Remaking old games is nothing new to the gaming industry now. With the likes of Resident Evil 3 making big waves, bringing back nostalgia has been awesome of many older gamers. Nightdive Studios is banking on that, as the company behind the System Shock remake will be bringing back 1997’s Blade Runner together with Alcon Entertainment.
The Westwood Studios point-and-click adventure game will be remade into Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition. The game will come out later this year for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
While not a direct adaptation, Blade Runner is based on the Ridley Scott film, and follows Detective Ray McCoy as he hunts down rogue replicants. The game also won the first Adventure Game of the Year award at the Academy of Interactive Arts & Science’s first DICE Awards.
Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition will get a “polished and premium restoration” from Nightdive Studios using the company’s proprietary KEX game engine. The game will also boast updated character models, animations, and cutscenes, together with widescreen resolution support, keyboard and controller customization, and more.
“Blade Runner is still a jaw-dropping achievement on every level, so while we’re using KEX to upgrade the graphics and respectfully elevate the gaming experience in a way you’ve never seen before, we’re still preserving Westwood’s vision and gameplay in all its glory,” says Nightdive CEO Stephen Kick. “While you can enjoy the benefits of playing the game on modern hardware, the game should look and feel not as it was, but as glorious as you remember it being.”
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