918067 - 10/10/13 12:39 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: Laurie]
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Laurie, they are saying that they hope to see the release of this game somewhere around the middle of next year. wave

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#918092 - 10/10/13 04:10 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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According to Tim Curry's web site he is doing well and has completed some recent voice over work. I wasn't aware that he has so many song albums. Did know he was a singer and thought that his singing in Rocky Horror Picture Show was a one time thing. Interesting site,

http://www.timcurry.co.uk/
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#918094 - 10/10/13 04:19 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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The website was last updated September 2012. The info is old.

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#918100 - 10/10/13 04:40 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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The FAQ suggests that some of the original voice actors are now too expensive.

The voodoo shop owner is busy running NCIS. And Mosely has a Star Wars film to appear in.

I have no idea what Dr. John aka Worf is doing.
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#918134 - 10/10/13 08:17 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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well I'm sure that the voice acting will be just as polished and professional as all Jane's games.

Although I'm excited and pleased to see this remake and can't wait to get my grubby little paws on it, I was kind of hoping that the Mystery Game X was going to be GK4. Oh well.........
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#918142 - 10/10/13 09:07 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: GreyFuss]
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Originally Posted By: GreyFuss
Did know (Tim Curry) was a singer and thought that his singing in Rocky Horror Picture Show was a one time thing.


I loved him in Rocky Horror Picture Show!
He was so over the top.
A lot of people complain about that very thing in GK1, saying his Southern accent is just too much and not real.
Well, he did a good job but I'm Southern and I have news, I know people who sound a lot more "not real" than that. grin
After all, the South was settled by the Brits (English, Irish and Scots) so it wouldn't have been too much of a stretch for him.

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#918158 - 10/10/13 11:14 PM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Millions were thrown into Sierra's games at the time. I doubt they would have the same kind of budget these days to hire a string of great actors from Star Trek and Star Wars.

However this does not have to be a disadvantage, now they will probably go for great unknown voice actors, and we know Jane is good at finding them.

I think Dean Erickson had a good voice when he was acting in GK2, but I feel they need something closer to Curry as in GK1 and GK3. Erickson's voice is radically different and I'm not sure it would go well for a GK1 remake. But I would not say no, he is Gabriel Knight too.

Of course, if they really could get Tim Curry, and Activision is behind this so hopefully there is some money in the budget, I think they should. They must have known we would all be asking for it.

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#918212 - 10/11/13 09:21 AM Re: The Shadow Hunter Returns: Gabriel Knight Adventure Game Revamped by Original Creator Jane Jensen [Re: traveler]
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I feel the very fact that Tim Curry did play it "way over the top" contributed considerably to the success of the game when it was released AND helps it remains so popular today yes yes yes

So it will be most interesting to hear whose voice gets chosen for the re-make grin
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