AVS likely to hit consoles? 19 Mar, 2008, 21:33 / 8 comments

As pointed out by the superb Pumpkin Post, a Crimson Cow producer named Georg Hach has posted on the official A Vampyre Story forums that he thinks the prospects of the game expanding beyond the PC are good indeed:
We'd LOVE to do console ports of "A Vampyre Story". But right now, none are in production. This really depends on how well the game will be received on PC. But since I strongly believe that A Vampyre Story will be the best selling adventure game in 2008, I would not worry so much about it. For me, the question is "when" rather then "if".

The minimum system req's are not yet final, but you will be able to play it on a very moderate PC. We'll release more info on that when we get closer to the release.
Could we see Mona on the Wii/Xbox 360/PS3? Time will tell!


  • PirateKingChris on 20 Mar, 2008, 21:41…
    I still want a boxed version, for PC. :P
  • Udvarnoky on 20 Mar, 2008, 21:45…
    There will be a boxed version. We just don't know which countries specifically are getting it.
  • xChri5x on 20 Mar, 2008, 02:51…
    Consoles are overrated! There... I said it!
  • Maratanos on 19 Mar, 2008, 22:14…
    I dunno, I'm hedging my bets on Sam & Max Season 2 getting more sales than A Vampyre Story. Doesn't mean much, though. Sam & Max is more widely known now because of Season 1, and they're episodic, and they're a bunch of cheaper sales, so the figures aren't that comparable. But I still expect Sam & Max to do better.

    Doesn't mean AVS is gonna suckl, though, because I doubt that too.
  • Udvarnoky on 20 Mar, 2008, 03:05…
  • Maratanos on 20 Mar, 2008, 03:19…
    Yes Germany. That's exactly why I doubt it will sell as well as Sam & Max. The foreign publisher will probably mean that it's not terribly marketed here in the states.

    Sortof like the absolute lack of employees at Crackpot led to severe undercoverage for Insecticide.
  • The Tingler on 20 Mar, 2008, 16:36…
    What he means is that Germany is the biggest market for adventure games and so it's much more likely that A Vampyre Story WILL be a success.

    I don't think Bill Tiller will let us English-speakers down in the translation department either.
  • Udvarnoky on 20 Mar, 2008, 18:54…
    I doubt we have to worry about English "translation." Even though Germany was the first and probably still primary territory for AVS, the game was developed in America and written in English. I'll bet the German version has first-rate localization though.

    Maratanos, regarding your concern that the USA version won't be marketed as heavily...that's probably very true, but then, that reflects the sales of adventure games in the USA by comparison to Germany, where they apparently sell much better. (This explains why a German publisher was the one that funded this San Francisco-based developer. Where were all the stateside gamblers? Hint: Nobody here wants anything to do with an adventure game, because the fact is that nobody here buys them.)