Step aside, February, it looks like March is aiming to be another big gaming month. Other than The Settlers, Shadow Warrior 3, and the Ghostrunner DLC, now we have Syberia gearing up to release in less than two months. Publisher Microids announced today that Syberia: The World Before, which got delayed late last year, has found a release date for March 18.
Originally scheduled for December, but the developer desired some more time for spit and polish. In a message, Microids wrote that it wanted to “make sure [the game] does fans right.” It was a noteworthy statement, as Syberia games had fallen off in quality since the second game. We last explored the world as Kate Walker in 2017’s Syberia 3, and fans weren’t enthused. The developer has a lot to prove with Syberia: The World Before, so I doubt anyone was against it taking the extra time. So far, Microids and developer Koalabs are keen on putting Syberia back on track.
“We wanted to offer the best possible experience and pay a massive tribute to Kate Walker’s epic adventures envisioned by Benoît Sokal,” reads the press release. “These extra weeks allowed the studio Koalabs and our team to be confident about delivering the game you deserve.”
An adventure through time
To add to the news, Microids has released the game’s soundtrack onto streaming platforms. You can head to Spotify now to listen to the game’s music, composed by Inon Zur. Other than having a cool name, Zur composed music for games like Dragon Age: Origin, Crysis, and Fallout 3. He also wrote music for Power Rangers: Turbo, where he won a Telly Award for Best Score in 1997. Neat stuff.
Syberia: The World Before will release on March 18, and will put fans in the shoes of two protagonists. Walker must find her way out of a salt mine in Taiga, where she was left at the end of the last game. However, you also play as Dana Roze in a story that takes place in 1937. It’s an intriguing setup, one that hopefully pans out for the game. The series could use another win.