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King's Quest: Chapter 1 out now

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Activision has today resurrected a 32-year-old game series, and—in a twist from their usual modus operandi—hasn't turned it into a modern military shooter. The first chapter of the episodic King's Quest is out now. It's called A Knight To Remember, and is available to buy in standalone and season pass form.

Here's the trailer.

"An aging King Graham reflects on a life of adventure with his granddaughter, Gwendolyn," explains the trailer's description, "taking players back to his teen years and his quest to become a knight of Daventry in King Edward’s royal guard. Discover a wondrous world full of whimsical characters, charming puzzles and perilous dangers in this fun and enchanting coming of age story."

Fun fact: it's actually cheaper in the UK to buy the first chapter and subsequent season pass than it is to buy "The Complete Collection" upfront. Chapter 1 costs £7/$10, and the season pass £24/$30—a total of £31/$40, maths fans. The Complete Collection costs £32/$40. Weird, right?

I didn't catch the King's Quest series first time around. As a kid, I didn't catch any adventure series that wasn't called Little Big Adventure. But the demo of the reimagined King's Quest made Wes excited for the future of adventure games (opens in new tab). That strikes me as high praise indeed.

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.