Point ‘n’ click hero preps for comeback in Simon the Sorcerer Origins

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Magic and Mystery are part of his history…

Yep, yer boy Chris Moyse is here with more gaming news for those Of A Certain Age. Publisher Leonardo Interactive and developer Smallthings Studios have announced a brand new game starring one of the point ‘n’ click genre’s formative home computing heroes, Simon the Sorcerer!

Neither a remaster nor a remake, Simon the Sorcerer Origins will be a prequel to the original 1993 Adventure Soft classic, as a rebellious young man falls under the tutelage of his friend, guide, and mentor, Calypso. Simon the Sorcerer Origins will retain the exploratory, point ‘n’ click gameplay of yore, complete with item puzzles, a wide cast of characters, and a comical, tongue-in-cheek script.

Check out an early development trailer below, courtesy of IGN.

According to Leonardo Interactive, this officially licensed prequel features slick, cartoonish artworks, and sporting dynamic transitions that allow gameplay to flow seamlessly in and out of cutscenes. As players explore Simon’s newfound powers, they will learn of the events that led up to his mythical 1990s escapade.

Fresh off of Ron Gibert’s recent Return to Monkey Island announcement, point ‘n click fans will be stoked to hear of Simon’s return. Hopefully, this brand-new adventure will capture the magic and enchantment of its old-school roots. Simon the Sorcerer Origins will launch in 2023 on PlayStation, PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch platforms.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse