The South Korean Game Ranking and Administration Committee (GRAC) has finished it once more, people. With slightly below two months to go till this yr’s QuakeCon occasion, the company has gone and rated Quake 2 Remastered (through Gematsu), which we will most likely assume does for the second game within the sequence what Quake Remastered did for the primary.

The GRAC does this quite a bit. Not solely has it leaked a brand new League of Legends game and a few type of new Silent Hill factor in latest reminiscence, it truly leaked the remaster of the primary Quake earlier than that received introduced and launched at QuakeCon 2021. 

It is unattainable to say for sure, however I might be very shocked if we did not see the identical occur for Quake 2 Remastered at QuakeCon 2023, which runs from August 10 to August 13 and would be the conference’s first in-person occasion for the reason that Covid-19 pandemic kicked off in 2020. 

The ranking on the GRAC’s web site is sparse on element and principally simply describes Quake 2. A machine translation of the contents says it is about “warfare in opposition to the hostile alien race, Strogg, who plans to invade the earth” and comprises “extreme expression of violence”. Nonetheless, I am fairly excited. Quake 2 was a formative game for me—one thing I bear in mind enjoying sitting at my dad’s monumental Fujitsu desktop after I was 6 years previous—and I am going to take any excuse to plunge again into that nostalgic feeling. The GRAC’s ranking says it is unsuitable for teenagers, however what do they know?

Quake 2 already has a type of pseudo-remaster within the type of Quake 2 RTX, however that is extra of a technical showpiece designed to point out off the type of lighting wizardry that Nvidia’s ray tracing-capable playing cards are in a position to pull off. There’s nonetheless a lot a extra formal remaster may accomplish.

When the Quake 1 remaster launched, it was accompanied by a model new enlargement from MachineGames—Dimension of the Machine—and even received a horde mode a few months after it got here out. I’ve received my fingers crossed {that a} related remaster for the second game would get the identical stage of affection.