Score one for the music.
The King’s Quest reboot by the newly reformed Sierra will be releasing later this year, but until then, we’re being shown more and more of how the development on it is coming along. Given that King’s Quest is a beloved and classic property, developers have to be careful to treat it with respect, and try to make the new game as authentic as possible, while also modernizing it where necessary.
The newest developer diary for the game goes inside the studio for a listen at how story sets the tone for King’s Quest’s new soundtrack. For composer David Stanton, scoring a world teeming with as many fantastic creatures and strange personalities as King’s Quest demanded a thematic approach, one in which the unique essences of the characters inform the music that accompanies them. As an aging King Graham guides players back through the lost tales of his youth, those recurring motifs will be critical to exploring the people and events that shaped his destiny from humble beginnings to heroic nobility.
King’s Quest itself will be out for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC later this year. Stay tuned to GamingBolt for more coverage and information.