system shock

Night Dive Studios has pushed its much hyped System Shock reboot onto Kickstarter, with a $900,000 bank to cram full of nostalgic gimme-gimme-gimme munnies. Pledges of $5000 and $10,000 include a custom, System Shockified Razer Blade gaming laptop, and at press time, the bank is already over a third up, with 29 days left on the clock.

Described in the blurb as a “complete remake of the genre defining classic from 1994”, the project scope includes updated visuals, music, controls and UI, and even new voice work by original SHODAN, Terri Brosius.

Showing they’ve got what it takes, Night Dive has also dropped a playable, proof of concept demo on Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store, that “represents the look and feel that we want to achieve with the final version we’ll deliver to you”.

And there’s a trailer.

Assuming the Kickstarter campaign makes its cash, the game is expected to release for PC and Xbox One in December 2017, with additional releases on OSX and Linux subject to stretch goal targets. According to the FAQ, Night Dive is also “open to other platforms in the future”.

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