The next chapter in The Odd Gentleman’s episodic King’s Quest series has been given a release date. Chapter 4: Snow Place Like Home will release on September 27 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
“King’s Quest is approaching its final chapters, but there are still plenty of adventures, surprises and puns to be had,” said Matt Korba, president of The Odd Gentleman. “Today we are incredibly excited to announce that players will be able to experience the last two chapters and bonus epilogue of King Graham’s journey before the holidays.”
That quote confirms that we’ll be seeing the final chapter, and the optional epilogue (included in The Complete Collection) very soon.
Thus far the new King’s Quest has retold the events from the first two games in the original King’s Quest series from the 80s and 90s. Chapter 4 opens with King Graham’s infant son being kidnapped.
In King’s Quest III: To Heir Is Human (1986), you played as the kidnapped Prince Alexander trying to escape the clutches of the evil wizard Manannan. Chapter 4: Snow Place Like Home bookends this event from King Graham’s point of view, fast-forwarding us 18 years to when Alexander returns.
The reunited father and son must work together to solve the puzzles of the Ice Palace, and hopefully answer some more questions involving Alexander’s disappearance. Prince Alexander is the father of Gwendolyn, Graham’s granddaughter with whom he’s regaling with his stories in the new series.
Previous King’s Quest chapters have been rated E for Everyone with some Fantasy Violence. Chapters can vary wildly in tone, with Chapter 2 in particular being much darker.