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Sorcery! Series Concludes With Release Of Part 4: The Crown of Kings
Inkle, the developer behind the “interactive fiction” game 80 days, concluded its video game adaptation of Steve Jackson’s classic Sorcery! Series of 1980s game books on 22nd September with the release of the fourth and final installment, Sorcery! Part 4: The Crown of Kings. Available on iOS, Android, Windows and Mac, Part 4 builds on the developments of the previous three games: The Crown of Kings sees players searching the Fortress of Mampang for the eponymous crown and battling the evil Archmage in a text based choose-your-own-adventure fantasy story. It promises an open world which players can freely explore and interact with, as well as hand drawn art and a unique combat and spell-casting system. A tutorial is also available to help players new to the series.
The Crown of Kings is a direct sequel to the earlier Sorcery! Games, offering a conclusion to the story which began in 2013 with the release of Part 1: The Shamutanti Hills and continued through Part 2: Khare, Cityport of Traps and Part 3: The Seven Serpents. As in the original game-book series, decisions made in previous games will have consequences in the finale, offering a wide variety of unique paths through the story. The Crown of Kings also contains a range of different possible endings, depending on the player’s choices.
The previous Sorcery! games have been both commercial and critical successes, with part 3 attaining an average metacritic score of 90% and the series reaching a total of more than 1.5 million downloads across all games and platforms.
The portable versions of the game can be purchased on the Apple store and the Google play store for $4.99 and do not contain micro-transactions, while the PC and Mac versions have a retail price of $9.99, but are on sale for $5.99 until September 29th. For more information, you can visit the publisher’s website.