It may have had a sliver of controversy surrounding its release, but if the Twitter replies are anything to go by, the people have forgotten and loved what they were given. King's Quest has ended, but not before bowing out with an encore.
With little word from the developer concerning its existence, they took to Twitter to cunningly reveal that the 'epilogue' is now available to those with the full 5 episodes registered to their accounts.
The King's Quest epilogue is now out. Thank you for playing, and for the support, art, gifs, letters, baked goods, streams and even tattoos! pic.twitter.com/aVcNy3VU1f— The Odd Gentlemen (@TheOddGentlemen) December 21, 2016
Being another story-telling title to span a 5 'episode' mini-series, the revival of King's Quest went down a treat. With over 1,000 Steam reviews painting the picture of a 'Very Positive' reaction, the sudden news of a surprise end following the more well-established ending of the game likely comes as a welcome Christmas gift to those who waited decades for an official sequel to the beloved point-n-click adventure series.
Looking for your next adventure game? Let's hope Vampyr will hit the mark.
Users say the bonus episode clocks in at only around 30 minutes long. But without knowing the story for ourselves, it's likely just there to wrap up a few loose ends and, perhaps, hint at a second season. You'll have to play the entire thing all the way through to know what to expect, and the Steam Winter Sale is likely the best time to do so!
While the first episode is free to download, each of the remaining 4 can set you back £4.19 during the sale. Or you can pick up the entire package - epilogue included - for £11.99. Just be warned, however, as the epilogue isn't available seperately. You need 'The Complete Collection'. Getting the first for free and wrapping up with a £9.99 season pass won't cut it.