When David Cage’s polygonal form walked in front of the camera at the start of the original Fahrenheit demo, it seemed like an unusual, funny thing for a game designer to do. However, it’s a little known fact that David Cage has actually been trapped there, inside his strange adventure game these past ten years. That’s made it difficult to direct actors in his more recent works – explaining a lot – but it’s also given him the time to polish up the game which has become his prison.
Now according to a listing on Amazon.com, Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered is on its way.
Fahrenheit was a tense, gritty murder mystery which wrung tension from mundane actions by, for example, mapping mopping controls to the mouse in as direct and physical a way as possible. That made it interesting from the off even before it descended into supernatural gobbledygook, its strange plot leading you to have sex with a zombie and to fight the internet in physical form.
The Remastered edition is aiming to spit and polish, including new textures that have been “meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop,” the ability to flit between the new and original art on a whim, and proper controller support. Also it combines the game’s original and North American names into a single title. Ooh!
In theory I enjoy games that let me view the old and new art on the fly, but Monkey Island’s re-releases taught me that I’ll spend the whole time thinking, “I wonder what this looks like the other way” and obsessively switching back and forth. This is why I don’t wear sunglasses.
Given that we’re finding out about this via an Amazon page and not a press release, it seems wise to take the details here with a pinch of salt. It would be a strange thing to be totally untrue, but it does seem likely that the listing went live before it had been proofed given the “[check]” after the words “fully orchestrated”. You’ll supposedly be able to check for yourself come its release date on January 29, but be careful; the only way David Cage can escape his self-made hell is if he finds a replacement.