Microids is still planning to release Syberia 3 on Nintendo Switch, but that doesn’t look like it will happen until sometime next year. In the meantime, the publisher announced it will bring the original Syberia to Nintendo’s portable console on October 20 of this year.
Developed by Koalabs, the same team currently working on the Switch version of Syberia 3, the port of the original classic introduces players to recurring heroine Kate Walker, a New York lawyer sent to the French Alps to oversee the sale of a former automation factory. It’s an assignment that will change her life forever. She travels throughout Eastern Europe, accompanied by an automaton named Oscar, and the pair interact with various colorful characters before finally meeting with inventor Hans Voralberg. Their ultimate destination, as the game’s title suggests, is the mythical island of Syberia.
Syberia was originally developed by Microids and published by The Adventure Company in the United States. It released first on PC in 2002, and we were pretty excited about it at the time. Since then, the game has been ported to a wide variety of platforms including Xbox, DS, PlayStation 2, iOS, and Windows Mobile.
Microids will be available exclusively on the Nintendo eShop, for an unspecified price. There’s no word yet on whether Syberia 2 will eventually receive similar treatment, but if it does, interested consumers will then be able to acquire the complete trilogy on Nintendo’s latest platform. If nothing else, the upcoming port is a great way to explore the series’ roots before delving into its latest chapter next year. Have you ever played the first Syberia?