Cyan Worlds Unveils Riven’s Remake Gameplay Trailer and Introduces Star-Studded Cast


Fans of classic puzzle adventures were treated to an exciting announcement yesterday as Cyan Worlds unveiled the first official gameplay trailer for the upcoming remake of Riven, along with introducing the talented cast behind the game’s characters.

The gameplay reveal showcased a fresh perspective on the beloved 1997 hit, now fully realized in stunning 3D visuals and powered by Unreal Engine 5. Cyan Worlds, known for its immersive storytelling and intricate puzzles, has rebuilt Riven from the ground up, capturing the essence of the original while delivering a modern gaming experience. Players, both returning adventurers and newcomers, can expect a captivating journey through the enigmatic world of the D’ni Empire.

Watch the Riven gameplay reveal trailer here:

Set to launch on VR and flatscreen platforms, including Macs with Apple silicon and Windows systems, later this year, Riven’s remake promises a blend of nostalgia and innovation. Pre-orders and wishlists for the game are already available, building anticipation among eager fans.

In addition to the exciting gameplay trailer, Cyan Worlds introduced a star-studded cast lending their voices and performances to Riven’s expanded narrative. BAFTA and SAG-nominated actress Shannon Woodward, known for her roles in The Last of Us Part II and Westworld, joins the game as a new character, adding depth to the story. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and NYT best-selling author Ronan Farrow also contributes his voice talents, bringing his unique perspective to the game’s narrative.


Shannon Woodward shared her excitement, stating, “I love collaborative art and narrative games like Myst and Riven, which were ahead of their time. They influenced storytelling in games, and I’m thrilled to be a part of this project.”

Ronan Farrow expressed his enthusiasm for the role, highlighting Cyan Worlds’ focus on character-driven storytelling, “I think part of what made Riven formative for me as a kid is its character-driven narrative.”

The game will also honor the original voice performances of John Keston, Christine Steel, Vicente Ramos, and Kate Vita, preserving the legacy of the late John Keston, beloved in the Myst and Riven communities.

Riven’s remake is not just a visual upgrade but a deep dive into the rich lore and puzzles that made the original a classic. With intricate storytelling, mind-bending puzzles, immersive environments, and stunning graphics, Cyan Worlds invites players to rediscover the magic of Riven in a fully reimagined experience.


Key Features of Riven’s Remake:

  • Intricate Storytelling and Mind-Bending Puzzles
  • Immersive Environments and Stunning Graphics
  • An Expanded World To Explore
  • Fully Re-imagined Gaming Experience
  • Truly Immersive Experience Developed in Parallel for flatscreen and VR

Stay tuned for Riven’s release later this year on PC via Steam and GOG, promising an unforgettable adventure for players across different platforms.

What are your thoughts on Riven and its first gameplay trailer along with its cast reveal? Let us know in the comments section below.

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With a passion for action-adventure games rivaled only by their dedication to sharing the latest gaming news, Mark Stuart has been a prominent voice in the gaming community for the past three years. Their journey into the world of video game journalism began with an insatiable curiosity for exploring virtual realms and unraveling epic narratives.

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