The remake (reboot, restart, reinstall, whatever…) of the original System Shock is taking shape quite nicely. Not just that. You, even as a non-Kickstarter-pledger, can actually try it in its pre-alpha cocoon right now just by hopping over to Steam. Simples.
Needless to say, we’re excited. So much so in fact, that we’re no longer able to hold it. The original was, wethinks, better than the more popular sequel. There. Now do your bit.
This remake of System Shock is doing more than just updating the look and feel, but will also keep “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).” The project has also enlisted Chris Avellone of Fallout 2, Knights of the Old Republic 2, and other great RPG fame to help bring System Shock back to life.
Minds of general public wouldn’t be able to comprehend how uninterested are we in E3. However, when Monsieur Harvey Smith hits the stage, we listen. We listen good.
In a not-too-shocking twist, it’s Dishonored 2 and it brings some oh-interesting-indeed new gameplay elements into what has been one of our all-time favourites. Observe.
Harvey Smith was onstage to talk us through two separate missions, pieces of which can be seen in the trailer. The first showed off the verticality of the new city, which is inspired by south Mediterranean architecture, spilling down from a hill to the coast.