KING Art Games and THQ Nordic bring back a classic detective adventure game with The Raven Remastered.
It’s been almost 5 years since I saw the second episode of the original in the business area at Gamescom and despite having bought the complete retail version in June 2017, I still haven’t come around playing it. For those who have, it will come as a surprise to see it make a return in a revamped edition. After rebooting a well-known franchise with the release of Black Mirror and having dabbled in the tactical RPG genre with The Dwarves and the current RTS Kickstarter project Iron Harvest, it’s an unexpected release, although considering the fact that it’s now available on consoles for the first time, it’s an understandable move.
The classic whodunnit story revolves around the theft of an ancient ruby from the British Museum in 60ies London, with a raven’s feather left behind that hints at the legendary master thief The Raven who disappeared years before. Now it’s up to Constable Anton Jakob Zellner to find the culprit and solve a murder mystery that brings him to illustrious classic crime locations like a train in the Swiss alps or a majestic cruise ship and the Cairo Museum. Character and plot development remain as unchanged as the classic point-and-click adventure puzzles, so the new version only means updated graphics like remastered animations, lighting and hair in full HD resolution. While this doesn’t sound like much to warrant a new purchase, it’s commendable that those who have already bought the GOG or Steam versions will receive this remaster for free, i.e. the old version is replaced, but can still be played separately as a bonus.
The game is now available on PC and consoles in digital and retail form, while the GOG and Steam versions come with a 25% launch discount that will last until March 20, 6pm UTC. A Digital Deluxe Edition can also be bought separately, but only on Steam at the moment. It includes the soundtrack, a story book with information about the characters, a “Making of” booklet of the original game, a printable papercraft mask of The Raven and four digital posters.
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