The New 12 months brings a brand new update from Nightdive Studios, developer of the upcoming System Shock remake. The put up opens with affirmation that the game is because of arrive in March this yr, which the studio had beforehand introduced as a goal: 

“This isn’t our first time saying a tentative launch window,” writes Nightdive, “however over the previous few years a lot has modified: the scope and scale of the mission has developed dramatically and with [publisher] Prime Matter becoming a member of the mission it’s enabled us to deal with quality-of-life enhancements, bug fixing, and localization help—the final main steps in direction of releasing a game we’re all extremely pleased with”.

Nightdive goes on to element among the areas of the game it has been centered on, together with giving Citadel “a little bit of a makeover” to swimsuit the large finale, and including some enemy variants to create new challenges in later ranges. There’s additionally a brand new enemy sort which “is a call-back to an unique we initially omitted, however determined to incorporate”. The accompanying video merely exhibits it being blown away and collapsing, so I am not fairly certain what sort of risk it poses.

There’s somewhat take a look at Diego (a CEO who Shodan turns right into a cyborg), some fancier weapon results, after which the coup de grace: ludicrous ranges of dismemberment.

“As dismemberment has been a excessive precedence for us and each enemy is receiving a very customized dismemberment mannequin,” writes Nightdive. “There are lots of enemies and the quantity of effort being spent on that is staggering”. Staggering! Good pun.

That is accompanied by a video of a bird-like enemy, which sadly cannot be embedded however is viewable right here, where the participant initially headshots the poor factor earlier than individually shooting the wings, legs and different components. Maybe it is simply me however this video is unintentionally fairly amusing, although I think about when enjoying significantly quite than attempting to point out off the tech this provides an incredible deal to the game’s ambiance.

The feedback on this put up are combined, for 2 foremost causes. One is that this can be a game introduced in 2016 that has suffered repeated delays, and people who backed it are actually pissed: As one reply says, “how do I alter my supply handle? I’ve moved 4 instances since 2016.” The second is that it started as a “trustworthy remake” and, whether or not optimistic or unfavourable, Nightdive is certainly making substantial modifications. 

The proof will probably be within the pudding with this one, although it speaks volumes that the studio is assured sufficient to say it’s going to lastly launch in two months. For what it is value we took a take a look at the remake’s arsenal not way back, and located rather a lot to love, whereas the latest trailer hit all the fitting notes.