When Alice last dunked the RPS scifi horror-o-meter into Night Dive Studio’s System Shock remake, the readings came back with some early screens of the reinterpreted Citadel Station. The stills were a wonderful combination of old versus new, as developers Night Dive have been consulting with the original System Shock team, including concept artist Robb Waters.
There’s now some footage on the loose which looks even lovelier. Pop below to see for yourself.
Cards on the table: I love System Shock. Like Adam, I’ve probably got a stronger connection with its sequel by way of timing, however I thoroughly enjoyed returning to Night Dive’s Enhanced Edition last year.
The reason I mention this is because the following trailer begins by telling us it’s pre-alpha footage, that it’s subject to change and that nothing is final. As a writer, I’m probably supposed to go with an open mind, but also be able to point out the bits that look a wee bit rough around the edges at this stage. I’m probably supposed to then offer you an objective critique. I’m probably not supposed to be as excited about it as I am regardless. Which is why you should have a gander and come to your own conclusions:
And here’s Night Dive’s description:
“After 20 years, we are remastering and re-imagining the original System Shock. We will keep the new game true to the classic experience, keeping all the things you loved, while updating the user interface and graphics to use a modern day engine (Unity).”
Still no release date just yet, however I do recommend giving the Enhanced Edition a spin in the meantime. But then you knew I’d say that.