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Sierra's Coming Back With King's Quest, Geometry Wars

Activision's new label will focus on reviving old franchises, incubating new ideas.

The return of Sierra was teased last week, and Gamescom reports are filling in the details. We now know Sierra will be initially focusing on reviving both Geometry Wars and King's Quest.

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The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom developer The Odd Gentlemen have been tasked with King's Quest, while Lucid Games, formed from the ashes of Bizarre Creations, is building Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions.

Geometry Wars creator Stephen Cakebread confirmed he's not involved with the new game, which is scheduled for "this holiday season."

The new Geometry Wars will have "full 3D action," cooperative and competitive multiplayer, and a 50-mission single-player campaign.

Here's what little we know about the new King's Quest, which is coming sometime next year.

"In the new story, King Graham--revered as the greatest adventurer to ever live--shares his life’s adventures with his curious granddaughter, Gwendolyn. It is through these tales that Gwendolyn discovers the true greatness of her grandfather."

"We're very proud of what we created all those years ago with Sierra Online, and today’s news about carrying Sierra forward as an indie-specific brand is very encouraging,” said Sierra founder Ken Williams in a press release. “We look forward to seeing Sierra’s independent spirit live on, and are especially excited to see what The Odd Gentlemen will do with King’s Quest.”

New Sierra's focus will be on digital distribution, and is already in talks with a number of other developers.

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